Category : Fashion

  • This week in African Style 1/20 – 1/26/07

    Posted Jan 26th, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Events, Fashion, Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on This week in African Style 1/20 – 1/26/07

    • Oprah Winfrey defends her South African school in open letter. • Dakar Rally takes drivers through Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali and ends in Dakar, Senegal. • Bill Gates and Africa’s green revolution. • Fashion Television reports fromCape Town Fashion Week Spring 2007 • The World Economic Forum is under way in Davos, Switzerlad and …

  • Illegal Senegalese immigrants model in Spain

    Posted Jan 19th, 2007 By in Art, Business, Events, Fashion, General, Politics, Travel With | 6 Comments

    In a “show of solidarity toward immigrants” Spanish fashion designer Antonio Miro caused a stir during his Fall/Winter 2007-2008 fashion show in Pasarela, Barcelona yesterday, by allowing eight Senegalese illegal immigrants to model his collection. Mr Miro, who has featured prisoners in past shows, said he wanted to draw attention to the migrants’ plight. The …

  • Peter Beard limited edition book

    Posted Jan 19th, 2007 By in Art, Books/Magazines, Fashion, General, Travel With | Comments Off on Peter Beard limited edition book

    Some years ago, I was walking through SoHo and came across an exhibit at a nondescript art gallery. I was struck by the large image of a man resting calmly in the gaping mouth of a crocodile. The man was laying on his stomach writing in a journal with his legs extending into the creature’s …

  • Adidas Materials of the World 2007 – Africa

    Posted Jan 18th, 2007 By in Fashion, General With | 4 Comments

    Dazed and Confused Magazine make a mention of the upcoming Adidas X Materials of the World 2007 series. The series began in 2006 and Adidas is continuing it’s tour of the world with the addition of Africa for Spring/Summer 2007. BKRW debuted a few images a few weeks ago with a small description. I especially …

  • New (RED) sneakers in NYC and Hawaii

    Posted Jan 15th, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Fashion, General With | 1 Comment

    It was only a matter of time until the NY streetwear scene contributed to the African charity trend. SlamXHype points to Complex Magazine’s news that one of NYC’s popular streetwear boutiques, Dave’s Quality Meat, has teamed up with Converse for it’s contribution to the Product (RED) campaign. Dave’s Quality Meat (DQM) has designed a limited-edition …

  • African diamond facts according to Russell Simmons

    Posted Dec 6th, 2006 By in Business, Charity, Events, Fashion, General, Music, Politics, Travel With | 2 Comments

    As I mentioned, yesterday I attended Russell Simmons’ press conference to reveal the results of his fact-finding Africa mission. In attendance was Russell Simmons, Dr. Ben Chavis, Kimora Lee Simmons (Russell insisted she’s still his wife), Rev. Run(Run DMC), the Dipset’s “capo” Jim Jones (again I say, WTF does he have to do with diamonds …

  • The Independent names 50 best African artists

    Posted Dec 1st, 2006 By in Art, Books/Magazines, Fashion, Film/Television, General, Music, Politics With | 1 Comment

    This is an excellent article from today’s Independent newspaper. As part of the World AIDS day Product (RED) issue, the article emphasizes the importance of African cultural expression. “African leaders need to be more conscious of the role that culture can play, particularly economically. Many Western economies – such as Britain – have benefited hugely …

  • Making charity count in Africa

    Posted Nov 22nd, 2006 By in Charity, Events, Fashion, Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on Making charity count in Africa

    To give or not to give. That’s the question on everyone’s mind this holiday season. With the rise of media and celebrity interest in Africa this is the perfect time to answer that question. There are endless ways to put your money where your mouth (and hopefully your heart) is. From the RED campaign to …

  • Armani’s RED makes Kate Moss black for your green

    Posted Sep 25th, 2006 By in Books/Magazines, Charity, Events, Fashion, General With | 2 Comments

    Last thursday, Giorgio Armani edited the british newspaper The Independent as part of his involvement with Project RED. As the second issue in the RED series – the first was edited by Bono- the newspaper took a look at issues which are of concern to those seeking to help Africa. While the newspaper had some …

  • The Gap gets RED for the holidays

    Posted Aug 24th, 2006 By in Charity, Fashion With | Comments Off on The Gap gets RED for the holidays

    This winter The Gap will join American Express, Motorolla, Converse and others in support of PRODUCT (RED) and expand its RED product line. 50% of all profits from the sales of (RED) items will be given to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. PRODUCT (RED) is one of my favorite initiatives from …

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