Thursday, September 4, 2014
Kuwala, is an online boutique offering ready-to-wear, African-made clothing and accessories that fuse African fabrics, beading, and embroidery with popular Western styles. Originating from the Malawian language of Chichewa, the words “ku wala” mean “to shine,” while “ku vala” means “to wear.”Hence the slogan “ready to wear, ready to shine.”Their mission is to redefine African fashion by making everyday African fashion easily accessible to the North American market. At the heart of their business is the platform they've created for African designers and artisans to showcase and market their creations to the world. Through Kuwala, they aim to promote the African fashion and textile industry.
Eloli highlights a sophisticated contemporary aesthetic with pieces that transition from day to night, and from boardroom chic to weekend casual.Their pieces are for the confident and adventurous. Check out more clutches below and their website here
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
According to the designer Jack Hickmott,Wear Zulu is a luxury menswear brand that specializes in luxury African-print boxer shorts. The brand just launched in London earlier this month, and has been receiving significant international attention. Building on the huge popularity in African prints seen on catwalks around the world and recently at London Collections, Wear Zulu captures the vibrancy of African to provide the antithesis of traditional white briefs. Btw 10% of every pair sold goes to South African HIV/AIDS charities. You can check out more pictures below and also check out their website here
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
It's no secret that Beyonce loves wearing African print. I just love that she really does give a chance to the up and coming and indie designers. Demestiks New York is one of Ciaafrique fave designers. The work of Reuben Reuel designer of Demestiks has been featured on Ciaafrique several times and he was even nice enough to send me one of his designs. The pieces that Beyonce is wearing are both available here. Happy shopping!
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Here is what the head designer's said about the inspiration behind the collection:
"We drew inspiration from the blossoming of a seed with the right care and nurture into a full petalled flower. We at Bello Edu decided it was time to show the world, how we’ve blossomed through this collection that just started as an idea, hence the rationale behind the bright colors, patterns, flowery fabric and naming this collection ‘The Bloom' "
Peep the rest of the collection below..