Sustainability is a darling word now in the industry, but African designers have always practiced sustainability. African designers are more resourceful when using fabric. They’re careful to minimize waste. Made-to-order is more common and the African fashion market is not as seasonal as the mainstream Western market.
This poem is an ode to the African woman’s head scarf and all that she carries… I grew up watching my mother tie huge pieces of fabric on her head. […]
Two weeks ago, I relocated. Leaving Atlanta, my family, and all the familiar surroundings of my childhood, I drove up north for about 13 hours. Destination: New York City. So, […]
Behold the beauty of Kate Menson (I’ve also seen her last name spelled as “Mensah”) — my favorite African model right now. This fierce, angular-faced art of a woman is […]