DENIM OVERALLS

“Taa-daahh! I’m back and I’m here to stay” said the denim overall in 2014 summer. So what happens when a ’90’s clothing hit meets the ’90’s comeback fashion trends? We end up with the most brilliant reinvention and a massive imagination and fashion creativity boom. Today’s topic: Denim Overalls. Who’s guilty as charged for it?…

African Fashion

As designers from Africa ease into permanence in the global fashion industry, and the words “African Fashion” are pandied about like “pure” water on Lagos streets, the meaning behind the words seems to be lost in the faux batik chic flashing lights. In the last three to five years, on every major European designer label, there…

MADE IN AFRICA

Call me crazy, but I have an imaginary friend whom I’ve named Carlos(pronounced- Carrrr-los) He is a man of leisure with a wardrobe that makes Kanye Omari West’s Louis Vuitton collection pale in comparison. Carlos and I recently engaged in a heated debate (ok, a monologue, to my aunt peeping through my bedroom window at…

GABORONE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & ARTS WEEK

For months now I’ve been questioning myself if there’ll ever be an event that as Batswana and revelers we’d actually dub ‘the event of the year’. Of recent I came across posters around town cypted “Gaborone International Music & Culture Week”. I was interested and eager to know what this event is all about and…

Oh Why Hello Spring(For the ladies)

It’s still chilly in much of the country, but stores are clearing out coats and sweaters to make way for spring’s bright colors and lighter clothing. And if you’re looking to update your wardrobe this season, you’ll need to know about a few key trends: crop tops, high waists, printed tees and maxi skirts. Crop…

FASHION TURN FREAK SHOW

I love fashion that really pushes boundaries. But even I have to sometimes wonder about the logic behind their interpretation. Take for instance, a simple long dress with a risqué slit across the front and a huge flower where one would expect to find a flower of another kind. Admittedly, my mind tends to slip…

VINTAGE BELTS

Vintage belts, to us black kids growing up in the ‘90s, bring back painful yet hilarious memories of the then popular good ol’ hidings. In those days the big buckles had more purpose then, than of being a fashion accessory; they were a must-have for our parents who were serious about disciplining their children. Fortunately,…