“Diamonds in the rough”, Designers of tomorrow.(Second Edition)

Fashion, has become a culture in Africa. That is a known fact. The recognition that the continent has gained over the years in the world of fashion has grown exponentially, and as such its only expected that more and more Africans will venture into the industry, bringing with them their different skills, talents and creative minds. And with the very visible steps they have made, … Continue reading “Diamonds in the rough”, Designers of tomorrow.(Second Edition)

THE BUSH MAN| A St. Morgan collection

Simi Siwoku, the owner of the luxury brand, African designer label St. Morgan, comes out with this interestingly creative collection called “BUSH MAN”. When we hear the words “Bush man”, it instinctively reminds us of the tribes of the San, Khwe and Basarwa people found in the Kalahari desert in Botswana and in Namibia and South Africa. Secluded from civilization, these tribes thrive in a society where the … Continue reading THE BUSH MAN| A St. Morgan collection

KAYOJA ORIGINS| The Agbada.

THE AGBADA: The free flowing, loose fitting, Yoruba attire.  A voluminous,ceremonial robe,  known to be worn back in the day by Kings, highly placed chiefs, the rich and affluent generally.  Would you be surprised to know that it isn’t originally a Yoruba attire? Well it actually originates from the Middle East. During the trans-saharan trade that precedes the pre-Christian era which lasted till the late … Continue reading KAYOJA ORIGINS| The Agbada.

FOR THE LADIES: The thin line between “sexy and trashy”

The word “sexy!”…Hmmm, Oxford, as well as Merriam-Webster dictionaries both defined it as “sexually appealing,attractive and exciting”. Other dictionaries have their own definitions, however they all say about the same things. If someone or something is considered “sexy”, it is said that he, she or it is seen as appealing in a sexual context. Trashy has also a series of definitions too. Merriam-Webster defined it … Continue reading FOR THE LADIES: The thin line between “sexy and trashy”