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reimagining fashion systems with ABOUT A WORKER

ABOUT A WORKER is a design studio giving Workers from around the World the possibility to speak out loud by becoming Designers, while valuing their crafts and creative talents. ABOUT A WORKER gives Workers, Craftsmen, Students, Consumers and Influential Industries, a platform to meet and build inclusive systems for a brighter future. ABOUT A WORKER…

Fashion could learn from Fenty’s fall

In February of 2021 news broke that Fenty, the joint venture between Rihanna and luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, would be going on a “hiatus” (which, in fashion industry terms, is often seen as a euphemism for a final closing). It’s a little sad whenever a big creative company closes down because it’s one less to…

Free The Youth // Ghanaian creative collective through fashion

“Free The Youth” is a space created in 2013 by Jonathan Coffie and Kelly Foli; intended to nurture the burgeoning creativity running as a current beneath the veneer of Accra, Ghana. Streetwear culture’s imprint on the collective consciousness is that of liberation and a commitment to the ever expanding lexicon of relaxed yet luxe garments,…

Good Good Good SS21 – Collection Notes

Good Good Good’s SS21 collection is inspired by founder Daniel Sher’s past travels around South Africa as well as what became the state of the world during 2020. As the pandemic continued to highlight systemic injustices permeating through our society and stuck at home unable to manufacture during level 5 of the national lockdown, Sher…

Thebe Magugu’s kung-fu soapie fashion film: sapphic love, African spirituality and betrayal

Released in conjunction with Thebe Magugu’s Autumn/Winter 2021 ready-to-wear collection, Alchemy, at Paris Fashion Week — Banyoloyi a Bosigo is a cowboy kung-fu telenovela. Described as “if Holy Mountain and Dikolong had a child”, Magugu teamed up with frequent collaborator, Kristin-Lee Moolman, to bring us a love letter to the unique idiosyncrasies many South Africans…

Modus Vivendii | Nigeria  and London based streetwear

Modus Vivendii translates to “our way of living” in Latin and was originally formed as a blog showcasing the style of three young Nigerians. They credit Vogue Italia’s late editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani for encouraging the trio to kickstart their brand. Tripin.world While studying in England, Jimmy Ayeni, Ola Badiru, and Anthony Oye began Vivendii as a channel…

OLOOH is ours, OLOOH is forever

Living through historical moments has the special ability to make us contemplate our own impermanence. The impermanence of even the most character shaping moments — by virtue of them being moments — is Time’s threat to our wilting bodies. Hence, the social construction of legacy. We want to believe that we, or an extension of…

Soul’d Dreams / burgeoning streetwear in Zimbabwe

Soul’d Dreams is a striking streetwear brand growing out of Zimbabwe.  This interview with founder Tadiwa Mashiri conveys the momentum in fashion as a vehicle of expression; turning away from the forced erasure of the rich cultural and historical tapestry at the hands of white supremacy and colonialism. The past, present and future is African;…