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Audi Joburg Fashion Week, Winter 2009-House of Machere

Pairing red carpet/business worthy designs with African inspired head ties can be quite tricky. A balance has to be struck where classy, sexy elegance seamlessly integrates with African culture in a way that says,’my look is uniquely African yet cosmopolitan.’ The House of Machere 2009 Winter collections struck that balance on the runway. House of…

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Audi-Joburg Fashion Week, Winter 2009-Gavin Rajah

Innovation remains one of the hallmarks of a great designer. Gavin Rajah has such innovativeness. Each season it is clear Rajah challenges himself and pushes the creative envelope to produce must have designs fitting for every Ladybrille woman’s wardrobe. For Winter 2009, for Rajah, it was all about, ‘African Pride.’ Inspired by Victorian novelist Sir…

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Audi-Joburg Fashion Week, Winter 2009-Nigerian Fashion Show

While prior Audi-Joburg Fashion Weeks have primarily featured South African designers, this year’s opened it to other African countries. One country which took advantage to showcase their works, in front of national and international buyers and press,was Nigeria. Four Nigerian designers which included Bayo Adegbe of Modela brought a strong ‘wow!’ factor to Audi Joburg…

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The Calabar Carnival

Trinidad and Tobago is known for its elaborate carnivals. Similarly, the city of Calabar is gaining recognition, especially among Nigerians worldwide, for its Calabar Carnival. A city known for its tourism [international museum, botanical garadens], culinary skills, beautiful women and very pristine/eco-friendly people and environment, Calabar serves as the capital of Cross River State. Cross…

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This Day/Arise Magazine African Fashion Collective 2009 Kicks Off New York Fashion Week!

Ladybrille reported, first, on the showing of This Day/Arise Magazine at New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009. IMG/Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week just released the schedule for Fall 2009 and ThisDay/Arise Magazine: African Fashion Collective 2009 will kick off one week long of fashion shows at Bryant Park with their show on February 13th, 2009. ThisDay will…

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