Hub of Africa’s Bumpy Fashion Week

Featured works of Yohannes sisters Z(photo: Addis Fortune)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – On Thursday October 23, 2014, the third Hub of Africa Fashion Week (HAFW) opened up at the Galani Coffee House, a chic warehouse turned coffee shop near Gerji Mebrat Hail in Addis Abeba. The fashion show, which showcases various designers in one venue, is a three-day event that includes “two nights of fashion and one night of pure industry” said Linda Murithi, one...

Best & Worst Fashion Looks at Cannes Films Festival

Liya Kebede
By Sarah MacKenzie The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival is in full swing. Here are the best and worst fashion looks from the second day of film meets fashion craziness on the French Riviera featuring Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Zoe Saldana and more. THE GOOD: I’m a sucker for an appropriately styled long-sleeved mini, and who better to show us how it’s done than a bonafide supermodel?...

Building A Community, One Bead At A Time – T&H Designs, Ethiopia

Tigist and Haimanot Damtew (Photo: thenextwomen.com) -
Tigist and Haimanot Damtew (Photo: thenextwomen.com) - Andrea Kolb of The Next Women meets Tigist and Haimanot Damtew from Ethiopia, founders of jewelry design company T&H Designs, who were trained in the trade by the NGO Gemini Trust. Andrea herself is the founder of social fashion brand ABURY, one of the companies through which pieces of jewelry from T&H Designs are sold. Tigist...

Ethiopian Fashion Designer Mahlet Afework “Mafi”

Mafi
Mahlet Afework “Mafi” is a fashion designer based in Addis Ababa. She started her career at 16 as a model and musician, while simultaneously studying nursing. She left school and quit modeling to follow her passion and become a professional fashion designer. She has since gained critical acclaim for her cutting-edge designs; winning the 2012 Origin Africa‘s design award, showcasing...

Revolutionizing the Ethiopian clothing industry

Yefikir Design The traditional weavers of Ethiopia are famous for their dexterity and skill, with all the knowledge passed down from generation to generation. Gradually designers and entrepreneurs are realizing the vast potential of this largely untapped resource. Henok Reta met up with one such ambitious businessperson, and discovered more about the Ethiopian textile industry. Working twenty-hour...

Ethiopian Airlines Joins Hands with ECF Childrens Fund to Help Vulnerable Children

Press Release Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Airlines is proud to partner with African Mosaïque for its annual Pan-African fashion show and Gala event at Sheraton Addis on January 10, 2014 to benefit Ethiopian Children’s Fund (ECF). The African Mosaïque Pan-African fashion show and Gala event will feature renowned African designers and models, and special appearances...

Liya Kebede: The Ethiopian Supermodel With A Beautiful Heart

Liya Kebede
Ethiopian Supermodel, Liya Kebede, lights up runways in Paris and New York, all honey brown skinned and long limbed. And like Warie Daris, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks and her other black supermodel sisters, she broke through the colour barrier in the modelling world to become the first woman of colour appointed face of Estee Lauder cosmetics in a multimillion dollar contract in 2003 –...

Eco friendly “Made In Ethiopia” Fashion show

Eco Friendly Fashion Show (Photo: The Reporter)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Sustainability, a healthy lifestyle and fair tread were the theme of the Eco Friendly Fashion Show that was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Friday August 3, 2012. The eco friendly fashion show featured hand crafted designs from famous fashion houses in Ethiopia such as Paradise Fashion, Lek Designs, Mercy Décor/Design Institute and Urban Roots Eco Couture. The...

African Union to host Hub of Africa 2012 Fashion Week at the NEW African Union Conference Centre

Hub of Africa
  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Clairvoyant Marketing Agency, In the Bag and Origin Africa are proud to announce that the 2012, Hub of Africa Fashion Show, will be held in the new African Union Conference centre. Commentating on the show  and the Africa Union’s support, Deputy Chairperson, of the African Union Commission, Erastus Mwencha, remarked “The...