Christian Lacroix Says You Better Work that African Headgear!

Happy Friday! Paris Fashion week has been churning some beautiful designs. One designer we ‘heart’ is Christian Lacroix. Lacroix’s Spring/Summer 2008 pret-a -porter collections said in a very colorful way to the fashion world and ‘fashionistas’ globally, “you better work it with the West African head wrap!” If you don’t have a head wrap, ask …

Africa Shows Strong Presence at New York Fashion Week, Spring 2008

New York Fashion Week Spring 2008 was a refreshing take on the aid vs trade debate observed at the recently completed TED conference. Fall 2007, NY Fashion Week was all about aid to Africa–think Designers for Darfur among many similar shows. This season, however, it is as if America’s fashion industry persons were at the …

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Win 1 Free Ticket to New York Fashion Week Spring 2008

Happy New York Fashion Week!!!! New York Fashion Week Spring 2008 began on September 5th and ends on Sept. 12th, 2007. It is by far one of our favourite events to attend. From the exquisite shows to seeing our media colleagues, favourite photographers, checking out new sponsors, the numerous parties,celebrities and exceptional fashionistas that show …

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Runway Africa’s Clarissa Abban Interview

Clarissa Abban is young, driven, very passionate about Africa and is one of the many very Ladybrille women redefining the image of Africans in the West. Her barely one year old production company, Inspiration Africa, will on September 15th, 2007, in Washington D.C., launch its first major production, RUNWAY AFRICA–a show focused on highlighting Africa’s …

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Interview With South Africa’s Top Fashion Insider, Renato Palmi

LADYBRILLE.com: Tell [our] readers who you are? Renato: I am a white South African male of Italian parents. I live in the costal town of Durban. I am an academic but also a business developer for the clothing and fashion sector. LADYBRILLE.com:Now you do extensive research on South Africa’s fashion industry. Why the keen interest? …