Pidgin English

Olumide Yerokun, founder of the new streetwear brand, Pidgin English, decided to create something that would ‘strike a chord within the African Diaspora’. Olu got the idea of the brand from his own experience living in diaspora. He saw that there are few options that allow African men living in diaspora express their culture through…

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Loza Maleombho SS15

Ivorian fashion designer, Loza Maleombho, brings her unique signature look once again, in her SS15 collection. As usual, she mixes cultural styles with a modern look. Still, a lot of the pieces are reminiscent of wrappers tied casually when you’re at home. See the collection below. ย  ย  You can see more of the collection…

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PAINT collection

We are particularly loving the relaxed, casual, and free look of new Nigerian menswear brand, Papa Omisore. The collection, called P.A.I.N.T, has colour blocking in earthy, relaxed tones, with flighty linen that makes sure you remain cool…while on holiday perhaps. We like. See the collection below. Via Bella Naija

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The Untold Story of Bella Vista

We love how Nigerian menswear brand, Jason Porshe, is growing from strength to strength, and we are honoured to have been following their journey. They bring us this lovely, colourful, and dapper collection Bella Vista. Creative director/designer, Jason Samuel, gives us an inside look into what inspired his creations – namely, nature and God. Here’s…

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Fashion an Opportunity with Le Dessein

Le Dessein is a fashion brand on a noble mission. Their philosophy is strongly backed by the idea that educating girls helps uplift whole communities. Fortunately, this seems to be a rising notion in Africa. Over the years, speaking to people in the Nigerian development sector, many Non-Governmental Organisation programme workers are adamant that empowering…

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Lisa Folawiyo SS15

Lisa Folawiyo (formally Jewel by Lisa), is arguably one of the veteran fashion design labels that re-defined Nigerian fashion and gave it a modern twist. The brand has released their SS15 collection, and as usual, it mixes African print in a seemingly un-African style. The pieces have got structured cuts, muted tones, with surprisingย  playful,…

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