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Wednesday 05 November, 2014

The door that opens you: Why Whippa Wiley brings you magic, fear and fancy

On a sunny day in September, at a rooftop party in Brooklyn, we are all swaying slower now. We are watching intently – with all of us, and not just our eyes. Whippa, Fluent and Kateri join Jidenna, the Master of Ceremony, in raising crowd participation. In the background, Nana is playing the Kendrick Lamar […]


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Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Forward Thinking Fashion: Interview with Solange Knowles Featured Designer Autumn Adeigbo

Editress’ Note: Did you like the Solange Knowles “Losing You” music video (shot in Cape Town, South Africa) as much as we did? With the fun energy and modern-retro feel, I’d say the fashion was the glue that brought it all together. In this Imprints feature MsK NY speaks with Autumn Adeigbo, whose Spring 2013 […]


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Friday 09 November, 2012

My Fashion Commands Attention: The Statement Jewelry of Anita Quansah

Editress’ Note: Imprints, our new monthly feature, profiles some of the most innovative Fashion Artists across the African continent. Imprints is curated by inspiring fashionista, MsK NY of the African Prints in Fashion Blog. This interview shares the work of Anita Quansah, a statement jewelry designer with roots in Ghana and Nigeria. Anita has developed […]


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Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Metropical Deluxe: Interview w/ Fashion Artist and Ugandan Princess, Vanessa Mukasa

Editress’ Note: Imprints, our new monthly feature, profiles some of the most innovative Fashion Artists across the African continent. Imprints is curated by inspiring fashionista, MsK NY of the African Prints in Fashion Blog. This interview shares the work of Vanessa Mukasa, a princess from the Bonyoro Kitara Kingdom in Uganda, who studied under noted […]


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Monday 10 September, 2012

Eclectic and Modern Designs for the Socially Conscious: Interview with Fashion Artist Loza Maléombho

Editress’ Note: We’re pleased to introduce Imprints, our new monthly feature profiling some of the most innovative Fashion Artists across the African continent. Imprints is curated by inspiring fashionista, MsK NY of the African Prints in Fashion Blog. This interview shares the work of Loza Maléombho, winner of Arise Magazine’s Emerging Designer of the Year […]


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Wednesday 07 September, 2011

Black Feminism, International and Unchained: A Talk with Ms. Afropolitan Part II

It was about this time last year that Beyoncé publicly considered herself a feminist, as a woman who respected her femininity and the power of female communities. Recognizing feminism as a lifestyle and larger commitment to ourselves and each other, Minna Salami adds to Beyoncé’s take: “Feminism is not simply about being an independent or […]


Monday 30 November, 2009

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“That is not how we do it in South Africa!” Laverne Wyatt-Skriubakken proudly explained to the audience at a fashion and music party in Oslo, Norway. Instead of striking stiff stone-faced poses, the models at this event danced down the runway smiling and laughing. Their attitudes complemented the bright and bold patterns they wore-it is […]