Posts tagged with ‘African fashion’

  • Independent Shop Feature: Vou Brown Boutique

    Vou Brown is an independent multi-brand African fashion boutique located close to the heart of central London. A contemporary styled destination store that brings together a beautiful showcase of established and emerging labels. With an exciting stylish fashion led edit of women’s wear, jewellery, bags, accessories and lifestyle products for the style savvy shopper, you will always find something new in Vou Brown. Whether you are shopping for a gift or treating yourself to something new, there is always something new and interesting to see or try on.



    Vou-Brown-Boutique Vou Brown Boutique


    74 Willesden Lane Kilburn
    NW6 7TA
    United Kingdom

    Opening Times:
    Tues – Sat: 10:30am – 6:30pm
    Sunday – Mon: closed

    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7328 8843


    By in Independent Shops
  • The Africa Centre Summer Festival 2015

    This year’s edition edition of the Africa Centre Summer Festival takes place on Saturday, the 1st of August. ‘August in Africa’, will be held in Covent Garden’s iconic Piazza on Saturday, August 1st from 12pm-10pm and will explore the theme of portraiture through contemporary photography. Everyone with an interest in Africa will have an opportunity to celebrate and experience first-hand the best of African culture, including exhibitions, workshops for children and adults, pop-up fashion and dance shows, entertainment, live music, delicious African food and much, much more. And it’s FREE!

    Asa the Parisian born Nigerian singer songwriter will be performing at 8.15pm in the Piazza so definitively worth a visit with friends.

    In addition, you can try on (or even buy) Urbanknit clutches, totes, blazers and more at the Vou Brown Boutique stand.

    Hope to see you there!


    WHERE: Covent Garden Piazza, London

    WHEN: August 1st, 12 – 10 PM


    By in Events & News
  • An African Revolution: Fashion Africa Conference

    Yes, I have booked my ticket to attend the Fashion African Conference which is in exactly two weeks from today. I have never attended before and I am looking forward to hearing the different speakers and discussions.

    Organised by the Africa Fashion Guide the event is happening on the 24th of April which is also Fashion Revolution Day. The aim of the gathering is to discuss the future of the African Fashion industry in particular the full supply chain of African Fashion Design, Textiles, and Manufacturing and to communicate this to a larger, global audience through media.

    This event is recommended to all fashion designers, retailers, students and any one in the business of fashion.

    Check out the talks going on on the day

    PANEL 1) – African Revolution – Fashion Made in Africa

    PANEL 2) The New African Fashion Market – Designers, Fashion Shows, Media and Retail

    PANEL 3A) Africa is Open for Business  – Africa as a Source for New Business

    PANEL 3B) Textile Futures – Africa’s Cotton, Leather and Textile Industry Opportunities

    PANEL 4A) Source Africa and Navigating Value Chains, Logistics and Red Tape

    PANEL 4B) Africa’s Triple Bottom Line – Sustainability, Ethical Credentials and Responsibility in the African Fashion Industry

    There is also a selection of great speakers from far and wide. I am particularly looking forward to hearing Arieta Mujay of African Creative Collective, Chris Springs of the British Museum and Hannay Pool of the Guardian and Africa Utopia. I think it is going to be very enriching. Do come and check join the discussion. More information on how to attend can be found below. If you are coming, do leave a comment to say so and hopefully see you there!


    DATE: Friday 24th April, 2015

    TIME: 10AM  to 5PM

    VENUE: Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA London


    PRICE:  £49



    By in Events & News