New York Times Hearts New African Fashion


Duro Oluwo's Spring 2012 line. Composite by New York Times

As Helen Jennings’ new tome “New African Fashion” hits shelves, the New York Times talked to designers and style experts such as Duro Oluwo and Mimi Plange about cues from the continent popping up throughout contemporary fashion. Plange broke it down like this:

“I want to prove to people that African fashion can’t be pigeonholed,” she said. “I can compete globally.”

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Arlenis Sosa, Tinie Tempah, Spoek Mathambo In Arise #13

Photo: Sheila Okonkwo for Arise magazine

Details about the latest issue of Arise were unveiled Friday, and as usual, its got some top-notch talent from the diaspora and beyond. Arlenis Sosa, Jill Scott, Tinie Tempah, Spoek Mathambo and more are featured.

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