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It’s easy to fall back on a safe style that you know works for you, but that also means it’s equally easy to feel like you’re in a hair rut.

Regardless of your hair type, you’ll find lots of superb short hairdos, including short wavy hairstyles, natural hairstyles for short hair and short hairstyles for thick or fine hair.

From classic icons to modern muses, some short haired celebrities have prove the versatility and cool style of pixie cut.

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KIKOROMEO Takes Lead At Lagos Fashion Week 2018 With New Creative Director: Iona McCreath In Tow!

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It was a new generation takeover as the latest SS2019 KIKOROMEO collection on Thursday 25th Oct 2018 at Day 1 of Lagos Fashion Week, unveiling its new creative director of brand: Iona McCreath. The collection has been featured in Elle USA’s top 10 from Lagos Fashion Week .

Iona, who has apprenticed with Ann McCreath – Founder of KikoRomeo: her mother’s fashion business since birth, took the bow as she presented the brand’s latest collection. Now co-designing with her mother, she is taking the lead on the silhouettes, while her mother works on the textiles and cutting. To celebrate this new way of working they chose baptism by fire in presenting at Lagos Fashion Week, the most influential platform in Africa, pioneered by Omoyemi Akerele .

Speaking about her experience Iona said “Lagos is very influential around Africa and acts as a voice of Africa to the world. When people see Africa the first thing they see or hear is Nigerian. That means being able to integrate within the Nigerian market is strategic. It is also very exciting, because of the vibrant entertainment scene, which has helped contemporary arts and culture develop to be at the heart of the economy. Nigerians love fashion and the collection has been very well received.”

The KIKOROMEO SS2019 collection consisted of 28 looks, 5 women and 23 men. The colours and contrasting textures drew inspiration from the places where oceans meet sands all around the African continent. Filled with golden browns to slate greys, accented with dusty beiges and sunshine yellows, with shades of marine blue that trail through all pieces. The brand’s signature overalls aka jumpers were presented for men and women in a variety of tie dyed, batiked and drip painted variations. These are already a hot favourite of artist Blinky Bill , whose latest beats hit the air as the models paced the runway. Other key items were the hand painted tunics, beautifully cut pants and an adire kilt. The collection was accessorized with fishskin bags, which had been done by accessories brand Baobab for KikoRomeo. The whole look was young and fresh, styled by Moses Ebite .

KIKOROMEO, which means “Adams Apple” in Swahili, is based in Nairobi, Kenya. With over two decades of design heritage, the brand is known for its timeless slow fashion pieces, which transcend fashion trends and show perfection in a fit. Adopting a sustainable approach in everything it does, the brand works with urban and rural Kenyan and refugee artisans, constantly improving the quality of their products, and truly believes and adheres to a Made in Africa policy.

Iona McCreath, who has a degree in Sociology from London School of Economics and a foundation diploma in Art and Design from Central Saint Martin’s.

EDITOR’S NOTES:

Art, music and crafting are at the heart of the KIKOROMEO DNA. The brand is now immersed in reinventing its own textiles, as it did at inception, moving away from commercial prints into hand-dyed and hand painted textiles. These original patterned fabrics are done in collaboration with a young Kenyan textile designer Rachel Wanyutu, as well as the brand founder herself Ann McCreath. Ann has been exploring textile art, influenced by visual artist Onyis Martin amongst others, while Iona McCreath is taking over the creative direction of the clothing.

KIKOROMEO was founded in Kenya in 1996 by fashion designer Ann McCreath. The objective was always to create and sustain a brand, which could last for generations as a true fashion house. Now co-designed by her daughter Iona, it is situated in the Kobo Art Centre, at 523 Riara Rd in Nairobi, Kenya.

FOR MORE:

Website: http://kikoromeo.com/index.php/the-brand/our-story/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KikoRomeoAfrica
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kikoromeo/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KikoRomeo-348383729244/

For more info contact in Kenya (English): Anyiko PR Tel +254 721 368 983 | Whatsapp +254 770 360 087 |[email protected]

 

Photo by: Kelechi Amadi-Obi (www.kelechiamadiobi.com)

Photo by: Kelechi Amadi-Obi (www.kelechiamadiobi.com)

Photo by: Kelechi Amadi-Obi (www.kelechiamadiobi.com)

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Ralph Lauren Receives An Honorary Knighthood From The United Kingdom

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After 50 years in business and countless accolades, Ralph Lauren has just received the most prestigious yet. Announced today, Lauren has been made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a title bestowed on him by Queen Elizabeth II. Lauren becomes the first American fashion designer to be recognized by the Her Majesty with an honorary knighthood and joins the ranks of fellow Americans, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Angelina Jolie, Steven Spielberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Angela Ahrendts.

There are few as deserving of the honorary title as Mr. Lauren, who with his life and career in fashion epitomizes not only the American Dream, but an international success story. Born in 1939 in the Bronx, Lauren first studied business at Baruch College and then joined the U.S. Army before establishing his fashion company in 1967. At the start, he sold just ties to Bloomingdale’s, but quickly expanded into menswear and tailoring, with womenswear collections following. In 1972, he revolutionized ideas of casual wear and branding with his polo shirt, which featured a logo above the left breast. When he offered it in 17 color ways, you could say history was made.

But he didn’t stop there. In the decades since, Lauren has been the official outfitter of the United States Olympic teams, of the US Open, and of Wimbledon for decades counting. He’s dressed movie stars on the red carpet and in films like The Great Gatsby and Annie Hall. During Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, he was her clothier of choice. Clinton, plus many more A-listers besides, turned up at his Fall 2018 anniversary show, held at Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain. Homages have been paid in the streets and in the skatepark, most recently via a collaboration with the British skate brand Palace. But perhaps nowhere is Lauren more celebrated than within the fashion world itself. At the 2018 CFDA Awards, Lauren received the first-ever Members Salute, where designers from Donna Karan to Alexander Wang explained the influence Lauren’s brand had on their lives and careers.

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Source: Vogue.com

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IMAGES: Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2017 Queen Zeinab Graduates From The University

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Ghana’s most beautiful 2017 Queen Zeinab Abdul Mumin has successfully completed the University of Development Studies.

The 23-year-old Queen said goodbye to the school after four years of studying Developmental Education and graduated with a Second class upper.

She was also awarded by Dean, Faculty of Education for Creativity and Innovation with a special citation which applauds her for using her crown to Educate the masses on Maternal Mortality.

In an interview, she said her ambition is to unite Ghana under one umbrella to promote the beautiful culture with peace and prosperity in order to achieve developmental goals.

“My ambition is to unite Ghana under one umbrella to promote the beautiful culture with peace and prosperity in order to achieve developmental goals. My immediate goal and mission for the crown are to address maternal health and mortality in her home region. I majored in college in developmental education. I will use my training to help encourage and educate mothers, midwives, and maternity health personnel in modern medical practices, which can reduce maternal mortality and promote maternal and child health. I bring a team of supporters and organizations with me to accomplish this most worthy task.” She said.

In 2017 Ms Zeinab, registered the Ma Yurlim Foundation in to serve as the primary vehicle to undertake all projects under her auspices related to reducing maternal mortality and promoting child health in Northern Ghana.

Ms Zeinab on November 19, 2017, at the Accra International Conference Center, beat off a stiff challenge from other beautiful ladies to emerge the winner of the prestigious GMB.

The gorgeous Zeinab went home with the bragging right, dragging along the enviable and coveted Crown in an Erata Motors sponsored KIA Sportage, chauffeured from Accra to the Northern region with GHS12,000 cash.

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Duaba Serwaa (Designer Of The Week)

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Nelly Hagan-Aboagye is the initiator behind Duaba Serwaa. A womenswear brand that mergers texture, comfort, yet elegant and refined. Nelly had started the brand as a jewellery wear brand and soon expanded into clothing.

A successful clothing line plus participation in international fashion runways like the Mercedes Benz fashion week in Johannesburg, Milan’s fashion night out. The brand boasts a strong African colour and design scheme, showcased in the print choice and unique shapes and figures.
The brand is the architype of class and grace, with effortless fusion of tradition and trends and colour palette that is bright and commands attention. Nelly was connected with the ethical fashion initiative.

She was mentored in Burkina Faso where she learnt about the ethical fashion process. There to mentor her were the likes of Franca Sozzani, Simonetta Gianfelici and the Ethical Fashion Initiative team.

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