The distinct contemporary take on East African bead-work characterised the leather wallets, handbags and sandals showcased by design house Zinj at the recent Tribal Chic.
Lucille Sive is highlighted on International Women’s Day for her inspiration and dedication to her role in the travel industry.—Codie Liermann, Associate Editor
Nikiwe Dlova enjoys expressing her artistic side by creating very unique and interesting hairstyles. She uses beads, wool extensions and braids to make political and artistic statements with her hairstyles.
Ms Karen Nyangan, the owner of Afri-Kay Accessories, has tried her hands at making African jewelry out of beads. She tells Eronie Kamukama about how she started this business and grew her market
Known for a classic style with a dose of glam, Erika Hollinshead Ward is currently taking cues from the natural world. Here’s what’s inspiring her now.
Designing wrist bracelets for school learners in her community of Orlando West near Johannesburg led to Nokulunga Tonela (30) opening her own business – Luya Creations, which designs African beaded jewellery.
Fatu Gbedema sat in the lobby at the Pegasus Hotel attired in her colourful African print accessorized by her beaded bracelets, ring and earrings; hers because she made them.
From Ghana to South Africa, new brands are inspired by the continent’s varied cultures.