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10 article(s) #Afropolitan

Progressive cuisine, the new food trend in Cape Town

For the last year, on ultra-hip Kloof Street, Janse & Co has been trailblazing the city’s already robust restaurant scene with especially audacious and creative dishes. My Chic Africa caught up with its chef, Arno Janse van Rensburg. There’s no wow fact…

African wax print is the new black…

In three years, Panafrica has become the must-have brand for wax print sneakers. Ethical and fair-trade, the European shoe company ploughs much of its profits into Africa - just one of the reasons it’s such a success on the continent. "A responsible label i…

With Khadija Aisha Ba, tradition creates modernity

After studying in France, Khadija Aisha Ba came back to Dakar to become one of the country’s hottest stylists. Her trademark? Mixing traditional and contemporary styles to create unique designs people just can’t get enough of. Respecting the past is the key …

“More and more people want African creativity”

All over the continent, from Nairobi to Casablanca, via Dakar and Abidjan, the entertainment business is exploding, and creativity is bubbling. In Nigeria, the Afrinolly Creative Hub brings technology and art together to embody this new productive, digital era…

The Mentalyst, Africa's visual orator

With 21,000 followers on Instagram, the main tool of influence for African artists, 28-year-old Trevor Maingi—travel photographer and urban explorer extraordinaire—is the face of Kenya’s new creative generation. To understand how influential Trevor Maingi has…

The Renaissance of African Men’s Fashion

The must-have Ghanaian menswear label Chocolate is embodying the revival of African fashion   Well-cut, short-sleeved shirts, body-hugging garments made from bright or tribal fabrics, and a tell-tale ‘C’ sewn onto breast pockets: the hip label Chocolate …

In vogue, yet not in Vogue

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has fuelled an ongoing debate about Vogue Africa, declaring that Africa should have its own edition of the magazine to acknowledge the huge impact the continent has had on the fashion industry.   ELLE launched a version of its …