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Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/ Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Tokyo Fashion Week

  Heritage Haute   By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   The design duo team of Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito brings forth their iconic heritage-infused collection of jaw-dropping Kimonos for Spring/Summer 2015 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. The beauty of covering global designers is witnessing their beautiful capacity of being able to weave the...

Feature: Crowning The Women of Dakar

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  My Own Hair Odyssey in Senegal    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada ‘You must never push a black woman in a pool. Or splash her. You must never even joke about that. Our hair… it’s a serious affair.” Rwandan-born Alice levels her earnest gaze across the table from me. Years later, I couldn’t remember what...

Global Designer Spotlight: 54 Kingdoms — From Ghana To The Globe

54 Kingdoms an online fashion destination celebrating the African style sensibility.

      Kingdom Come: Fashion Storytelling   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In 1948, over 500 Jamaican and Barbadian men boarded the Empire Windrush, leaving the sunny shores of their Caribbean islands for an uncertain future in Britain.   They landed at Tilbury docks in London, and would be...

Feature: Beauty of a Bazin and a BouBou From Senegal, Africa

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      A bazin and a boubou: the hunt for a Senegalese husband     By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada  “Real women have currrrves!”  the vendor roars at me.   I have been in Senegal for a little over a week, and am still shocked every time someone openly comments on my...

Global Designer Spotlight: Moutta Abalanchad, Taureg Jewelry Designer From Niger

Taureg Jewelry by Moutta Abalanchad

      One Way of Life Ends, Another Begins: The Story of Taureg Jewelry Designer Moutta Abalanchad   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey     Recently, I had the opportunity to interview a Tuareg jewelry maker from Niger. Moutta Abalanchad lives in a small village, but several times a year he travels to Europe...

Feature: Highlights from Tokyo Fashion Week (Part One) F/W 2013-14

L-R: Yasutoshi Ezumi, Jotaro Saito & Motonari Ono

    We are halfway through Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week-Tokyo and their Autumn/Winter 2013-14 presentations — here are designers that we need to talk about right now.   By: Hina P. Ansari     Dressed Undressed   When you are nominated to be a finalist for the prestigious international Woolmark prize by...

Global Designer Spotlight: Mahayatra from Toronto, Canada

MAHAYATRA's Riksha Weave Scarf

      MAHAYATRA’s main mantra is to re-ignite the menswear accessories space with timeless tradition.    By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Bringing attention to menswear and accessories is becoming increasingly important. The focus on fashion and design generally dominates female needs, but South Asian-Canadian designer, Neelesh Mistry found a way to begin his introduction...

On the streets of…Accra, Ghana

Lovely ladies rockin' the prints

                                      Traditional Friday brings forth a dazzling array of prints!   Fashionistas: Ladies’ afternoon social!   Location: Accra, Ghana   Secret: Be. A. Woman. The feminine cuts and frock-like playfulness takes afternoon-chic to another level of elegance...

Global Designer Spotlight: KIKI Clothing from Accra, Ghana

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  (slideshow)  Titi Ademola & KIKI Clothing combines stylish wear with philanthropy for Ghana.  By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   KIKI Clothing is a Ghanaian clothing line created by creative director and fashion designer Titi Ademola.Located in shop G39a in the Accra Mall, KIKI Clothing specializes in the making of Afro-centric designs with colourful Ghanaian...

City Style Snapshot: Accra

Wonderful prints from traditional gowns from Accra, Ghana Africa.

Cultural couture dictates Accra’s fashion scene. By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana.   Located along the shores of the Gulf of Guinea, Ghana is one of the many African countries budding with world-class fashion. The fashion industry has emerged from a state of complete blandness to a state of growing consistency that is loyal to their...