It seems when the ‘BLACK IS KING’ movie drops fashion blogs are going to go into another style frenzy like our flash backs of Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ song and the Black Panther movie. We can anticipate a list of brands and their creative input into the production of Beyonce’s BLACK IS KING movie.
The upcoming BLACK IS KING film and visual album directed is written and executive produced by American singer Beyoncé herself. The film serves as a visual companion to the 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, a tie-in album curated by Beyoncé for the 2019 remake of The Lion King, and it is set to be released on July 31.
Already in Ghana we are seeing the pure excitement over a 10-second clip that shows dancehall artists Shatta Wale singing his verses alongside Beyonce in the ‘Already’ music video. Watch it below.
We if that excites you maybe the fashion statements we can expect should be another extraordinary experience to look forward to. For now, we can confirm one of the designers who will be part of the BLACK IS KING visuals goes by the name Loza Maleombho.
She is an Ivorian American fashion designer raised between Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and Silver Spring, Maryland. At age 13 she found interest in fashion while designing for her mother her aunts and her own school uniforms. Her designs can easily be identified as native African funk (according to us).
Here is an outfit to looks forwards to as she takes to her instagram to share the secrets.
UPCOMING TOP EVENTS!
Volta Fashion Week, Awards and Honors will be happening this year from 10th-12th February at the serene Holy Trinity Spa and Hotel in the Volta region Of Ghana. Having an array of spectacular designers from both Ghana and other parts of Africa showcasing. This year’s event is fused with a special massage package for VIP guests. Ticket cost ranges from 50 cedis for students, 100 cedis single, 150 cedis double, 1000 cedis VIP and 1500 cedis for VVIP.
The International Fashion Festival in Togo (FIMO 228) has established itself for nine years now as a benchmark fashion event that promotes the talents of designers from all over the world. Like every fashion event, FIMO 228 reflects the art in fashion and all the cultures of the countries represented by the designers present.
Presently on the FIMO 228, creators, models, photographers, journalists, and national and international media. But it does not stop there. Each year, FIMO228 is part of a logic of commitment to solving the problems of our society. Thus, the 10th edition of FIMO 228 has the social theme “Fashion is committed to protecting the environment” and the artistic theme “Féérie”.
Now the dice for the 10th have been rolled;
All-African Leather Fair (AALF): the trade show organized by The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association
(ELIA) from the first edition in 2008 up to the 12th successfully. AALF brings together tanners, footwear and
other leather goods manufacturers, in addition to equipment and technology suppliers, chemical and
inputs suppliers, manpower training institutions, trade promotion organizations, etc from all over the
African companies and organizations are expected to constitute the largest attendance. The Fair is a
specialized one designed to promote the African leather industry and to enable it to create an interface with
its partners within the continent and around the world. There are side events included occurring parallel
with the show Panel discussion, Fashion show, Fashion Zone, and Leather Talent show.
Due to the Global market situation and the pandemic impact on the leather sector in Ethiopia and Africa at
large heavily affected. It is expected that the upcoming AALF trade fair will play its role in motivating the
sector in market expansion and facilitating inter-African business relations. Investment Attraction, Technology
transfer and etc… To motivate the sector The government starts the school shoe and bag project under the
initiation of the manufacturing sector “Let Ethiopia produce “ “ Ethiopia Tamret“ as the sector dependent
on inputs such as chemicals, accessories, and component suppliers will be expected in wide participation.
Considering these AALF2023 will Have new components fashion show will be including some Africa
countries participation, Fashion Zone(where many designers will participating by showing the Fashion
trends) Talent show (leather products creativity, any innovation creativity in the sector ) in addition to this
Ethiopia Leather journal upgraded to Africa Leather journal (sector-based studies, research and potential facts for Africa will be published inspirational descriptive motto also included.
Uyo Fashion Week 2022 & SME Bazaar and Fair is a week long event that brings together elements of education, entertainment, and capacity building, using fashion as the driver. The event is designed as a campus style hub that will house a fashion show, masterclasses, skills acquisition, an experience center, and an SME Bazaar. The theme for this years event is Creativity.
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