In The News | 16 February 2023
Jendaya raises a new round, generative AI comes for fashion design, and fashion jobs available in Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt
CIAFE opens enrolment for its African Fashion history course as well as submissions for its new journal & interest registrations for its research network, Fashionomics Africa invites entries for the second cohort of its incubation & acceleration programs and moves its marketplace to Afrikrea, luxury e-comm outfit Jendaya raises new funding, new rumours put Amazon's South African launch date in 2023 Q3/Q4, Jumia struggles to find a path to profitability, how African music is boosting African fashion, and fashion critic Odunayo 'Fashion Roadman' Ojo releases a 2-part documentary on South African fashion.
Fashion Roadman Ayo Ojo produced a 2-part mini doccie series on a selection of brands, manufacturers and designers across Cape Town's fashion landscape. He's also publishing conversations recorded in the city to his own YouTube channel.
Part 1 | Part 2 (under 30 mins to watch both)
Elsewhere, the Fashion Trust US announces its first cohort of award nominees, weaker than expected sales could mean changes for adidas' deal with Beyoncé's Ivy Park, generative AI for fashion design emerges, Jimmy Choo collaborates with Sailor Moon (right on the heels of Loewe x Howl's Moving Castle), and degrowth denim brand Benim Denim launches.
Vane Style is looking for a digital marketer & content creator.
Plain Tiger is hiring a product information manager; remote option.
Superbalist is hiring buyers across departments and senior content leads in marketing; MRP is hiring planners, merchandisers, and a brand head for social media; and Truworths is hiring designers and house models as well as inviting designers to apply to stock YDE.
A brand in Nigeria is looking for an administrator to manage a creative team.
European brand LC Waikiki is hiring a fashion designer in Cairo.
Ananse is hiring an e-comm manager to oversee its fashion marketplace
TFG is looking for a brand lead for Markhams at their Cape Town HQ.
CXG is looking for freelance luxury brand evaluators across Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban