Lifestyle. London to Celebrate Stylish African fashion Again

Four daily catwalks, exhibitions of some of the best and up to date new and rich clothing styles and the active participation of some of the best known fashion designers and models from Africa and across the world, will feature prominently at the Olympia West hall in London very soon. The occasion will be the...
Posted On 18 Jul 2014
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Swedish company FOREO to sponsor African Fashion Weeks London & Nigeria

Swedish cosmetic giant FOREO has announced it will sponsor both the African Fashion Week London (AFWL) and African Fashion Week in Lagos Nigeria (AFWN). They will join a long list of other sponsors who have been supporting the premier exclusive African fashion show in the UK. First created in 2011, the fourth...
Posted On 17 Feb 2014

Miss Bronze Uk Scholarship Pageant Launch . Judging the poise, culture and beauty of the black woman

  From October 18-25 2014, the first African/Caribbean Miss Bronze UK Scholarship beauty pageant will take place in Portsmouth UK. A year before what promises to be one of the most ambitious beauty/brain pageants in the UK, a big launch of the event will hold at the Marriot Hotel, Portsmouth on Saturday...
Posted On 07 Oct 2013

Fashion Weekend Gambia. Lena Grey Johnson; Fashionista on December event

The second edition of Fashion Weekend Gambia takes place in the capital Banjul from December 6-8 2013. According to the organizers, It will be three days to showcase the up and coming trends in the fashion industry of the small landlocked country (1.7 million people) that has borders with Senegal. Lena Grey...

African Fashion Week London, August 2013 in pictures.

As August draws to a close, Iroko remembers the fascination and awe that the African Fashion week London brought us all. It is always inspiring to see so much talent, ability and beauty in one place.   Please have your say. Were you at this event? Is there a similar one taking place near you? Would you like...

Noxolo Lady Peace Gumede. The Peaceful designer with Rainbow Colours

    When she was born 27 years ago, her family was deeply divided. As a result, her parents took the extraordinary decision to give her two names that mean the same thing-Peace Noxolo Lady-Peace Gumede’s birth brought peace to her troubled family. She started designing greeting cards at an early age...
Posted On 16 Aug 2013
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SLungile Mokoena. Fashion designer who dresses to Kill

    Slungile Mokoena 35, was the leader of the South African delegation that attended last weekend’s African fashion Week London. She has been designing for many years after she began as a dress maker. Unlike most designers, she likes dressing her clients with complete matching dresses from head gear to...
Posted On 12 Aug 2013
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Steve Mandy: Revolutionary Garment Design Painter from South Africa

  Now in his 50’s, South African designer Steve Mandy was probably the most revolutionary of the more than 60 African and African-inspired designers who graced the catwalk during last week’s African Fashion Week London (AFWL). Unlike the other designers who cut and sew, Steve paints and bleaches. Garments are...

Lady Kate Njeuma Appointed Hononary Ambassador for IWTT

  Cameroonian born US-based socialite Lady Kate Njeuma has been appointed first ever ambassador for women empowerment group International Women Think Tank (IWTT). Brenda Morant, Chair and founder of IWTT told Iroko Africa:  “We are very honoured to have Lady Kate as an Ambassador to the International Women’s...
Posted On 07 Aug 2013
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