Real Dutch Wax has been part of the West and Central African Fashion history for decades. Generations of mothers and daugthers have worn wax with pride on special occassions. Year after year Vlisco has been on the move, re-designing styles and prints. This month, Vlisco launched a new collection in celebration of mothers and daughters who have been are still its source of inspiration in designing anew. Vlisco’s archive offers
Mention African style and the fashion crowd thinks Lagos, or Johannesburg. But Uganda’s emerging designers — using a mix of local craft and global savvy — are hoping to give them a run for their money. Fashion in the east African nation may be viewed as frivolous by many, with the industry under resourced and local designers facing fierce competition from cheaper secondhand clothes and Chinese imports. But tickets for
On the 20th of January 2015 a fashion panel will take place for the first time with Beate Wedekind as moderator and as topic „The new global African aesthetic“. Never before has the African continent been so influential throughout the fashion industry. From the catwalk show of Burberry, Alexander Mcqueen and Yves St. Laurent, to the windows of Topshop and Zara, Africa is now seen everywhere. Looking specifically at the
With Vlisco’s new season’s collection, everything has to pale into insignificance next to you. Just like the glamorous movie divas of yesteryear, whether you’re going to a ball, a party or just a romantic meal, you will dazzle in the limelight. Memorable fashion requires brave, bold moves and so this season Vlisco cuts into their fabrics to create embellishments in their styles and transform them into individual pieces of jewellery.