Helen Jennings and Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes | Shalizee cupcakes as inspired by UK and USA covers of New African Fashion | Yasmin Warsame | Drinks by Belvedere | Armando Cabral | Deborah Johnson and I. Photography by Jackie King. New African Fashion by Helen Jennings London launch...

A South African Victoria Secret model, tenth highest earning model of the year last year, has landed two of the most prestigious campaigns for fall 2011. Candice Swanepoel was shot by Mario Testino for the latest Versace fragrance campaign, Bright Crystal. Playing up her incredible eyes, and...

fashion journalists and ARISE magazine editor, Helen Jennings, delves into contemporary African fashion. Starting with a brief historical overview of African fashion, Jennings puts the focus on the best in fashion design, modeling and photographic talent from the continent and...

WOZA which stands for WEAR ONLY ZA, is a Cape Town Fashion Council initiative and is funded by the Department of Economic Development & Tourism in the provincial government in the Western Cape. They invite you to add your voice and in turn get access to the latest in South African fashion...

For example, you can find throw rugs, and decorative pillow, with designs that indicate that they are of African fashion. If you look to South Africa, you will find African designs that bring vibrant colors to any space. Tip: you can use the notion of African fashion designs to decorate your...

Clockwise from left: Sean "Diddy" Combs, Swizz Beatz, Frank Ocean, and Ludacris wear hoodies in support of Trayvon Martin. Photo: Diddy's Twitter feed; Swizz Beatz's Instagram; Frank Ocean's Tumblr; Ludacris' Instagram The shooting of Trayvon Martin has swept the country in the past few...

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — When Brait SE agreed to pay about $1.2 billion for U.K. fashion chain New Look last month, South African billionaire Christo Wiese's investment company took a leaf from an increasingly popular book. Amid a lack of acquisition opportunities on its home continent,...

Both daughters, Malia and Sasha, have accompanied Mrs Obama on her South African visit, where she also met with Nelson Mandela. She received an advance copy of Mandela's new book, Nelson Mandela by Himself: the Authorized Quotations Book. No comments yet.

fashion shows and fashion events. Rovine here also raises the question of challenges for designers who receive international media attention but are limited to the label of "African designer". Several designers expressed frustration with this strict categorization; Stoned Cherrie was even...

For the last four years the debate has raged in my mind, what is South African fashion? What should it be? Does there need to be a SA fashion identity? If so, do we need to be able to define it? What and who does this identity serve and can we all unite under one identity? I mean this is big,...

 

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