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Monday, 23 January 2017

Riky Rick’s Fashion Style Captures Attention Of New York Times Fashion

Mabala Noise, Mutli-award winning South African hip hop artist, Riky Rick, captured the attention of world renowned New York Times Fashion yesterday whilst attending the prestigious Paris Fashion Week.

The image of Riky Rick featured on The New York Times Fashion social media platforms was taken by acclaimed photographer Acielle who is one of the biggest street style photography names worldwide. She contributes photography for Vogue.Com and The New York Times.

Acielle’s award winning photography appears in the pages of VOGUE, The New York Times, Vogue Paris, British Vogue, Wall Street Journal, GQ, Financial Times, Glamour US, Glamour UK, Harper’s Bazaar US, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, Elle Japan, WhoWhatWear, Grazia Germany, InStyle Germany, Net-A-Porter, Harvey Nichols, Farfetch, Moda Operandi, the list goes on. Top level fashion editors praise the Belgium Acielle for her editorial level street style photography.

It’s no surprise that Riky Rick’s bold, eclectic style aesthetic has been noticed by renowned international platforms. Over the past year Riky Rick has proven to be a style icon locally being the center of many fashion discussions and winning a coveted SA Style Award for being SA's “Most Stylish Performing Artist In Music.”

Accra Fashion Week 2017 Scheduled For 3-8th October; Designer Registration Now Open

Accra Fashion Week 2017 is scheduled for the 3-8th October 2017 as announced by the organizers, and it just opened up registration for designers, buyer, media and more. The venue is still yet to be confirmed as they are yet to decide which offer will work best for the international event set to take place in Accra, Ghana.

This year's fashion extravaganza is dubbed 'The Buyers Opportunity'. This is based on the ethos that Ghanaians and African designers as a whole need to take the approach of realizing their brand's worth, and applying it to their business and showcasing it as such on the day of their AFWk show. And in the direction fashion is moving in today, it is more of an opportunity for the local boutiques and international buyers to engage in business with African designers.

"The only difference between western brands and ours is no longer the quality, it's simply just the branding, and this year we will see that level up, so its really an opportunity for the stores to start looking to Africa" stated Nana Tamakloe "By the end of 2017 you will really be a disgrace as a boutique owner if you are not stocking African fashion brands, especially if you are based in Africa. It's no more about prints, or headwraps, that's nice. But the question is what African brand is it. That's what matters."

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Photos: Afro Mod Launches “Harmattan” Collection

Afro Mod trends has launched its latest collections to kick start operations for the year 2017 at a cocktail event at its recently opened retail and showcase outlet in Osu, “The Mod Shop”.

Established in August 2011, Afro Mod Trends is an affordable luxury clothing and accessories brand which caters to every woman of every age, from casual tops and skirts, chic dresses to fabulous glitzy gowns. 

This is to allow all ladies to appreciate the line of clothing that caters to their intelligence, creativity and individuality, while keeping with its great quality, affordability and African uniqueness.

Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer of Afro Mod Trends, Ms. Mawuena Ami Yomekpe said that “our new collections, known as Harmattan was as a result of the passion to create a ready to wear outfit for the everyday woman. 

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Ryan Keys To Showcase At Mozambique Fashion Week

Celebrity Fashion Designer, Ryan Keys, has been invited to showcase his latest collection at the Vodacom Mozambique Fashion Week.

The Mozambique Fashion Week was created 10 years ago with the aim to show the world the cultural power as creative and original people, that is the Mozambican people.

The Mozambique Fashion Week, is a cultural artistic event, and the only one in Mozambique connected with the desire to create what has worked in the discovery of new talents and fashion designers, creating opportunities for opening new business markets and business contacts for the fashion industry in Mozambique and around the world.

Ryan is thrilled to be part of the evolution of African fashion, ''I have a few clients in Africa. It is a proud moment for any designer to showcase at a major fashion show, even better to be invited due to the recognition Ive received in the industry. Im grateful for the opportunity and will make SA proud''

Last years event was attended by 12 designers, including 6 young designers and 6 established, and many more models. This year also opened the doors for designers and international models, thereby raising the quality of the work presented, and the requirement for Mozambicans designers, and promoting an exchange between foreign and local designers. 

Therefore, the City of Acacias became so, on the catwalk of Mozambican culture.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Hairstylist Of The Year Awards Launches With Major Surprises

The Twincare International Hairstylist of the Year Awards (#HSOTY17) is the largest and longest running, most anticipated and the most exciting event of the year. The show has been running for a phenomenal 26 years and celebrates youth and rising stars.

The awards, now in its 27 year, has taken the decision to step into the main-stream by attracting the attention of South Africa and African media.

The awards focuses on education and honoring those who exhibit excellence in their careers.TV and Radio Personality, Chanley Wong and stylist and image consultant, Francois Louw, were chosen to host the awards to attract a new market.

Miss South Africa 2010 and Entrepreneur, Bokang Montjane and famed Fashion Designer, Ryan Keys, were chosen to be among the judging panel. The pair are joined by industry veterans – Lewis Thomas & Sasha Mosafeer.

''I am so excited to be part of such a massive event, it is truly a dream come true. I am honored and excited that the team has trusted me to take on such a mammoth task.'' said Chanley.

''I have been in the beauty industry for some time now and im excited to be part of something that defines the South Africa hair-care industry'' Francois Louw

Friday, 23 September 2016

South African Fashion Designer, Ryan Keys International Take-Over

Ryan Keys of Keys Fashion has collaborated with international fashion and lifestyle retail website - BayOne for Africa (www.bay.one)

The designer has created a cocktail collection that will be available to the South African and African market on the UK-based website, BayOne for Africa. Please find the link: https://www.bay.one/brands/keys-fashion

The collection was inspired by Ryan Keys’ fashion week theme - When We Locked Eyes. BayOne for Africa aims to assist the brand to reach new markets across Africa.

The couture designer has dressed a number of well- known celebrities, including Minnie Dlamini and Liesl Laurie. Alongside, his numerous high-profile customer based in South Africa, Ryan has successfully managed to get the attention of the African elite - including the Queen of Swaziland.

"I was looking for a strategic way to expand my brand to the clients based in Africa. BayOne for Africa is key in this move. They believe in my brand and they are confident that it will do well with their audience and customer base." Ryan Keys

"The decision to incorporate a South African designer is one we have been exploring and what better way to start than with one of the best. Ryan has a great collection and we are excited about the collaboration." Sujatha Mcmurtrie: Co- founder for BayOne for Africa.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

#MTVMAMA2016: Nomzamo Mbatha’s Super Hot Dress & More From The MTV Africa Music Awards Nominations Party

The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards nominations party has kicked off in Johannesburg, where nominees for the awards would me announced ahead of another set of announcements in Lagos on October 2.

Already buzzing from the ongoing party in Johannesburg is South African actress,  Nomzamo Mbatha’s rather risqué dress. 
 
The dress which almost hows her entire boobs has folks talking on social media. 
 
The actress and television personality best known as one of the three finalists in the 2012 MTV Base VJ Search.

She landed her first acting role in the Mzansi Magic telenovela-turned-soap-opera isiBaya, in 2013.

Here are more photos of who wore what at the event after the cut.....