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.