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Last month, the Victoria Island based retailer announced a continent-wide search for exceptional talent across various categories in a newly launched Emerge ALÁRA Awards.
In honor of fathers and father figures to be celebrated worldwide on the third Sunday in June, PROTOChic rounds our favorite selects from Nigerian menswear label Post-Imperial.
Celebrations were also in order for Nigerian designer Bubu Ogisi who unveiled an art installation of her Autumn / Winter 2018 collection in New York. The installation took the key pieces and her accompanying campaign images shot by the ocean to distill her creative process in its most pure form.
"All I want to do is create clothes that match up to the incredible beauty of all women," remarked designer Lisa Folawiyo on the set of her look book shoot for her latest collection.
PROTOChic chatted with Thebe Magugu last year, asking how the contemporary womenswear South African designer starts his day. That same sense of playfulness rang true in his Spring / Summer 2018 collection presented during South Africa Fashion Week.
One feature that defines the creative industries, especially fashion, across the diaspora is the sheer vastness of the landscape. PROTOChic connected with Congolese creative Nsimba Valene Lontanga to contemplate the future of African fashion.
Designer Kenneth Ize has his finger on the pulse of Lagos. Since launching his eponymous label in 2013, Ize has continued to develop his expertise in tailoring inspired by his hometown.
Virgil is off to Vuitton. The formal announcement confirming Off-White Founder and Creative Director Virgil Abloh as the new Men's Artistic Director of French luxury house Louis Vuitton was made public today globally.
PROTOChic sat in with Aurora James, founder of accessories label Brother Vellies, on a recent talk to hear her insights on running and maintaining a sustainable brand.
In the month of Ghana's celebration of 61 years of independence, another export of Ghana's hand-crafted cultural tradition celebrates a decade - luxury womenswear label Christie Brown.
Running a growing accessories line from two countries is just another day in the life for co-collaborators Ngozi Kemjika and Toluwa Okunoren behind ZI & LUWA.
It was a fortuitous group exhibition curated by multi-hyphenate artist Arthur Jafa that led Frida Orupabo to Ming Smith in a show at London's Serpentine Gallery. Almost eight months later, Orupabo is beaming at her first US solo exhibition.
For insatiable creative Duro Olowu, the muse du jour was none other than iconic two tone British Ska singer Pauline Black of late 1970s group The Selecter.
Red light flooded the runway at Cadillac House, the setting for the Fall / Winter 2018 collection of five-year old menswear label Abasi Rosborough.
Virgil Abloh is hitting his stride as creative director and polymathic magnate for luxury brand Off-White. As the consummate designer, Abloh offers a contemporary example of living creatively with no limits.
An upstart brand with roots to the camp of Kanye West and Off-White's Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston makes its own rules and the end consumer wins above all.
This week's edition focuses on emerging and established visual artists: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Gordon Parks, and Rele Art Foundation's Young Contemporaries.
In a somewhat rare arrangement as far as design houses go, father-son duo Joe and Charlie Casely-Hayford have built a formidable menswear business based on Savile Row tailoring and modern English style.
There was a sense of passage at the Simon Lee Gallery tucked in London's Mayfair neighborhood, the setting for Wales Bonner's Fall / Winter 2018 Menswear show.
It's the midst of December where indeed it is blustery in one half of the world, balmy in the other half, and somewhere in-between everywhere else. Thankfully, style is not limited by temperature.
On the hunt for the picky best friend or family member? Look no further than accessories label Brother Vellies, notably known for its traditional African footwear made in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Morocco.
Tis the season and gift giving can never begin too early. The designer behind sustainable luxury brand Zashadu has the perfect new bag to gift yourself or the fashionable set in your life.
It may be hard to understand if you've never visited the city, but Kenneth Ize's Spring 2018 collection presented during Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week felt like Lagos.
Ask any fashion enthusiast their thoughts on MaXhosa by Laduma and immediate words come to mind: bold colors, traditional heritage, and luxurious knitwear. His Spring 2018 presentation at Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week was emphasis on the same.
Curious about the next trailblazing creative forging a path in Paris, New York, or Capetown? Aina Fadina, founder and executive producer of I of Africa, and her camera crew are likely on the story.
It is no rarity to see Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade credit their red carpet gowns and performance looks to African designers on their social platforms. African celebrities are a force to be reckoned with and promoting African fashion brands is one powerful punch in the right direction.
Childhood games were the subject of Maki Oh's Spring 2018 presentation shown during New York Fashion Week. Creative Director Amaka Osakwe loves her history and even more channeling the narratives of Nigerian lore of old. The collection this time took a more personal approach, salvaging memories of her youth in Lagos.
To celebrate Nigeria's Independence Day, PROTOChic is highlighting a few of our favorite Nigerian brands, burgeoning and beloved.
The latest exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art is of a fashionable variety. PROTOChic took in the exhibition for a special preview and compiled a list of the best diaspora designers included
Who but Haitian designer Stella Jean can combine aquatic wildlife, Bolivian female wrestling garb, and a drumming circle in one collection? Jean is quite literally known for her melange of cultural references, but this Spring 2018 collection during Milan Fashion Week honored the inspiration.