Fashion designs

Ximon Lee on her club-inspired and gender-fluid fashion designs

It seems fashion design, in Lee’s opinion, should work like an elusive dress code in the world’s most notorious club: it’s not as blatant as just dressing in black. Functionality, portability, and texture are what signals affiliation with nightlife, rather than obvious aesthetic cues. “You can integrate [a reference] in a collection and some people […]

Fashion accessories

Style-conscious Africans are turning compulsory masks into fashion accessories

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigerian fashion designer Sefiya Diejomaoh likes to wear bright and bold clothes to match her personality. She believes a global pandemic shouldn’t hamper her sense of style. The mask she wears, which has become mandatory attire as Nigeria attempts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, is the centerpiece of her […]

Fashion accessories

Style-conscious Africans are turning compulsory masks into fashion accessories

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigerian fashion designer Sefiya Diejomaoh likes to wear bright and bold clothes to match her personality. She believes a global pandemic shouldn’t hamper her sense of style. The mask she wears, which has become mandatory attire as Nigeria attempts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, is the centerpiece of her […]

Fashion designs

Malawi: Unavailability of fabrics affecting prices and creativity of Malawian fashion models

Fashion design is one of Malawi’s fastest growing industries among young people. However, the high prices of locally produced products have been an obstacle to the growth of the industry. Speaking in separate interviews, three of Malawi’s top fashion designers attributed the challenge to the unavailability of high-quality fabrics in the country. “The challenge of […]