Naomi Campbell wants an African Vogue, and fashion weeks are popping up in any African city that wants to be taken seriously. Yet, for all the global excitement around contemporary African design, the continent’s fashion industry struggles to sustain itself. Like any good garment, the structure beneath is important and right now African fashion doesn’t have a pattern to support a commercially viable industry.
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Furniture inspired by great-grandmother
South African fashion designer Rich Mnisi called his first leather and steel furniture pieces Nwa-Mulamula after his great-grandmother, the “guardian figure”. It is a collection consisting of two pieces, a navy leather chaise and a seat made of the same leather that stands on a bronze base. He says that this is a representation of a guardian figure whose teachings and wisdom is passed down through the generations.
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Miss Africa 2018 catches fire moments after winning crown (VIDEOS)
It was the pinnacle of her beauty pageant career but it very nearly turned to tragedy for Miss Congo Dorcas Kasinde after her wig caught fire amid the pyrotechnics celebrating her coronation as Miss Africa 2018.
The 24-year-old Kasinde was mid-celebration with 2017 winner Gaseangwe Balopi from Botswana when a stray spark caused her magnificent wig to ignite, unleashing panicked gasps and screams from horrified onlookers.
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