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The Afropolitan Editorial

Jendaya, Africa's leading luxury e-commerce marketplace adds cultural context and community with The Afropolitan Editorial. Get a daily dose of fashion news, an exposé on culture, lifestyle, and the latest fashion technology innovations from the leading voices on the global luxury fashion industry.

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By Jendaya Get into our video series where we ask your favourite influencers a number of questions for their candid opinions. For everything from fashion to politics – get stuck in! DENOLA GREY
LFWM: January 2020 Coverage
Damn it was cold, but that didn’t stop the rainbow coloured, cotton-candied palette that was served to combat the snow (yes, it literally snowed on the runway). 
A Bold Return: How Luxury Fashion Is Taking It Back To Our Roots
Picture this: A hot summer, you getaway to a private beach with friends. Perhaps, Elegushi in Lagos, Nigeria or Ada in Ghana. The beach quarters are adorned with rustic straw, cloth and hand carved art. Canopies and roofs are draped with rows of fairy lights. Sweet smoked traditional assorted meats and peppers straight off the fire that’s still blazing and crackling.
Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rose Artist Residency
One of the special things about the residency programme is you must communicate with the other creatives in the townhouse and the locals to complete any goals you have set out to achieve during your residency. No, Google is not allowed.
Sisterhood and Being a Girl Boss in the Digital Age
For both women, trailblazing doesn’t stop at the United Kingdom. Much of their work focuses on the importance of shining a light on their Nigerian heritage and on African culture in general: “I think that Africa’s always had its own voice”, Grace told us. “If you look through the ages, it’s always been iconic movements, shifts, [in terms of] music coming from Africa. I think the difference now is that the spotlight’s on it because it’s big business for the West. D’you know what I mean? *chuckles*”
Exploring The Dichotomy

Announced in February of this year the world of menswear’s luxury has been anticipating this drop: Californian Luxury meets Italian Tailoring. 

There were many ways we envisioned and imagined this going, but the bottom line was that it would be spectacular…and indeed it was.

A Strong Woman in the Business of Fashion
We had the pleasure of interviewing one of Africa’s premiere and most established luxury designers, known globally for her artisanal designs – be sure to check out her incredible latest collection.
The Fashion Landscape Beyond COVID-19
The question on everyone’s lips is “so where do we go from here”?
Rewind: Lagos Fashion & Design Week Coverage
Rewind: Lagos Fashion & Design Week Coverage By Jendaya Coverage with Deto Black Coverage with Deto Black Coverage with Deto Black Shot by Michael Oshai for Jendaya Shot by Michael Oshai for Jendaya Toky James x TTYA – Michael Oshai...
The Stylists You Need to Know…
*Disclaimer – your favourite look they’ve styled may not be the one selected below and yes the roster of clients is ever-changing*
From The Mind of Kanye West
Kanye West has had an illustrious and trend setting career spanning two decades, as a musical genius, producing maverick, fashion icon, label owner and overall industry disrupter.* 
The Digital Maverick: BABOA TACHIE-MENSON
Balm Labs recently collaborated with Tongoro studio, an ever innovative fashion house based in Dakar, Senegal with a global reach. Last month, Tongoro Studio released a digital magazine called ‘MADE’ in line with the brand’s slogan, ‘MADE IN AFRICA’. The first issue of this magazine covers the current state of the fashion business in Africa as well as its future.


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