Designers

David Tlale, Tiffany Amber, Eric Raisina and Ituen Basi to Show at New York Fashion Week in September!

The Arise African Fashion Collective Show will be held Friday September 11th, 2009. The African designers who will feature Spring 2010 collections are: Folake Coker-Folarin owner of Tiffany Amber Nigeria brand, South Africa’s David Tlale, South Africa’s Eric Raisina and London/Nigeria based designer Ituen Basi. All of these designers showed at the recently completed Arise …

Designers

Tiffany Amber Nigeria by Folake Folarin-Coker

Folake Folarin-Coker is painting the world green white green. Here are some quick facts about the designer just in case you have been hiding under the rock and had no idea. Designer: Folake Folarin-Coker Label: Tiffany Amber Products: ready-to-wear, haute couture, jewelery, leather goods and accessories. Education: Law degree no formal fashion education-self taught Accolades: …

Events

ESPY 2009 Awards: Red Carpet

The big names in music, fashion and film gathered yesterday July 15th, 2009 at the Nokia theatre for the 17th annual ESPY Awards, an event that honors excellence in sports. In attendance were some of the hottest African, European, American and Asian celebs like: Ephraim Saalam, Demi Moore, Wyclef Jean, Rashida Jones, Kristi Yamaguchi, Michelle …

News

The Urgency of Now:Putting Nigeria's Fashion Industry on the Global Map

For too long, Nigeria’s Clothing [Design] and Textile industry has remained a stricken giant locally and globally. It is time to fix the giant. Within the past five years, when it comes to fashion, Nigeria has, arguably, experienced tremendous growth. For example, recently at the prestigious platform of New York Fashion Week for Fall 2009, …