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Rihanna Is Out With A New Eyewear Collection.

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Summer 2020 may not be what we hoped it would be but it looks like Rihanna’s coming to the rescue to ensure we still have an amazing summer. Bad Girl Riri just dropped a new collection of sunshades and she is teaching us how to rock them to perfection.

Rihanna’s Fenty collection is entering year two with sleeker designs. After hosting a huge sale last week, the brand is back with a new collection of eyewear that is perfect for the hot summer season.

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Meet South African Handbag Brand Hamethop.

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, April 26th, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ One of our favorite things about accessories is that they have a much longer lifespan than most fashion items that often escapes seasonality, especially if you invest in sartorial classics. If you love discovering new brands like we do – South African brand Hamethop is about to become your new best friend.

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South African designer Tsakani Mashaba founded her brand Hamethop, which fuses local materials, ancient African techniques and contemporary design. The stunning hardware, distinctive design and unique materials is nothing short of breathtaking! Her designs feature ndebele prints and ancient weaving techniques to produce innovative materials. The brand works with master crafters and weavers in Johannesburg, Dakar and Cape Town & is handmade in Johannesburg.

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Hamethop means ‘A celebration of an individual who has an incredible history, creativity and knowledge’. And the creativity is easily evident. From woven handles to hand-rendered prints, Hamethop is a multi-faceted brand with a distinct aesthetic. From the Xibokisani beaded box bag to the Mufambi Weekender, the brand has something for everyone.

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Will Nike Ever Retro Kanye West’s Retro Air Yeezy Line?

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Kanye West is the latest to cover the upcoming May issue of GQ Magazine. The Yeezy CEO sat down with the publication to talk about his visions for the future, restored faith, new music, Kobe Bryant and more.

Ye was also asked about the possibility of a Nike Air Yeezy Retro. West’s Air Yeezy 1 and 2 are exclusive pairs that run anywhere from $5,000-$20,000. Back in 2014, Ye ended his partnership with Nike over creative differences and took his talents to Adidas. Since its premiere release in 2015, his Adidas/Yeezy sneaker line is currently one of if not the most in-demand in footwear since Jordan. Ye seemed to be fine about the retro idea when asked about it.

“Man I’m with everything,” said the father of 4. “Man, anything that the kids want and the people want. People should be able to have what they want.”

West’s Air Yeezy 1 and 2 are exclusive pairs that run anywhere from $5,000-$20,000. Read the rest of the interview here.

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DAILY PAPER/ Amsterdam-based Streetwear Brand Allies Ghanaian Artist, David Alabo, For New Collection

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, March 31, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Amsterdam-based, African-owned streetwear brand, Daily Paper (men’s wear and women’s wear fashion brand established in 2012), has, in collaboration with Ghanaian visual artist David Alabo, premiered its limited edition capsule, “The Tarot Card” collection of high end t-shirts which is part of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

Categorically, the t-shirt features a unique design by Alabo “highlighting an Afro-Surrealism tarot card providing insight and guidance through symbolism and spiritual wisdom,” according to a press release from Daily Paper. The designs reflect Alabo’s artistic vision of using elements of fantasy and mysticism to critique African society.

Each item in the capsule collection features a unique tarot card design with a symbolic meaning. “The Magician” for instance, represents “spiritual development,” while “The High Priestess” design reflects “intuition, mystery, and sensuality.” The contemporary fashion brand is known for its ready-to-wear garments and accessories.

Daily Paper is inspired by the African heritage of its own founders, together with the passion for contemporary fashion, Daily Paper is known for its ready-to-wear garments and accessories, and is dedicated to promoting African culture by honoring the past and its influence on their vision of the future.

According to David Alabo, who lauded the efforts of the Amsterdam-based, African-owned streetwear brand, which is inspired by the African heritage of its own founders, for an marvellous collaboration revealed that, his aim in the art world is to push the boundaries and challenge the perception of Africa with fashion.

The company was founded by three friends, Hussein Suleiman, Jefferson Osei and Abderrahmane Trabsini. In the beginning the trio set up a blog whereby they occasionally sold T-shirts bearing their logo. The company subsequently grew and amplified into a major trendsetter. Although the blog was running in 2008, the company was founded in 2010 and established in 2012.

In 2015 they released a women’s clothing parallel. They particularly derived their design ideas from scenery in Kenya and other sub-Saharan African regions. In the same year, they branched out to diversify from casual wear to athletic and sportswear. In May 2015 they began releasing limited edition silhouette jackets.

Daily Paper has made it a point to collaborate with African artists and creatives. Last year, the brand linked with Nigerian superstar Wizkid for the limited edition STARBOY collection.

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The BHIMShop Is Up And Running

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GREATER ACCRA, GHANA, Monday February 24, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Born Livingstone Etse Satekla may be the King of Reggae/Ragga & Dancehall, but Stonebwoy is obviously the King of merch. On Sunday, February 23 he officially launched the much anticipated collection dubbed “BHIM Merchandise” shop featuring a variety of goods and apparel emblazoned with photos of his past and present, and iconic new phrases such as “1 GAD”, including “Stonebwoy” signature.

There’s even a GH₵ 50.0 Lapel Pin (a highly rated and suitable for your clothing accessories) and GH₵ 20.0 Scarves, so you can wrap yourself up in a Stone-branded halo, a GH₵ 50.0 Cap to compliment your drip, a GH₵ 30.0 Draw-string bags available for Lectures, a GH₵ 150.0 Bhim slides to make you comfy at the beach, home and wherever you deem fit, GH₵ 100 Signature T-shirts. The shop also has a Bhim Premium Polo Shirts available at a cool price of GH₵ 150.0.

Turn heads in glamorous Bhim Cloth print with specially selected colours of significant meanings. The Bhim Cloth is here to simplify your quest to your ideal African print styles. To keep your beverages cold all day in a double-wall vacuum insulated bottle without a cooler or hot without a microwave, grab your Bhim Bottle at a price of GH₵ 30.0. There is also a GH₵ 15.0 air fresheners that mask and remove unpleasant odours and typically deliver fragrance and other odour counteractants into your atmosphere.

Having a PopSocket at price of GH₵ 15.0 on your phone gives you a much better grip so holding your phone is much easier and it makes taking selfies effortless without worry about dropping the device. And PopSockets can work as a kickstand to prop your smartphone or tablet so it can stand upright while watching videos or playing games. But the most desirable item of the bunch is a unisex track-suit and Bhim Magic Mugs.

The “Bhim” Merchandise (the official apparel or goods produced by Burniton Music Group, BMG), will represent the brand and also leave something significant and authentic to his numerous fans who can’t really get a direct access to him. The launch was staged in Ashaiman, at the already established outlet, thus, the Lena Pharmacy building which is opposite the Engen Fueling Station few meters away from the famous Sakasaka Park where the Ashaiman To The World Concert is held.

One significant thing about the shop is the state of the art interior decoration. The mood lights installed in the shop enhances the appearances of the already good looking merch. The collection went online late 2019, and at various outlets coupled with door-to-door delivery services, a few month earlier than expected. Proceeds from the shop will be used to fund The Livingstone Foundation (TLF), a non-governmental charity organization that caters for the less priviledged in the society.

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