Style Icon: Shade Thomas

Shade Thomas is reputed to have kick-started the Nigerian fashion industry, using traditional African fabrics and inventing many styles. Her design store, Shade’s Boutique, was the go to place for men and women of Lagos style. Examples of her creations include the boubou which she adapted from the men’s Agbada, the hassle-free pre-fitted gele. Her…

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Culottes: Styled For The Curvy Woman

Culottes hang-like-a-skirt-but-is-actually-pants silhouette, it’s tailored, waist defining, and leg-elongating as long as you find the right cut. Some are shorter, above the knee, and right at the knee and some are longer to the mid calf. You might think this trend is not for your body shape, think again as we have seen some street…

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Mens Styling: I See a Different In You

At first glance I See A Different You may look like the latest pop stars or even models from any style mag editorial. However the South Africa collective – comprising of twins Innocent and Justice Mukheli and Vuyo Mpantsha – aim to represent South Africa from their perspective, creating lush photography documenting that experience. Working…

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Trend: Culottes Through the Years

Culottes are back in fashion again and for a very good reason. The bifurcated skirt first appeared during the French revolution. It was French men’s breeches or knee length tight fitting pants, usually made of silk, and worn with socks covering the lower leg. The pant first appeared in the late 1500’s, and was worn…

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