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Can Vogue Italia’s Editor Franca Sozzani “Help them(Africans) be comfortable in their own culture”?

Can Vogue Italia’s Editor Franca Sozzani “Help them(Africans) be comfortable in their own culture”?

It amuses her, always has, this disregard of Africans for flowers, the indifference of the abundantly blessed (or psychologically battered)- the chronic self-loather who can’t accept, even with evidence, that anything native to him, occurring in abundance, in excess, without effort, has value” »

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Infrastructure Made in Africa : Ozwald Boateng A Designer’s Mission

Infrastructure Made in Africa : Ozwald Boateng A Designer’s Mission

With Italian luxury designers like Fendi rehabilitating the Trevi Fountain in Rome & creating a new era of cultural philanthropy  with other design houses like Deisel also leading the charge, can Oswald Boateng pioneer this same brand of CSR through cultural philanthropic projects in Ghana and »

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Spring 2013 Spring Hauteness: Globalization of Fashion

Spring 2013 Spring Hauteness: Globalization of Fashion

Spring 2013 is here to celebrate the global traveler in all of us, where everything goes and it is up to us to explore all that the world has to offer all of our senses. From spicy and savory tastes, to pungent and sweet floral »

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2013: Israel Showcases its Move Toward Diversity: Israel Crowns Its First Black Miss Israel and First Black Parliamentarian

2013: Israel Showcases its Move Toward Diversity: Israel Crowns Its First Black Miss Israel and First Black Parliamentarian

By now most of the world has heard the news or maybe not since this has received very limited global media attention outside of specific internet outlets, that Israel started 2013 on the path to a more inclusive Israel by electing Pnina Tamano-Shata as »

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It’s Fashion Week Again: Black & White Contrast Back In Season: The Never Ending Debate About Fashion’s BlackOut

It’s Fashion Week Again: Black & White Contrast Back In Season: The Never Ending Debate About Fashion’s BlackOut

New York fashion week has come again and as with all the globally recognized fashion weeks from London, to Paris, to Milan- it’s always the same old song with Black writers and publications speaking on fashion’s usual “Blackout“, where Black models are scarce»

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CSR News: Italian Luxury Fashion House: Fendi Funds Rehabilitation of Trevi Fountain In Rome

Take notes global brands and fashionistas – corporate entities and fashion can help build and beautify nations eternally! With so many companies setting up CSR(Corporate Social Responsibility) departments in efforts to balance corporate profits with social responsibility, Italian luxury brand Fendi does it »

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African Fashion’s Rise: White Mainstream Publications Celebrate while Black Mainstream Publications Wonder What’s the Fuss?

African Fashion’s Rise: White Mainstream Publications Celebrate while Black Mainstream Publications Wonder What’s the Fuss?

It’s interesting and oddly daunting how it seems so called mainstream magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair and a few others within the past couple of years have dedicated entire spreads and issues to Africa in general and particularly the growing African fashion market scene, »

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L’Uomo Vogue Presents May/June All Africa issue.

L’Uomo Vogue Presents May/June All Africa issue.

We are at the point again in Africa -post colonialism- where Africa/Africans seem to be charging forward in a new era of the wind of change that will once again re-brand Africa/Africans not only to the world at large but also amongst Africans. I am »

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Celebrating The Future -Ghana @ 55-Daughters of Yaa Asantewaa Rising! Ones To Watch in 2012

Celebrating The Future -Ghana @ 55-Daughters of Yaa Asantewaa Rising! Ones To Watch in 2012

In honor of Ghana’s 55th year of Independence and women’s history month we honor and celebrate the daughters of Yaa Asentwaa- the image makers and global African powerhouses representing the future of the Black Star Nation of Ghana thru their powerfully creative endeavorers. March 6, »

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Ataui Deng :African Women Trailblazers -More Than Just A Pretty Face

Ataui Deng :African Women Trailblazers -More Than Just A Pretty Face

Sudanese born Ataui Deng has slowly , quietly & steadily with an all encompassing ferociousity captured the high end fashion world  from the most coveted runways , to editorials and Ad. campaigns much like her countrywoman Alek Wek did when  she became the first African model »

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