Baay Sooley & Laure Tarot - Winners of the Dakar Sira Vision 2012 young designer competition, Baay Sooley and Laure Tarot come from the world of art. Their brand Bull Doff has its origin in urban fashion. Finding inexhaustible sources of inspiration in the streets, they offer African Street Style collections, Made in Senegal.
Dedicated followers of fashion: Congo's designer dandies. Daniele Tamagni photographed the Congo's "Sapeurs" for his book 'Gentlemen of Bacongo." Smart suits in pastel colors are a trademark of the Brazzaville Sapeurs.
Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney are among A-list designers to throw their weight behind Ethical Fashion Africa, a United Nations-sanctioned program that doles out key skills and fair wages to more than 7,000 disenfranchised women in Kenya and Uganda. Its slogan: “Not charity, just work.” In honor of International Women’s Day. http://www.intracen.org/exporters/ethical-fashion/
AFRICA, GHANA - Inside a Kente cloth shop, the colours and patterns are overwhelming. Each colour and pattern is representative of some stature, or an emotion. Colour representations: Black -- maturation, intensified spiritual energy. Blue -- peacefulness, harmony and love. Green -- vegetation, pla