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New Brick-and-Mortar Concept Store Opened at the Leonardo

The founder and executive chairperson of African Fashion International (AFI), Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, spoke to CNBC Africa about her decision to open a brick-and-mortar concept store in the midst of a pandemic. In conversation with Fifi Peters, Dr Moloi-Motsepe details the business case for the newly launched concept store House of Nala, located at the … Continue reading New Brick-and-Mortar Concept Store Opened at the Leonardo

AFI e-commerce store launches exclusive concept designer boutique at The Leonardo

African Fashion International (AFI) has long been a driver of the South African and pan-African luxury landscape, bringing fresh African design straight to the consumer from the seasonal runways. Fashion aficionados will already be familiar with the AFI e-commerce store, House of Nala, which launched in March 2020 and made shopping for fashion seamlessly easy from the … Continue reading AFI e-commerce store launches exclusive concept designer boutique at The Leonardo

These 5 African Fashion Brands Have The Best Statement Dresses

While the little black dress is a popular wardrobe essential, the big bold statement dress shouldn’t be overlooked.   Scroll down to shop for the best statements from African brands. The Brand: Mahone: The Quiet Junkie  The Dress: Utility Shirt Dress  The Details: Thembisa-born designer, Sibusiso Mahone’s luxury brand, Mahone: The Quiet Junkie aims to … Continue reading These 5 African Fashion Brands Have The Best Statement Dresses

A Celebration of Classic Femininity through Modern Fashion

Zimbabwean-born fashion designer, Taku Dlamini is redefining women’s fashion staples, giving a modern twist on the beloved blouses, flowy dresses and culottes. Taking a step back from complicated and boldly colourful designs that often make their way onto the runway, for her latest collection, Taku Dlamini decided to opt for a more minimal and sophisticated … Continue reading A Celebration of Classic Femininity through Modern Fashion

Fashion Trends: Grey + Yellow | Pantone Colour Combination of the Year

Each year, the fashion and creative world wait patiently for the Pantone powers to dictate the colour that will inform the season’s aesthetic. In years past, the colour authority bestowed the title of “Colour of the Year” to singular hues like Classic Blue (2020) and Living Coral (2019). However, for the year 2021, the colour … Continue reading Fashion Trends: Grey + Yellow | Pantone Colour Combination of the Year

Top 5 Looks This Week

We’ve rounded up the top five most loved items from the AFI Boutique for this week. These looks not only reflect African design excellence but are also in keeping with the latest trends seen on international runways in 2021. Loose fit, pleated pants from the Seditsi Collection After being featured at number three on last … Continue reading Top 5 Looks This Week

Colour vs Geometry In Nguni Inspired Fashion From Inga Madyibi

We’re accustomed to seeing the use of geometric shapes, found in Nguni art, from African designer Inga Madyibi, but we may be in for a surprise with his next collection. We’ve been seeing on his Instagram post, a play of nude colour palette, and cannot stop wondering and getting excited about his next range.  The … Continue reading Colour vs Geometry In Nguni Inspired Fashion From Inga Madyibi

Valentine’s Day Reimagined with the Little Red Dress

This Valentine’s Day let’s ditch the classic little black dress (LBD) and embrace the color of love by wearing a little red dress. This symbol of look-at-me fierceness has been seen on the latest runways of fashion weeks in Joburg and Paris. Designers like Virgil Abloh, Imprint and Gavin Rajah are part of this revival … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Reimagined with the Little Red Dress

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