In the News | July 22

Catch up on recent African fashion headlines, events and other announcements.

In the News | July 22

CIAFE turns 1, Indonesia and South Africa meet in a fashion film that celebrates Batik and Shweshwe textiles, and Folklore profiles the names expanding what 'African print' means. The V&A Museum opens its Africa Fashion exhibition, and Birimian Ventures is hiring in Abidjan. Rich Mnisi collaborates with Coca Cola again, this time on digital collectibles.

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Council for International African Fashion Education turns 1 — CIAFE newsletter

Meet getlion™️ - the one-stop app aiming to close SA’s entrepreneurship gap - Ventureburn
Ventureburn sat down for an interview with getlion™️ CEO Mathew Marsden to talk about the recent expansion of their omnichannel fintech offering.

New app GetLion offers SA entrepreneurs a funding portal and marketplace — Venture Burn

Birimian Ventures hiring Digital Communication Intern in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire | LinkedIn
Posted 2:57:14 PM. Internship description :As a junior communication officer in the Abidjan team, the intern will be…See this and similar jobs on LinkedIn.

African creative industry venture firm and incubator Birimian Ventures is hiring a digital communications intern — LinkedIn

How Next-Gen Textile Designers Are Re-envisioning African Prints
The fashion world is experiencing an African prints revolution, writes Eyram Rafael. Discover how surface pattern designers and brands such as Salt and Sunscreen, Kai Collective, Atto Tetteh and Orange Culture are leading the movement

The African textile designers redefining the African print category — The Folklore Edit

‘The Africa Centre’ by Freehaus Opens its Doors in London
With a design that celebrates the diversity of Africa and its diaspora.

The Africa Center opens new headquarters with 'striking' permanent exhibition — HYPEBEAST

How SAFW’s New Talent Search has lasted 24 years | AFWeekly
Meet its latest winner Thando Ntuli, and discover how founder Lucilla Booyzen has kept the competition relevant since 1998.

SAFW New Talent Search winner Thando Ntuli plans to open a heavy textile CMT service for SA designers — AMAKA

V&A · Africa Fashion - Exhibition at South Kensington
The Africa Fashion exhibition at the V&A explores the vitality and global impact of a fashion scene as dynamic and varied as the continent itself.

V&A Museum's 'Africa Fashion' exhibition hosts previews ahead of 2 July opening — V&A Museum

Coca-Cola Pride Collection | MakeTafi.com
The Coca-Cola Pride collection is a series of digital collectibles made in celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and in collaboration with artist and advocate Rich Mnisi. Each piece aims to shine color-filled light on the community’s members and spread a message of Love.
Rich Mnisi’s collaborative mastery | African Fashion Weekly #1
Bold, directional creative choices have made successes of each, but brand collaborations offer no guarantees.

Rich Mnisi & Coca Cola collaborate on limited edition polygon-based digital collectibles, co-created by avatar company Tafi and software/marketplace provider Daz 3D — MakeTafi

Batik meets Shweshwe in a collaborative fashion film to celebrate and bolster relations between Indonesia and South Africa — Indonesia Foreign Affairs Ministry


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