HauTe Fashion Africa

One Nigerian Boy - an insight into Africa's fashion scene

[By Niccolò Montanari]

Africa has bigger concerns than establishing a creative scene. Yet, creatives are born all over the world, and their need for expression may or may not be satisfied depending on their circumstances. We decided to find out about about the continent’s dreams and desires, and talk to the established fashion blogger Terence Sambo, founder of the blog One Nigerian Boy.


                           

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37thSTATE and Haute Fashion Africa Launch New 'Haute Tv' Web Series 'FRONTIER FASHION'

This week sees the launch of a web series from Haute Tv and 37th State focusing on the movements of prominent Nigerians in the fashion industry.

Frontier Fashion will enlighten and educate viewers on the progress and influences these individuals hold both home and abroad. It also seeks to show their thought processes and inspirations in a bid to illuminate the inner workings of the industry.

The series will air throughout the year as they traverse the globe compiling beautifully shot visuals charting the life and times of frontier fashionistas. 

www.37thstateonline.com

www.hautefashionafrica.com

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OH AFRICA! WE SURELY DO LOVE OUR HAITIAN AFRICAN FASHION DESIGNER HELMER JOSEPH THE SERENGETI MATHEMATICIAN!

Helmer Joseph is a Master at math and it doesn’t hurt that he embodies the natural order of Kush specializing in the elements of the earth, wind, and the breath of life! He is a Genius at detail, horizontal, vertical, symmetrical, and asymmetrical shapes all the while incorporating nature in his pieces! He’s wildly magnificent Africa and it would be a total disgrace if we don’t utilize our own African Brothers and Sisters in the design genre!

While I’m at it let me just say his pieces are Avant-Garde + Haute Couture = Elegant Flower Garden and I love it! I love it so much that we are going to dress our Sis-Star Angelique Kidjo a phenomenal Jazz-Classical-Soca singer from Benin in one of his fantastic mathematical pieces in the next blog! Let’s support and celebrate Helmer Joseph and his Sis-Star in arms ADAMA PARIS for presenting his work in various Black Fashion Week showcases and FASHION AFRICA TV. We love Adama and Fashion Africa TV on YouTube even more for her vision and exposure! Thank you Adama and Fashion Africa TV! Love it!

Robin Mugabe-

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AFRICA WE SURE DO LOVE MARTIAL TAPOLO AFRICAN DESIGNER (Adama Paris showcase) INFINITY! Part One

Wow! What can I say? I’ve never seen this much metallic, spectacular head dress (so retro Grace Jones), style, dramatics, Couture, Haute Couture, earth tones, high collars, and over all fierce style in awhile! Excuse me whilst I get over the shock of such an African designer as this! Too often the African Diaspora spread throughout the worlds are constantly disconnected from knowing a lot about our people and their hard or outstanding work whether it is culture, technology, art, agriculture, horticulture, architecture, journalism, blue collar trade (plumbers, brick masonry, technicians, electricians, carpenters), etc.

Excuse me whilst I catch my breath because his fashions literally knocked me off my feet he’s that good. Sorry Sis-Stars but our Brothers in the design game is giving you all a run for your money. Watch out for this handsome Brother Martial Tapolo because he will out shine any one with his metallic metal dresses and don’t get me started on the head dress game! Whew! He’s too fierce for me! Love it!

Robin Mugabe-