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A New Dawn of Art and Clothing

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African Fashion and Culture – the WAZAL Collection

The WAZAL collection was started in 2005 by a fashion designer, AYISSI NGA Joseph-Marie aka JJ Du Style, who creates very chic street wear using noble and quality material collection, including first choice wax (African print) from Senegal or Mali. In 2006, he launched his first designs which are worn by some celebrities such as Singuila, Alpeco, Wayne Beckford, Romaric Koffi and Lalcko. read more

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Women who “Never Give Up” are always in style!

Style Inspired by Wanderlust

Many people dream of traveling to far away places, visiting exotic cities and partaking of cultural rituals. However,  for one Toronto based fashion designer, the next step from wolfing in wanderlust is to create the experience as a fashionable medium.


Corinne Monique’s designs are inspired by elements of nature and cultures she has yet to experience. During February’s New York Fashion Week, Corinne displayed garments that evoke exoticism of the far east; and is a modern take on an ancient oriental style worn by a warrior empress of the future. The Corinne Monique Fall/Winter 2013 collection is titled, ‘The Year of the Serpent’. Some of the fabrics are hand made by Corinne. Handmade fabrics are one part of the custom approach to the Corinne Monique’s ready-to-wear dresses. The collection was presented using seductive colors and sensual textures such as silks, wool, printed velvets, lace, and gilded finishes. Pieces of decadent fabrics are adored with mythical creatures to symbolize 2013 as the year of the serpent. The fashion looks were cut using ready-to-wear dresses, yet finished with haute couture techniques. “I design fashions for a wide range demographic. My creations are for the twentyish woman to a more sophisticated woman. And the aesthetic is more about what I would like to wear. But I have created full figured fashions for a local boutique in Toronto too. So, I like to keep my future creative options open” says Corinne. read more

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Urban Masala Offers Metropolitan Style

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Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2013 finalists

Edited by Thandisizwe Mgudlwa and Contributed by Design Indaba
Here they are! The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa finalists for 2013. Who will get your vote?
It’s our great pleasure to present the much-anticipated Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2013 finalists.

Featuring a diverse selection of objects, the MBOISA finalists were nominated by a mix of design journalists and cultural commentators in South Africa. read more

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Hail To The Queen of The Brides!

Photo credit to: Eric Lax Studio photo credit to: Joe Jackson Location photo credit to: Sonny James Jr. Queen of the Brides was launched in 2012 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of TeKay Designs Inc. which was founded in 1998. Queen of the Brides offers high-end historical bridal and formal gowns that include quality pieces of jewelry representative from the same time period. The queen Of The Brides collection has been featured in Wedding Pages magazine and Wedding Style Guide International. Designing high quality products is our pledge to our customers. TeKay Designs, Inc. is an international fashion house with headquarters in Houston Texas. We specialize in bridal, formal, ethnic, accessories and fashion jewelry for all sizes. The majesty of African royalty starts with a gown fit for a queen …that sets the stage for a cultural theme.

TeKay Designs Inc. announces the launch of Queen of The Brides gown collection during runway presentations in Houston and Dallas, Texas. The Houston based fashion design house specializes in unique bridal, formal-wear, ethnic fashions, accessories and custom jewelry. “Queen of the Brides” is a limited edition collection that features couture ethnic bridal gowns complete with jewelry and headpieces, a staple of Tekay Designs’ aesthetic. TeKay has been diligently creating ethnic bridal gown concepts that personify royalty. The inspiration for the Queen of the Brides collection are historical fashion icons from ancient civilizations of Egypt, India, Ghana and South Africa. The gowns represent women of power throughout history and are infused with cultural elements from a distinct time in history. The initial collection includes gowns named after Queen Nefertiti of Egypt, Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, Queen Cleopatra Selene II of Egypt, Queen Ankhesenamun of Egypt, Mumtaz Mahal – Mughal Queen of India, Manta Tisi – The Queen of the Wild Cats in South Africa.

Each bridal ensemble is worn with a headpiece or veil, jewelry and elaborate embroidery or beading stitched onto the gown. The fabrics include silk, embroidered lace, beaded Dupioni silk,  Duchesse satin, Poe de Soua, Aso-ake, Vintage lace trim, crystal and rhinestone trim.  The dominant colors in the collection are gold and silver which is symbolic. In ancient Egypt, yellow was the symbol of gold and immortality, white represented happiness.  Necklaces, armlets, bracelets, and anklets were made of gold, coral, pearl, agate, and onyx.  Collars made of shells, beads, and precious stones set into gold were worn as a necklace or attached to a neckline made of cloth or leather. read more

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Fashion shows to be a highlight of Design Indaba Expo 2013

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Rogues Gallery Presents Emerging Designers for Fall,Winter 2013

Rogues Gallery Presents The Emerging Designer’s collecions during the 2013 New York Fashion Week shows. read more

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Design Indaba FilmFest 2013 is on

Design Indaba FilmFest 2013 will once again treat Cape Town audiences to a world-class feature and documentary film festival highlighting the power of creativity, DI has promised. read more

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