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Footwear—you know, shoes, sandals, socks, etc. These items of clothing are so commonplace that it's almost laughable to imagine a time before them. But everyone and everything has a beginning, including different types of footwear in other parts of Africa. Let's see where it all started. "Who walks in the mud, at some point, must clean his feet." African Proverb Egypt It's widely known that early Egyptians wore sandals made from leather or straw, worn mostly by the elite and...
  • Sep 24
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  • Inamunai
Western fashion has, more-or-less, become the norm. No one is going to a job interview in head-to-toe Ankara prints and patterns. But Huzaif Alhassan, Ghanaian entrepreneur and co-creator of AfriSocks, is ready to give you the next best thing. Afrisocks is an online boutique for socks with Kente inspired designs, allowing you to express your African roots in your business casual atmosphere. We were able to ask Huzaif a few questions and get to know him better. Inumunai: Hey, Huzaif,...
We hope you're not tired of hearing this because we will repeat it—continuously—until it stops being true, here it is—African fashion is blowing up everywhere. Every time you look up there's an Ankara inspired outfit, a fresh fusion combining a traditional head wrap with modern day jeans, or a young, new designer working in the heart of an African nation using its heritage to inform his or her new line. Africa's creativity is taking the world by storm and has...
For the past decade African fashion has been strutting its stuff on the global catwalk. It's a development that's hard to miss since the fashions of Africa are bright, creative and unique. Its rise in popularity has built a creative confidence, inspiring a larger number of talented designers hailing from every nation in Africa. With new blood comes new ideas that bring a new take on sustainable, and sought after luxury fashions within Africa, redefining the the industry of luxury...
We live in a time where African fashion has a strong foothold in world-wide trends. Everytime you look up another celebrity is rocking an African print, another western designer has an African inspired line, and a new generation of African designers are making their mark on the world, modernizing the old ways of African fashion. But all of this had to start somewhere. Every print and style has a different place of origin, but let’s look at where most would...