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Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2020 – Call for Young Design Talent

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Glitz Africa Fashion Week, Ghana’s biggest annual fashion event is coming back with its 8th edition. Produced by Glitz Africa, the exciting, Pan-African celebrity, fashion and lifestyle brand, GAFW brings together esteemed industry players and fashion enthusiasts to interact in a fun-packed weekend from 6th October to 8th November, 2020.

GAFW presents the perfect opportunity to meet fab designers across Africa showcasing their collections, models, fashionistas, celebrities and influencers in an atmosphere of glitz, fashion and style.

Glitz Africa Fashion Week is also passionate about promoting young talent by giving them a platform to showcase their creative designs to a diverse audience of industry stakeholders, fashion enthusiasts and media through our annual Young Design Talent project. The Young Design Talent project is in partnership with the African Fashion Foundation (AFF) due to the shared vision of empowering younger designers from Africa and its diaspora to succeed in the global fashion industry and market as well as supporting African designers’ professional success.

Emerging designers with the desire to show the world their talent should send in their essays about their passion for fashion and the reason behind the desire to join the Young Design Talent project in no more than 300 words to info@glitzafricafashionweek.com. Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 23, 2020.

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Ghanaian Brand, Selina Beb, Listed On Beyonce’s Black Parade Directory

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Selina Beb, the multi award – winning Ghanaian fashion brand, has been listed on Beyonce’s “Black Parade” directory on beyonce.com.

The directory, which is an initiative aimed at supporting black owned businesses worldwide , was created and curated by Ms Beyonce Knowles’ stylist, Zerina Akers for Black Owned Everything.

This recognition comes as an honor for the brand which has been listed among few selected designers in Ghana.

Prior to this recognition, Selina Beb has participate on global recognition platforms such as Africa Fashion Week (London 2015), New Orleans Fashion Week (2018) and Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2013, 2016, 2018 and 2019. The brand was also named as the fourth Most Influential Fashion Brand on Social Media for 2016.

In March 2019, Selina was honored by the Fashion Industry Awards for her immense contribution to the fashion industry.

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A Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low Surfaces In Orange And Green

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The Nike SB Dunk Low is having one hell of a year. Whether you’re an SB collector from its early days or you’re a new age reseller skateboarder, the SB revival is here, and it can’t be ignored.

One of the silhouettes’ most interesting collabs is the Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low. The collab stems from the band’s fuzzy caricatures featured in the 1973 album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear’s Choice) illustrated by Bob Thomas. The collab first emerged in a green and blue iteration that raised a lot of eyebrows and questions. Will they make a colorway for each bear? While that’s yet to be confirmed, it seems possible as a yellow pair surfaces as well.

A Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low surfaces in orange and green. A white midsole and gum bottom come together for a clean look. The shoe still features the stash pocket that appeared on the first colorway.

The Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low “Orange” will exclusively drop at FTC San Francisco on July 18. The Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low in “Green” and “Yellow” are also coming soon.

Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low (via @yankeekicks)
Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low (via @yankeekicks)
Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low (via @yankeekicks)
Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low (via @yankeekicks)
Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low (via @yankeekicks)
Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low (via @yankeekicks)
Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low (via @yankeekicks)
Grateful Dead Bears x Nike SB Dunk Low (via @yankeekicks)

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Shalom Jawhari’s Quest To Empower Woman Through Arts Establishes Fashion Entity [SEE PHOTOS]

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It was an evening full of entertainment loads of surprises as one of Africa’s top Fashion designer and businesswoman, Shalom Laurine Jawhary, had a grand opening ceremony for her newest fashion establishment aptly christened Jawhari located right in the capital city, Accra (East Legon – adjacent Melcom Mall)

Jawhari fashion brand will craft and sew mainly to meet the demand for contemporary and authentic African apparels for men and women of all ages and sizes on the continent and elsewhere in the world.

Speaking during the grand opening of the showroom, Shalom said, her ultimate motive for establishing such state of the art fashion brand is to be a pillar of hope for women, to empower them to become whoever they want in life. She is using fashion to send that message because that’s what drives her.

‘’There are a lot of young girls out there that suffer from low self-esteem, and they need to build themselves up, in order of building themselves up, I felt I could stand for those people.’’ she explained

‘’And using the platform as a fashion designer is going to help me impact knowledge into those people, and that has been my motive in turning pain into beauty,’’ she concluded

Stonebwoy, Kalybos, Efia Odo, Bismark the Joke and Article Wan used the moment to rally their support for women-owned brands in Ghana to encourage more female entrepreneurs to start businesses that can employ others as Jawhari has done.

See photos from the event below;

Photo Credit: Rob Photography

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Kanye West Appoints Nigerian Designer, Mowalola Ogunlesi, As The Director For The New “YEEZY Gap” Collection

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Kanye West is not new to the Gap family. As a teen growing up in South Side Chicago, West worked at his neighborhood Gap store, all while making beats in a small basement studio on the side. Flash-forward to 2020, where the two have officially joined forces again, under a new project that’s sure to withstand the test of time. The new YEEZY Gap collaboration (or ‘YZY,’ readapting the mall store’s three-lettered logo) was announced on Jun. 26, and cult followers are rejoicing.

Starting this month, the two brands are entering a 10-year creative partnership, a source told the New York Times, with first pieces from the line scheduled to drop in 2021. The collection will feature mens, women’s and kids styles, all for the accessible price point that Gap is famed for. Eventually, West’s “design vision” will infiltrate other parts of the brand, taking shape both physically (through concepts at Gap’s storefronts) and digitally (on its online platforms).

Mark Breitbard, Global Head of Gap Brand, waxed poetic on the partnership in an official statement: “We are excited to welcome Kanye back to the Gap family as a creative visionary, building on the aesthetic and success of his YEEZY brand and together defining a next-level retail partnership,” he said.

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Though West has not yet commented on the collaboration, his desire to create clothes for the masses has long been a dream of his. In 2015, T Magazine reported that West was looking to create “high fast fashion: clothes that are truly avant-garde in their design… [that] could be bought by the public at affordable price.” In the interview, West said “The jacket that no one could get… I wanted to give that to the world.” With that, Gap is the ultimate destination for his vision to materialize with.

Though Gap has partnered with high-fashion giants before (Balmain; Stella McCartney), fans are actively contemplating how YEEZY’s demure streetwear aesthetic will carry over to Gap’s hallmark familial style. Imagery is not yet available, save for a blurred image featuring a duffle bag that YEEZY teased through a post on its official Instagram.

West has also tapped female Nigerian-British designer, Mowalola Ogunlesi, as his design director for the line, whose bullet hole dress (as donned by Naomi Campbell) sparked public controversy last year, starting a commentary on racial injustice. Mowalola fans are hoping to see her bold, disruptive design codes infused through the new project. As Mr. West always surrounds himself with the brightest and most talented, the best is sure to come.

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