You may have already come across Diana Opoti's 100 Days of African Fashion digital campaign. Well, the challenge is soon coming to an end – today is Diana's 94th day. Find out more about her campaign and see what she's worn, here and on her Instagram feed, @dianaopoti.
Congratulations on a great campaign Diana!
Above, some of my favourites. Designers (clockwise from top left): Sindiso Khumalo, Bestow Elan and Chichia London.
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Christine Mhando, the designer behind fashion label Chichia London delights us again with another celebration of East African khanga fabrics and cutting edge cool.
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I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for reading these posts and engaging with me. I'm so happy that this blog has given me a platform to meet so many incredible people; to be continuously inspired and; to share the sometimes tough, but always enlightening, lessons that business and life in general throw my way. I look forward to more great discoveries and learning, new relationships and further exchange in 2014!
For this year's round-up, I've decided to do things a little bit different and feature the posts that were most popular each month. Enjoy.
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I'm loving these new vibrant prints and zany combinations from Chichia London, the fashion label of Tanzanian-born, London-based Christine Mhando.
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"Africa is all too often written off as an intractable "problem" for the world to solve. I hope this festival will reveal just some of what Africa has to offer the rest of the world: the energy of our youth and their desire to engage with the world; the transformative potential of culture and, perhaps most potently, the power of community to bind people together."
– Africa Utopia Co-curator, Baaba Maal
Indeed the festival's main question was, in what ways can the continent lead the way in thinking about culture, community, sustainability and ethical wealth creation? In short, what can the rest of the world learn from Africa?
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I anticipated, I wished and then I … thoroughly enjoyed!
Last Saturday, I spent a wonderful day at The Drift Bar in London, celebrating creativity and good company at the Asilia and Afri-love Tropical Christmas celebration.
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It's been relatively quiet on the blog as I prepare for this Saturday's Tropical Christmas event in London. I'm really looking forward to a day of catching up with friends and collaborators, old and new, in beautiful surroundings. I've had a peep at most of the designs that will be available to purchase on the day and this is my preliminary wishlist …
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The final few weeks of the year are jam-packed with reasons to be merry. Here are just a few Africa- and Diaspora-related events in London (UK), Nairobi (Kenya), New York (US), Paris (France and St. John's (Antigua). If you know of any January events that you'd like to share, please contact me by the 23rd of December. Enjoy the last days of 2011!
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