The Afropolitan Today — Design

Out of Fashion Forum in NYC

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Here's an interesting post on Stereohyped about former model and agency owner Bethann Hardison even on Wednesday, January 23rd. It was the Out of Fashion Forum and it was meant to address the lack of opportunities for models of color in the fashion industry. Its a good read, and kudos for Ms Hardison for holding such a forum.   “They’re not going to look for as many black girls as they are white. That’s just commonality. It’s a white man’s industry – if you decide to be part of that you know you’re not going to be in the majority...

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Bongiwe Walaza

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Here is an amazing designer out of South Africa. Big up to Yaya's blog where I first saw her beautiful designs. You can find some of her Collection on this site. I really like where African fashion is right now. It is a fusion of so many influences now.   (UPDATE: I am not Bongiwe Walaza), please refer to her website for more info! But check out the stunning dresses:                                      

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Jamhuri Wear is Dope

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Love this brand.  Jamhuri Wear is just what an Afropolitan brand should entail, including love for the motherland. Check out their line of clothes African hoodies including Dakar, Soweto, Kenya, Addis Ababba. The label is the brainchild of designer Jeffery Kimathi and all these items can be purchased from the link above.   Now if they can just produce more women's tees!</p  

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