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  • The afro takes centre stage at fashion week
  • The afro takes centre stage at fashion week
    Prada (2015) ©

The afro takes centre stage at fashion week

Wearing your hair in its natural state shouldn’t be much of a surprise. But black hair is so rarely seen on the catwalk without having been blown out or straightened, that when a black model appeared with an afro on the Prada runway, it became one of the most talked about moments of the season.



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    Vlisco: African Luxury for global fashionistas

    Vlisco defines West African luxury. Established in 1846 by a Dutch trader, today Vlisco produces 75% of all African wax fabrics bought and sold worldwide, coveted by fashionistas and high-end designers in the West and Africa alike. How has Vlisco forged such a unique bi-cultural brand?

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    What does ‘beauty’ really mean?

    With 350 million photos uploaded to Facebook every day, people are creating and looking at more images of themselves today than at any other point in history. And as our lives become permanently on display through the growth of social media, it’s changing how we see ourselves.

  • Beyoncé as 'African Queen'

    Beyoncé as 'African Queen'

    Paying tribute to Fela Kuti, French magazine L'Officiel are showing Beyoncé 'returning to her African roots', darkening her skin for a controversial shoot along the theme of 'African Queen'.

  • 'The New Black'

    'The New Black'

    Andre Pinard from Alloy ACCESS, "the nation’s preeminent agency for global brands and organisations looking to understand and effectively reach multicultural millennials” have released a video covering their idea of 'The New Black.'