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Thursday, June 14, 2012

AFRICA AND SOUTH AFRICAN INFLUENCE ON THE INTERNATIONAL FASHION ARENA BY MIKE KAGEE

AFRICA AND SOUTH AFRICAN
INFLUENCE 
ON THE INTERNATIONAL
FASHION ARENA


BY MIKE KAGEE
'Trend Analyst and lover of all fashion brands'
International fashion designers show their love of
African and South African fashion..........


   The year 2012 brought a re-emergence of African inspired motifs
    prints, textiles on international catwalks. European fashion 
    houses such as Burberry and Vivian Westwood clearly 
    influenced by various cultures and landsapes in Africa.
    Western fashion publications took notice of the frenzy 
    surrounding African influences. Influential Vogue magazine
    in it's special edition as early as last year featured two African
    women known for their fondness of African inspired wear, 
    Ethiopian Julia Sarr-Jamois fashion editor of the London based
    Wonderland Magazine...............



London based Fashion Editor of Wonderland Magazine
who appeared in Vogue Magazine


Also Nigerian editor of Pop Africana Fashion Magazine
        Oroma Elewa who also appeared in 'Vogue America Edition'

Arise Magazine editor Helen Jenning has bee applauded
   for her book 'New African Fashion' since her tenure as the
  editor of Arise Magazine. Jenning embarked on a visually
      spectacular and comprehensive guide to the African fashion
  industry which explains why African fashion is making it's
   mark internationally from Europe to New York especially.


Burberry Prorsum features a collection with a East
        African feel, bringing together a diverse range of textiles
        and colours, earthy hues were brightened with splashes
     of purple, bright blues and grassy greens and textured
   wax prints and geometric stripes with an African feel 
      Missoni, Michael Kors and Alberta Ferretti followed.....
     
      MIKE KAGEE FOR WORLD FASHION TRENDS'