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Film Review: 100% Dakar – More than Art

Oct25

Dakar has long been hailed as a center of African visual arts since President Leopold Senghor hosted the World Festival of Negro Arts in 1966. More recently African Artists and art enthusiasts descend onto the city for the Dakar Biennale, a major exhibit of contemporary African art that happens every two years.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/92330537[/vimeo]

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Vogue Italia’s editor wants to help Africa like itself

Remember Vogue Italia’s Rebranding Africa issue? (Elliot Ross got jealous and denigrated Ban Ki Moon’s cover model shot in an epic post.)

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Rwandans Poised to Take on African Fashion

Kigali- When Rwandan designer Colombe Ituze Ndutiye began drawing at the age of six, she thought she would grow up to be a cartoonist.

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Dakar Fashion Week

Last May, Vogue Italia devoted their entire issue to Africa and called it “Rebranding Africa”. Naturally, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was on the cover. The issue details the Vogue expedition into Africa, with editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani pleading with Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan to build an “African Rodeo Drive”, and gallantly emerging with development statistics, trend reports and photo spreads that purposefully did not include anything “sad, trashy or poor”.

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Nigerian designers highlight climate change

Nov24

Ahead of the climate summit in Durban, this year’s Nigeria Fashion Week in Lagos was used by designers as a chance to showcase fashion trends with a strong environmental message. Video by Vox Africa

Fashion: a new “African style” debuts in London

“I don’t know the ratio, I didn’t think that way. I just think about people wearing beautiful clothes. Because these are not just clothes for catwalk models, these are clothes for every person.” According to the organisers of the London fashion week, the young designer Lesego Malatsi is ready to bring South African creativity to the fashionistas of Europe.

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