It’s a wrap – Reset, Reinvent, Reimagine!
It’s a wrap – Reset, Reinvent, Reimagine!

AFI fashion week Joburg 2020 opened on the 12 th November with a robust masterclass discussion onInclusivity and Diversity in the Fashion Industry facilitated by Tumelo Mothotoane and panelist FelipeM…

Anglo American Platinum announces PlatAfrica 2020 winners
Anglo American Platinum announces PlatAfrica 2020 winners

Anglo American Platinum announced the winners of the 21stannual PlatAfrica jewellery design and manufacturing competition tonight aspart of African Fashion International (AFI) Fashion WeekJoburg, with…

AFI Fashion Week – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
AFI Fashion Week – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Ready, steady, let’s go! AFI is gearing up to wow audiences across the world.However, things will be done differently this year due to the global pandemic which hashalted industries, mostly fashion.…

Behind The Label: Magents
Behind The Label: Magents

We touched base with design duo, Thei and Didier, from the celebrated streetwear label, Magnets. Inthis interview, we chatted with the designers about the business of fashion, the future of their bran…

AFI Fashion Week – Reset! Reimagine! Reinvent!
AFI Fashion Week – Reset! Reimagine! Reinvent!

The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced and halted many sectors, including fashion. In continuing with fashion week this year AFI aims to preserve the financial sustainability and social recognition of all …

ECO-FASHION BRANDS TO WATCH
ECO-FASHION BRANDS TO WATCH

Shopping with your conscience has never been this easy! Sustainable fashion, or eco-fashion as it’s referred to in some circles, is an emerging manufacturing process where clothes, shoes, and acc…

3 DESIGNERS WHO DRAW INSPIRATION FROM THEIR AFRICAN HERITAGE
3 DESIGNERS WHO DRAW INSPIRATION FROM THEIR AFRICAN HERITAGE

Check out these designers who are embracing their cultural heritage and showcasing the power of African design. MAXHOSA Described as the bolder, African version of Missoni, the Maxhosa b…

IMAGE CONSULTANT AND STYLIST, SIYAVUYA DONDOLO SHARES HIS TIPS FOR PUTTING TOGETHER THE PERFECT HERITAGE DAY OUTFIT
IMAGE CONSULTANT AND STYLIST, SIYAVUYA DONDOLO SHARES HIS TIPS FOR PUTTING TOGETHER THE PERFECT HERITAGE DAY OUTFIT

Best known for being the stylist behind one of South Africa’s most beloved lifestyle show, Top Billing, Siyavuya’s work can be seen on local and international commercials, as well as on elite exec…

WOMEN IN FASHION: ISOKEN OGIEMWONYI
WOMEN IN FASHION: ISOKEN OGIEMWONYI

Best known for her role as the editor-at-large of Nigeria’s top women interest and celebrity news platform, Bella Naija Style. Isoken Ogiemwonyi is a Nigerian, Toronto-based, millennial fashion tast…

4 KEYS TO LOOKING GOOD ON YOUR NEXT ZOOM CONFERENCE CALL
4 KEYS TO LOOKING GOOD ON YOUR NEXT ZOOM CONFERENCE CALL

Have a zoom call meeting scheduled for this week? Take note of our top four tips to looking polished and professional at all virtual occasions. Keep It Tailored On The TopWhen it comes to deciding …

FEMALE FASHION ACTIVISTS WHO ARE CHAMPIONING SUSTAINABILITY & DIVERSITY
FEMALE FASHION ACTIVISTS WHO ARE CHAMPIONING SUSTAINABILITY & DIVERSITY

Keep an eye on these women as they continue to make waves and champion change in the fashionindustry. JACKIE MAY Journalist and Founder of TWYG.com Bio: Jackie May has been working in print an…

Industry News: How the Pandemic is Shaping the Future of Fashion
Industry News: How the Pandemic is Shaping the Future of Fashion

The COVID 19 pandemic has introduced many changes to our everyday lives. From the way we communicate to the way we greet, what we eat, and how we shop. It’s apparent that very few industries have su…

BEHIND THE LABEL: NADREY LAURENT
BEHIND THE LABEL: NADREY LAURENT

We reached out to Creative Director and CEO, Marie Kipre, to talk about the business of fashion, how she’s pivoted during the pandemic, and what the future holds for the Nadrey Laurent brand. AFI…

Men In Fashion Talk About The Women Who Inspire Their Creativity
Men In Fashion Talk About The Women Who Inspire Their Creativity

In honour of National Women’s Day taking place on the 9th of August, we reached out to four men in fashion who draw inspiration from women GAVIN RAJAH – Creative Director of Gavin Rajah Pret-a-Vi…

Shop The Trend: Get The ‘Black Is King’ Look
Shop The Trend: Get The ‘Black Is King’ Look

Beyoncé and Disney’s Black Is King, which premiered early this month, is more than just an audio-visual expression of the rich culture and beauty that is found on the continent, it is a celebration…

Mzukisi Mbane on leading an Afro futuristic luxury brand
Mzukisi Mbane on leading an Afro futuristic luxury brand

Mzukisi Mbane, the owner and head designer at the Afro futuristic luxury brand Imprint, says his role as a business owner and employer is all-encompassing. “I am involved in every process,” he …

Gavin Rajah remembers Madiba’s ability to inspire and his kindness
Gavin Rajah remembers Madiba’s ability to inspire and his kindness

Gavin Rajah is a creative force with a multidisciplinary career as a designer, award-winning entrepreneur and event planner. He says fairness, equality and finding a balance of commercial success…

Moroccan Designer, Loubna Combalat considers Mandela a personal hero
Moroccan Designer, Loubna Combalat considers Mandela a personal hero

Loubna Ayouche Combalat doesn’t so much make clothes as she produces wearable art. The Moroccan-born designer is the creative maverick behind clothing label Loayo Art & Creations, and considers …

AFI Fastrack 2020 Finalists share what Mandela Day means
AFI Fastrack 2020 Finalists share what Mandela Day means

Earlier this year AFI announced the 2020 top six contestants who will be joining its development programme, Fastrack. Keneoue Mhletswa, Siyabonga Mtshali, Anita Makgetla, Cheron Dreyer, Eleazer Rad…

Supporting Africa’s future with philanthropy
Supporting Africa’s future with philanthropy

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) chancellor, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, participated in a special online event, hosted by the Oxford Guild, on Wednesday, 24 June. Moloi-Motsepe discussed, among o…

Made-in-Africa: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Textile and Manufacturing Industries
Made-in-Africa: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Textile and Manufacturing Industries

Made-in-Africa: African Fashion International invites you to attend our 3rd webinar on MADE-IN-AFRICA The Impact of Covid-19 on the textile and manufacturing industries. On Thursday 28 May 2020, from …

Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chains
Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opIV_JhdQ8I African Fashion International (AFI) could never have imagined hosting the last day of Fashion Week to an eerily empty CTICC, live streaming the entire sc…

Investing in the Sustainability Sisterhood
Investing in the Sustainability Sisterhood

HONG KONG, China — Elaine Chen-Fernandez doesn’t look like your average old school investor. At 34, there’s not a single grey hair on her head and her wardrobe is remarkably laid back. The only ti…

African Fashion International (AFI) Conversations
African Fashion International (AFI) Conversations

Insights into eCommerce and Digital Business in the era of COVID-19 AFI has spent years advocating for developing the fashion supply chain, adding value to local raw materials and boosting the export …