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Vanichi Magazine partners with The Africa Channel to present “What If Movie Icons Wore African Fashion?” (#WIMIWAF).

This creative fashion editorial imagines an alternate reality where iconic Hollywood film characters dress in modern, handcrafted fashion from designers of Africa and the African Diaspora. 

Designers include Senegal-based brand SARAYAA, TEGAA, a Gambia-based jewelry line, Egyptian designer AMMANII, M ANDREWS sartorial luxury based in San Antonio, Texas, Nigerian brand OBIOMA, eyewear designer BURKINABAE, menswear designer KENNETH NICHOLSON, Ghana + NYC brand STUDIO ONE EIGHTY NINE (co-founded by Rosario Dawson), Sierra Leone + USA brand BADARA and Lagos-based luxury brand MINKU.

PHOTO: Juhn Kwon.
HAIR + MAKEUP: Karen Bates-Ashey.
STYLIST: Jordan Swain.
BlCREATIVE DIRECTORS: Joy Donnell + Jordan Swain.


Elle Drane 

Sara Ishag

Tia Hurley

Chanelle Renee

Celisse Graves

Jonathan Stanton

Isaiah Lucas


Elijah-Allan Blitz

Jordan Swain


A Nigerian Artist Who Uses the Skin as His Canvas

Laolu Senbanjo, whose collaboration with Beyoncé on “Lemonade” led to
his own mainstream fame, hopes to create awareness around African artists.

Top: “A lot of my work is heavily influenced by the culture of my Yoruba heritage. I like to see the world in that lens,” Laolu Senbanjo said. Credit Sasha Arutyunova for The New York Times

Bottom: “When he is so intimately close to your body in that way, he’s seeing all of your scars, all of the things you deem beautiful or all of the things that you don’t like,” said Danielle Brooks, an actress on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” Credit Sasha Arutyunova for The New York Times


Sherlock and Watson! On the case!

 Rejected design/idea for my apsa extra credit assignment,we had to choose a literary character with our own twist to it! One of my ideas was Sherlock Holmes buuut I thought choosing him was a bit too generic so I scrapped it ,so I chose a different story haaa,but here are my concepts anyway!