October 18, 2017


East Africa: Bid to Uplift EA Textile Sector

EAST Africa is seeking to galvanise synergies of textiles industry players by linking the local cotton, textile and apparels industry to the untapped markets in the region, 'Daily News' has learnt.

The East African Business Council (EABC) Chief Executive Officer, Ms Lilian Awinja, explained here that the East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition would provide a platform for creating synergies and links between"...

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October 13, 2017


The 2017 World Branding Awards sees 245 Winners from 32 Countries Awarded at Kensington Palace

(AETOS Wire)-- The fourth edition of the prestigious World Branding Awards saw 245 brands from 32 countries named “Brand of the Year” in a glittering ceremony held in the main entrance and Orangery at Kensington Palace today.

Global tier winners included Apple, Beijing Tong Ren Tang, BMW, Cartier, Club Med, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Google, Lego, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, McDonald's, Nescafé,"...

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October 8, 2017


25 African designers storm Lagos for fashion show

The 2017 edition of the African Fashion and Design Week holds from October 13 to 15 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

According to the initiator, Queengold Daniella Sekibo, the fashion show is conceived to unite Africa in style.

”My motivation actually started in year 2009 when I started my fashion brand called QD5. Then, I was trying to build the brand and trying"...

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October 8, 2017


Pearl of Africa Fashion Awards to recognize upcountry designers

Pearl of Africa Fashion Awards (PAFA) is set to recognize little known fashion designers from all over the country.

There are 72 categories that include best fashion designer, best fashionista and best stylist for East, West, North and South.

The main categories will have nominees from best dressed politician of the year, best use of social media, best graphics designer and best fashion blogger, among others.

Roger Mugisha, a celebrated radio personality and emcee, says the awards are"...

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October 5, 2017


What makes your outfit truly African?

Is it just the print? That has been disputed.

Is it the design? That too, has issues. The gomesi and kanzu have Asian inspiration. Even the Nigerian agbada is said to trace its origins to Arab traders.

The revered Ankara prints, kikoyi, kente, Maasai shuka and kitenge wax, among other fabrics, are not originally African. Most of the prints are made in China.


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September 30, 2017


Calvin Klein, Inc. Announces the Opening of Multi-Brand Lifestyle Stores in Shanghai and Düsseldorf

(AETOS Wire)-- Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], today announced the opening of new CALVIN KLEIN multi-brand lifestyle stores in Shanghai, China and Düsseldorf, Germany. Each store is a flagship and features the brand’s latest retail design concepts.

The 6,000 square foot, two-story Shanghai store is located in Raffles City and offers men’s and women’s"...

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September 27, 2017


African Union hosts second Africa fashion reception

The African Union Commission is set to host the second African edition of the Africa Fashion Reception in its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between September 28 and 29.

The Africa Fashion Reception is a pan-African initiative. It will bring together fashion designers, fashion icons, ambassadors, ministers and media from over 17 African countries in a celebration"...

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September 25, 2017


Kampala Fashion Week is back

A model at last year’s fashion week

Uganda’s biggest fashion showcase, Kampala Fashion Week is back. The highly anticipated event on Kampala’s social calendar slated to begin on September 29, will be held at the Kampala Forest Resort on Muyenga Hill.

The edition will feature an elaborate selection of 12 African designer collections including fashion designers,"...

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September 16, 2017


GTBank Fashion Weekend set to showcase ‘Africa’s Finest’

Fashion lovers all over the world can once again look forward to an unparalleled fashion experience as the 2nd edition of the GTBank Fashion weekend is set to hold on the 11th and 12th of November, 2017. The 2-day event will treat attendees to an enthralling journey across a wide variety of Africa’s finest styles and trends whilst offering small businesses in the Nigerian Fashion Industry a free and vibrant platform to connect with a wider segment of their consumers as well as experts in their industry.


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September 14, 2017


Lara’s Star Quality Set to Shine at the Maritime Standard Awards

This year’s The Maritime Standard Awards will have more than a touch of Bollywood glitz and glamour, as it has been confirmed that actress, model and former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta, will host the event. The Maritime Standard Awards, which recognise excellence and achievement in the shipping, ports and related sectors, take place on Monday 23rd October at the Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, and Lara’s presence is sure to generate considerable global interest in the event,"...

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