Kente Redefined: Two American Designers Give Kente a “Hemma Collection” Treatment

If you’ve never been a fan of Kente or you’ve been a fan but only relegate it to ceremonius occasions like the upcoming Kwanzaa in the USA or Black history month in Europe (UK), the Hemma Collection founded by two American friends, one studying law (Cindy Gaston) and the other medicine (Edna Bissoon), will REDEFINE…

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Industry Moves: Jewel by Lisa Launches J by Lisa Affordable Clothing for Nigerians

Nigerian fashion consumers have been screaming, for a while, at what seems like outrageous price points for clothing from high end designers. These clothes, while beautiful, are simply unaffordable by the average Nigerian woman. Maybe it is the entrance of retail brands from overseas or just a ressessment at Nigeria’s existing fashion business model. Whatever…

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Industry Moves: Adefunke Adegbola Brings Ella Brown Couture to Nigeria

Fashion retail chains like Mango and Forever 21 are some of names already in or preparing to launch in Nigeria. Nigerians have no intentions to concede a mindblowing 140million potential consumers to only foreign corporations. Indeed they are taking steps to present products and services on par with their foreign counterparts. Enter Funke Adegbola, one…

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