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Spotlight: CASABLANCA By Jendaya Celebrities in Casablanca L-R: Swae Lee, Kendal Jenner, Travis Scott and Adut Akech   When Casablanca burst onto the scene in October 2018, I remember seeing a singular article by Vogue magazine online to a mild wave...
The Innovation Imperative: Hanifa
As a black designer, Anifa sets the pace and encourages other black designers to push limits and make their own rules in the fashion world. Hanifa’s impression on people’s heart has created an appetite for an improved quality in the method of displaying and delivering clothing and services.
Ready for Anything: Alexander McQueen
It’s eerily interesting how topical the new Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall shots are. Despite being previewed to magazine editors in February, both the designs and model shots seem perfect for the current social climate: a time of global uncertainty and heightened racial tensions.
Dior x Amoako Boafo
Although distinctly unique art forms, they share considerable synergies and undeniable parallels; which explains the explosion of creative collaborations in recent years between iconic fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci, with contemporary art sensations, Jeff Koons, and the hauntingly gifted self-taught artist, Unskilled Worker. 
Gucci ‘Gets Real’ for Resort SS21 Jason Kwame
His continuation of playful patterns, colourful textiles and emphasis on luxury accessories, fits perfectly with the African interpretation of luxe.
Key Trends For The Spring/Summer 2021 Season
The fashion world got the message loud and clear. The seasons ahead are bringing no-holds-barred fun, sexy and creative fashion. Trying times that preceded our new normal have pushed designers to double-down on creativity; it’s all or nothing.
NYFW AW 2021 Roundup
The highly-anticipated NYFW schedule was this year as refreshing as ever in many senses. The US fashion capital’s take on the new normal was one that went all in on inclusion and solidarity, through open and inclusive conversation. 
LFW AW 2021 Roundup
No two black designers are the same, and allowing for choice at Fashion Week is the only way to best capture a balanced reality. London does it best. Read on to see two of our standout picks; designers who both in their own right, exemplify the diversity and many facets of creativity amongst black designers and their approaches to fashion. 
PFW AW 2021 Roundup
As prestigious as the Parisian cherry of the fashion world’s cake is, this week’s Paris Fashion Week phygital offerings were not as diverse in its spotlighting of black designers as we’d hoped for. There are, however, two notable mentions that keep our hope alive. 


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