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According to Creative Director Hafsah Mohammed: 

“We designed this collection with different eye-catching elements from fringes to organza fabrics,making the selection versatile and fitting to one’s preference.

This Eid, we are mixing bygones with the new. We are taking a different approach to the typical abaya by giving it a modern twist, while still capturing the inimitable spirit of the Elora woman – her bold adventurous side.”

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The African Millennials, also dubbed “The AM’s”, is a Reality TV meet Talk Show with a
cast of about 16 millennials from various African backgrounds. The unscripted program
will shock viewers with its raw perspective on social issues that plague both the Black
and African communities.

The campaign images were released in celebration of the second season of the African Millennials or the AM’s as they are referred to sometimes. All things considered, the styles were pretty dope and the group shots were on fire. as they explored a regal look for the cast, giving us some Ankara, because we are Africans afterall.

The cast (Nestreya, DJ YB, Kristia, Bawo, Lucy, Acrown, Francia, Buki, Senami, Tayo, DJ Love, Milan, and KMS) were shot by Joey Rosado of Island Boi Photography fame and styled by cast member Senami Atinkpahoun

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Nollywood starlet, mother and humanitarian, and fashionista, Tonto Dikeh is the cover girl for Wow Magazine’s June/July Issue, in this edition, she opens up on all the topics you are curious about: from finding Christ, to her son, co-parenting, dating and feminism.

In one photo the beauty donned a cleavage-baring black outfit for the shoot. See all the images below.

Read her full interview on wowmagng

Credit
Photography: @ahamibeleme
Make Up: @banksbmpro
Creative Direction@babyjuleswow
Interview: @oluwadunnii
Hair: @lolavita
Styling: @harvellastyles

The ‘Maame Fosua’ collection was named after his mother who happened to be the inspiration behind this set of designs. FIGS has a flair for loud colours of which this collection is not devoid of. Apparently, that is just his mother’s style which contradicts the modern man/woman’s choice of colours when it comes to clothing. He therefore uses this collection to reach out to his audience to be bold and daring and go for gold; rainbow style.

In order to make the designs fit for all occasions, be it work or church, to a date or a night out, he makes the effort to merge these colours with African prints and lighter fabric shades so as to say: ‘Do not dismiss loud colours altogether, find the right pieces to combine with and keep it glam’.  

The collection encompassed styles from the 40’s such as puff sleeves and maxi pants which are definitive of his mother. He merged these styles with current trends to produce a rather fashion forward ensemble.

Although “mummified” he did not leave the men out as there were definitely designs for them as well, including a trench coat for the chilly/rainy days. The unique feature of the collection is the boldly embossed brand logo on some of the outfits giving them a spectacular touch.

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We are fortunate to meet Kobby Klein, the sartorial mastermind behind TSUTSUBLEMA. After spending several years in the industry, Kobby has built an impressive resume that includes working with his celebrity clientele, on numerous editorial campaigns and contributing as a fashion expert. Kobby has already become somewhat of a fashion social media guru.

Kobby Klein
For anyone who loves fashion, and in particular, loves to shop, becoming a wardrobe stylist seems like a career fallen straight from heaven. Spending your days shuffling through gorgeous clothes, and playing dress up with gorgeous models doesn’t even remotely sound like an actual job. It sounds like fun. But mind you, becoming a fashion stylist is actually difficult business.
It’s safe to say Kobby Klein (tsutsublema) is an expert in all things fashion, and today we are lucky enough to chat with this awesome stylist to get his thoughts on the industry, and what it takes to make it.
Q: Tell us a bit about your brand and the meaning of the name “Tsutsublema”
Tsutsublema means olden days or back in the days, the word  is derived from the Ga language, a tribe from Ghana, West Africa.  The Tsutsublema brand basically aims to revive the olden days fashion and style in today’s fashion world.
 Q: Who is behind tsutsublema?

Kobby Klein, a vintage and art lover, a photo model and fashionista.

Kobby Klein
Q: How was the start up of your business (brand) and how long has it been in existence? 
Styling has always been a part of me. From the get go, I used to give remarks on what people wear and then at some point I felt I knew it all when it comes to fashion.
Officially, the brand has been in existence since October 2016, thus 17 months. Nonetheless, I have been styling years before that.
Q: When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career as a stylist? 
I was motivated by few photographers due to my creativity on set  as a photo model. This was around 2010.
Q: Who or which things inspire your styles?
I get inspired by the books I read and few movies I watch. I typically watch old or historical movies  and Oh  my family’s old photo gallery as well.
 Q: How do u feel when your see your creations on social media and on other platforms? 
That feeling is intriguing. Imagine seeing your works on magazines, billboards, TV and other places across the world. It’s such an amazing feeling and so far and I give thanks to God.
q: Where do you see yourself five years from now? 
To be recognized globally and be the  first to be mentioned when  it comes to vintage and art.
Q: Any Achievements? 
 Yes, couple of achievements. I got featured in Berlin Times magazine, Editorial for Nataal media South Africa, , music videos, just to mention a few.
Q: What are the three hard to spot pitfalls that are critical to avoid in your field?
  1. Not everybody is your target audience.
  2. Avoid people who discourage you.
  3. Never loose focus.
Q: Looking out 5 to 10 years, what do you think will be the next big change in your industry In Ghana? 
Styling Awards to reward and acknowledge works from all stylists across Ghana.
Q: What are the ‘3’ things you’ve told yourself that kept you going during your darkest hour?
  1.  Don’t give up yet, you are almost there. 
  2.  Forget about money for now and do it for the love. 
  3.  Believe in God and believe in yourself.  
Q: How long were you running the business before you started paying yourself? 
About 2 years. Let me say it was the “pro bono” season in styling. lol.
Q: What role do you think social media plays in fashion today?
It plays a very significant role. Especially when you have a lot of friends who share common or mutual fashion goals
Q: How do you stay updated with fashion?  
Attending and watching fashion shows, magazines, the internet, movies and most importantly, social media.
Q: Do you have any advice for the upcoming ones hoping to make it in the industry?
It’s an open career for anyone who is interested as long as they has passion for it. Whether young or  the old. 
Facebook: @tsutsublema
Instagram: @tsutsublema
When two captivating souls meet they subdue each other as seen in the stunning sensual photo shoot which features Top model and stylist Nana Kwasi Wiafe and Michaela Coel, British award winning actress, screenwriter and creator of Netflix series ‘Chewing Gum’ as they display a powerful sense of emotion and passion in these photos, with great style, class and edginess.
Michaela Coel was dressed in a white cozy one piece suit while Nana Kwasi Wiafe was dressed down in a casual white pant and an unbuttoned white dress shirt. His look was completed with a gold colored bead-like necklace worn to the perfect level of softness all chosen by stylist @thouartkwasi.
Their comfort and ease are evident in every beautiful shot.
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Models : Nana Kwasi Wiafe & Michaela Coel
Photography: Lightningpathways
Styled by : @thouartkwasi
Production/direction: Nana Kwasi Wiafe

In today’s society, modelling has become a catalyst, as it now encourages change in the fashion system and industry.
Models are the face behind the brand. The women who walk the runway have the power to inspire editors, buyers, and fashion lovers to covet a particular piece.

Throughout history, they have defined and defied typical beauty standards, set new precedents, and popularized trends. In today’s world, the model has a greater voice and presence than ever. As street style icon, role model, and activist, she has the power to challenge conventions and connect to social media audiences on a massive scale.

Much as fashion modelling involves using models to show off a particular type of fashion and art, Models are also meant to be more artistic since they represent the art work(modeling). It should show in their expressions, communications, looks, skills. A model should be creative and express herself through certain skills like painting, music (playing the guitar, piano, pan pipes etc), drawing and sketching, just to name a few and these become unique skills found in models.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MODELS WHO CHANGED FASHION INDUSTRY:

Imam
Dovima
Twiggy
Cindy Crawford
Carla bruni
Kate Moss
Ajak Deng
Alek Wek
Naomi Campbell, just to name a few.

 AUTHOR: Princess Ladi

TIMELESS PIECES are classic fashion accessories that never go out of style. Unlike the temporary trends which are in vogue today and tomorrow are not, this timeless pieces are pieces that would always be in style year from now. Tell you what? It’s best to buy timeless pieces, It’s worth the money, It’s all about switching things up in the aspect of your styling.
That’s a goal worth striving for: having clothing that your grandchildren could wear fifty years from now without looking out of place.

I always urge ladies and anyone into fashion to focus on pieces that are both classic and timeless.
You wouldn’t want to wear outfits today, that would be outdated tomorrow would you?. So why not keep your look timeless and classic, both for your sake and your budget’s.

SOME TIMELESS PIECES EVERY LADY WITH A TIMELESS STYLE SHOULD HAVE

PEARLS
Pearls are classic and timeless fashion accessories that never go out of style. This fashion accessory gives you an authentic classic look. Pearls are a timeless accessory fit for any occasion. Rock some pearls, today!

DENIMS
The word Denim is an Americanization of the French name “serge de Nimes” a fabric which originated in Nimes, France during the Middle Ages in 1864.
Denims are the fabric used in making jeans. Denim fabrics are both durable and comfortable.Denims play a big role in the contemporary fashion today. It’s interchangeable and creates a statement always!

FURS
Fashion designers appreciate the beauty of fur pieces but also their timeless essence, lasting quality and growing versatility as a stylish garment that can be worn all through the seasons. Today’s contemporary fur garments are not only designed to ward off the cold but are made in lighter weights so they also act as amazing layering pieces.
A good quality fur is durable and timeless. Fur is a wonderful option to show off your high-end, luxurious and classy style. Furs can be used to design anything ranging from bags, attires, shoes. Get you a fur today!

HATS
Looking for a piece that never goes out style? Then get yourself a beautiful and chic hat. Hats instantly sets you apart – Wearing a hat such as a fedora is rare these days, especially when worn properly and with confidence. When worn with style it can be a distinguishing feature that helps cement your place in a casual acquaintance’s memory bank. In the words of the great Las Vegas designer Nudie Cohen “Better to be looked over than overlooked.”

POINTED SHOE
Every woman’s fav! This set of shoes gives every lady that sophisticated and classy look.
It’s a basic shoe type every lady should have in her wardrobe. They get their name from the shape of the front view; it’s kinda like the tip of an arrow. The amazing bit about the pointed shoe is the fact that it can be worn with just about anything. In addition, it adds class to any outfit, it makes you look taller, leaner, sophisticated and more graceful.

One tip for you guys? Avoid temporary trends and fluctuations of fashion!

AUTHOR: Princess Ladi

Stephanie Linus (Okereke), Nollywood actress attended the launch of the new luxury range collection few days ago as she has been a vlisco ambassador for a few years.

Vlisco for over 170 years, has created more than 350,000 original textile designs. Many of these designs have become cultural treasures, bestowed with special names and meanings by the merchants of Central and West Africa.

For the event, Stephanie Linus showed off her fab style in a vlisco print dress and jacket designed by Trish O. Couture. Stephanie nailed the dress effortlessly.

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Nigerian fashion brand Yomicasual is on a mission to revive the intricate embroidery after going back to it roots where it started from as the brand launches its Regal by Yomi Casual collection which highlights the unique needlework designs.

The artistic collection redefines menswear into conceptual, effervescent contemporary panache. Every unique piece communicates a different semantic, colour and identity specific to each.

The ceremonial outfits which features long tunics with jackets, and can be worn to any occasion and glamorous events, in its own matchless preserves some cultural heritage and re-imagines the traditional monarch styles of the past into exquisite pieces modishly bringing embroidery into the new era.

Credits

Designs: @yomicasual

Photography: @ayoalasi

Talents: @ikogbonna @eddiewatsonjr

Publicist: @moafricapr