Mandela's tailor on mission to boost African fashion

ABIDJAN (AFP) – Ivorian-Burkinabe tailor Pathe’O can look back on a 50-year career that has seen him rise from self-taught improviser to supplier of Africa’s wealthy and powerful, including anti-apartheid torchbearer Nelson Mandela. As well as South Africa’s first black president, his richly coloured shirts have graced the backs of Moroccan King Mohamed VI, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the

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Brandon Blackwood Explains Why His Affordable and Sustainable Luxury Bags Are Everywhere: "I Don't Make Useless Bags"

Brandon Blackwood Explains Why His Affordable and Sustainable Luxury Bags Are Everywhere: “I Don’t Make Useless Bags” Brandon Blackwood started his luxury handbag brand out of Brooklyn, NY in 2015. The designer, who’s of Jamaican and Chinese descent, set out to to create a line that is inclusive, functional, affordable, luxurious, sustainable, and bursting with personality. Are there any more

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Ella Emhoff x Batsheva's New Limited-Edition Knitwear Collection Is Funky to Its Core

Ella Emhoff x Batsheva’s New Limited-Edition Knitwear Collection Is Funky to Its Core Only three months after landing her first modeling contract, Ella Emhoff has launched her first official knitwear collaboration with designer Batsheva Hay, and the collection alone might make grandma chic 2021’s newest trend. After teasing the design process in early March — which involved collaborating via text,

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Brother Vellies Is Launching Sneakers, and Aurora James Gave Us a Sneak Peek

Brother Vellies Is Launching Sneakers, and Aurora James Gave Us a Sneak Peek Surprise! Brother Vellies is coming out with sneakers. It seems like the designer Aurora James has taken everyone’s messages to heart, because she posted a sneak peek on her Instagram Stories. The brand was founded in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices and

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Fashion may not recover from the pandemic, say local designers

SINGAPORE – The Singapore fashion scene is headed for trouble because of Covid-19 but veteran designers say the rot in the industry has been festering long before the pandemic struck. The crisis has merely exposed flaws in the industry here. Designers interviewed listed unsustainable production capacities, high rents, and unimaginative designs as factors behind the slow death of an industry

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