Thursday, September 4, 2014

African Fashion Online Boutique: KUWALA

 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.

Designer Spotlight: Eloli

 African print clutches by Eloli on
 Eloli is a designer label of luxurious leather bags and accessories. Headed by 3 sisters, Dibo, Sume and Fese, 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

Designer Spotlight: Wear Zulu

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

Ubuntou Clothing

I am really loving this new clothing line. They have some cute printed shirts and pants for both men and women. Check out their site here and more pictures below........

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SPOTTED: Beyonce in Africa print outfit by Demestiks New York

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

Bello Edu Spring/Summer 2014 "The Bloom" Collection

Bello Edu Spring/Summer 2014 "The Bloom" Collection  #ciaafrique #africanfashion #Ghana
Ghanaian brand, Bello Edu recently unveiled their S/S'14 Collection named " The Bloom".
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..