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Maestro Paul Costello lights up London Fashion Week with Autumn/Winter 20 collection

Fashion, almost by definition, is about what is new; the next thing: the next enfant terrible (since Jean Paul Gaultier relinquished that title in retirement), what’s hot for next season, who’s the latest shock jock designer. It seldom dwells on the present; appreciate what it is we have now. Paul Costello...

Mowalola: The Nigerian Designer Who Is The Next Big Name In Fashion

If you haven’t heard of Nigerian born and raised designer Mowalola Ogunlesi then better grab that scratchpad and take note because you’ll need to remember her. Mowalola recently showed what was easily one of the strongest shows at London Fashion Week Men's. The primary fabric thesis of the collection was...

Nigerian Designer Tokyo James Debuts At London Fashion Week Mens

Tokyo James is possibly the first Nigerian-based menswear designer to show on schedule at London Fashion Week Mens, one of the four biggest menswear showcases in the world. In a collection premised on the duality of good and evil existent in the human experience, Tokyo wowed us with a SS20...

A Wonderful Paris Fashion Week Men’s Autumn/Winter 18/19

If you missed out on Paris Fashion Week Men’s, let’s face it: you missed out on a lot. But our roving Fashion Editor was on the scene at the shows and he is here to break down the five key moments that defined the autumn/winter 2018/19 collections. Kenzo tribute to...

ZANELE MUHOLI: ALL HAIL THE DARK LIONESS

  The opening of world-famous South African photographer Zanele Muholi's first solo London exhibition attracted throngs of fans, fellow artists and an accentuated representation of members of London's queer community, who lined up around the block for the opportunity to view the artist's latest body of work. Titled "Somnyama Ngonyama...