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Combatting Hypermasculine Male Stereotypes

Challenging the heteronormative idea of manhood through gender fluid designs is therefore a way of challenging the status quo for these designers.

The Black in Fashion Council

It’s also not hard to find a black influencer who was told there was no brand partnership budget, being haggled to accept a lowball offer….

Black in Fashion Council has set out the plan to change this, essentially building a platform to champion inclusion, whilst promoting and encouraging discourse on these issues.

COVID-19 and the African Fashion Industry
The era of digitalisation and social media has enabled many African creative businesses to gain global visibility and reach a wider, more diverse audience and customer base. The COVID-19 crisis has increased global online presence amidst social distancing measures. As a result, individuals have turned to digital platforms for necessities as well as work and entertainment purposes.
‘Black Is King’: An African Fashion Experience
The visual album, made to accompany ‘The Lion King: The Gift‘ album, was released in the early hours of this morning. Much like the Lion King itself, the storyline follows a young black boy set to be King on his journey, from fulfilment of prophecy to coronation: soul-searching, temptations along with peril, “evil-eye” envy, marriage and the crowning of another heir.
Christmas Traditions Across Africa
Close your eyes and imagine a comforting Christmas scene. Where are you standing? What are you eating? Chances are that images of reindeers, pumpkin spice lattes, and carolling come to mind. Let it snow. But what happens when you don’t have snow, or a reindeer?
Eko For Show: Bold Attire from the Fashion-Forward City
When in Lagos, you show up and show out. Whilst night clubs remain shut for the foreseeable future and mass gatherings are temporarily put on hold across many parts of the continent, these wardrobe picks will turn heads as you turn up within your Covid bubble. 
Creatives in Black History: MALICK SIDIBÉ
Sidibé’s work has been shown around the world since the 1990s, and in 2007 he became the first African and first photographer to receive the Golden Lion award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale. Some of his other awards include the 2003 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, the Infinity Award from The International Center of Photography in 2008 and the Arts and Entertainments category at the 2010 World Press Photo competition.
Black Fashion History: Iman
Iman (born Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid, in 1955) is a Somali supermodel-turned -businesswoman and philanthropist. She is known as one of the first black supermodels. 
Black Fashion History: Ozwald Boateng
Ozwald Boateng’s solid work and reputation led to him being appointed creative director of Givenchy in 2003 which made him the first black creative director at a French couture house. After a few collections characterised by innovative short films, he left the fashion house in 2007. Take a look at this debut short film entitled ‘Sprint’ from 1996.
Black Fashion History: The Battle of Versailles
By the next morning of the battle, the results were in. The American fashion designers were pronounced the winners of the Battle of Versailles, shifting the paradigm of fashion as society knew it. The front-page headline for WWD on the 30th November 1973 declared, “Americans came, they sewed, they conquered.”
Black Fashion History: Dapper Dan
Dapper Dan is the epitome of unlimited, unwavering black creativity and innovation. The Harlem trendsetter – always dressed to the nines in a clean-cut tailored suit and signature oversized glasses – possesses a story of value to every black person in fashion. Or every person, period.
Free the Youth: The Power of Fashion and Community
By: Jason Kwame “There is strength in numbers,” is something we’ve all heard many times before. These days, the statement has become especially true when building a fashion brand in Africa; you need the backing of your people to make things...


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