Kimono Dress – latest African Trend

A Kimono dress is definitely the prettiest thing to wear this summer. The historic and traditional kimono comes from Japan and has a long list of different traditions and styles. But, one needs to be careful with this trend, as it can be easily mistaken for a loungewear robe. South African fashion designer, Vanya Mangaliso, says that when choosing this look, it’s important to choose the one that you’re most comfortable with and a perfect fit. Kimonos come in various lengths. Mangaliso says to try and avoid ankle-length versions and rather choose calf-length designs instead.

There are many different types of kimonos; they range from cotton to silk, satin and embroidered. They also come in every pattern under the sun from florals to stripes. There are a ton of different ways to style a Kimono, and the best part about it is that it instantly transforms your outfit and you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion. Some have rocked this trend with jeans, shorts, or even a simple dress. Another cool thing about a Kimono is that you can also wear it as a dress on its own – just add a belt and you’re ready to go. Many celebrities around the globe have been spotted rocking this trend. South African actress, Pearl Thusi, and Nigerian musician, Tiwa Savage, have found modern ways to show off the historical trend.

Kimono Dress

Kimono Dress
Advertisements

Most wearable fashion trends for women

Lace Floral Print

Usually, brides come to mind when you think of lace. Or, maybe an evening wear. Well, for summer, designers hope to change your mind about this timeless trend, and they are clear that lace is here to stay. Lace is light and easy to wear, so many of the seasons outfits will incorporate it. You just have to keep the balance and carefully combine it with your everyday outfits. The key with lace is to pick the right colour, fabric, and style says fashion designer, Carla Pinto. Pinto showcased her latest collection at the SA Fashion Week. Pinto’s House – African Style Story is all about prints, floral and lace. For the show, she recreated a floral lace print that contrasts beautifully with a geometrical crochet print. Pinto says her main source of inspiration was the antique lace and crochet patterns. She says she has a way around to refresh and revitalise lace.

The Portuguese designer says this visual illusion will definitely give women the unique possibility to wear clothes with a sophistication and timeless, yet sporty look. The fresh approach is to make it anything but formal. Pinto says if you want to grab attention, coloured lace is perfect for you. She says to choose anything from bright red, yellow, blue or pink colours instead of playing it safe with white and black.

Lace Floral Print

Lace Floral Print

Summer Fashion Trends 2018 -19 For Africa

Thigh-highs, warm coats, thick stockings, scarves and gloves have served us well in winter, but summer is nearly here and we’re so ready to embrace the new season and, most importantly, we are ready for new fashion trends. The coolest thing about summer is that you get to make the rules. You can be playful with your look and experiment with new styles.  2017 has been a good year for African designers to showcase the best of Africa, and the summer trends will, no doubtedly, crossover internationally. Some of Africa’s top designers took part in South Africa’s Fashion Week. The designers who showcased brought in fresh, vibrant colours that are synonymous with African summer. They spoke to DailyMalawi.com about the reasons they took part in the event, what to look out for this summer, and, most importantly, how their collections will represent Africa abroad.

Joyce Banda Wanted – At least 14 fashion designers from outside Malawi For Malawi Fashion Week (MFW)

Joyce Banda Wanted At least 14 fashion designers from outside Malawi For Malawi Fashion Week (MFW)

Joyce Banda Wanted At least 14 fashion designers from outside Malawi have shown interest to participate in the inaugural Malawi Fashion Week (MFW) slated for May 30th to June 3rd.

According to the organisers of the fashion event, to be held at Umodzi Park, President’s Hotel Arena in Lilongwe, in total there are 48 designers that have registered.

A statement by organisers indicates that the foreign designers are from Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Uganda, United States of America and Zambia.

Meanwhile, the MFW organisers will this weekend be conducting designers’ auditions in the capital city.

“The auditions will be on Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 March at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe…from 8:00am to 6:00pm,” reads the statement.

According to MFW CEO Dawa Loga-Lemberger, the purpose of the auditions is to screen the outfits and select those that are fit to make it on the runway.

Several weeks ago, the organisers also conducted auditions to identify MFW 2018 models and 38 Malawian models were identified. They will be joined by their foreign counterparts who will be arriving in May.

25 models from outside Malawi have registered and are from Belgium, Botswana, Gabon, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

MFW is a partnership between Elegant Resources by ArianaLouise and African Dzuwa. The event is expected to bring the fashion world into Malawi, where the fashion industry is emerging.

Joyce Banda Wanted At least 14 fashion designers from outside Malawi For Malawi Fashion Week (MFW)

AFWL

Joyce Banda Wanted At least 14 fashion designers from outside Malawi have shown interest to participate in the inaugural Malawi Fashion Week (MFW) slated for May 30th to June 3rd.

According to the organisers of the fashion event, to be held at Umodzi Park, President’s Hotel Arena in Lilongwe, in total there are 48 designers that have registered.

A statement by organisers indicates that the foreign designers are from Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Uganda, United States of America and Zambia.

Meanwhile, the MFW organisers will this weekend be conducting designers’ auditions in the capital city.

“The auditions will be on Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 March at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe…from 8:00am to 6:00pm,” reads the statement.

According to MFW CEO Dawa Loga-Lemberger, the purpose of the auditions is to screen the outfits and select those that are fit to make it on the runway.

Several weeks ago, the organisers also conducted auditions to identify MFW 2018 models and 38 Malawian models were identified. They will be joined by their foreign counterparts who will be arriving in May.

25 models from outside Malawi have registered and are from Belgium, Botswana, Gabon, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

MFW is a partnership between Elegant Resources by ArianaLouise and African Dzuwa. The event is expected to bring the fashion world into Malawi, where the fashion industry is emerging.

The most notorious celebrity wardrobe malfunction of all time, at the American Music Awards

Chrissy Teigen

Photo: Getty

All was going really well for Chrissy Teigen at the American Music Awards. She showed up in a black dress with two insanely high slits, and looked gorgeous on the red carpet with husband John Legend on her arm. The new mom stunned in the Yousef Akbar dress, and posed for pics from all angles. Thing is, we don’t think she quite understood what would happen if she posed in that dress from all angles. The dress combined with a breeze made for a really difficult—and, in the end, NSFW—photo shoot. Behold:

Photo: Getty

Whoops. The same thing happened from the back, no matter how hard she tried to cover her bum with a tiny clutch.

Photo: Getty

Legend’s face in this pic is pretty priceless, but not nearly as priceless as Chrissy’s. The struggle is real.

Photo: Getty

MORE: Chrissy Teigen Says Nope, Her Body Isn’t Back Yet—She’s Just Wearing a Lot of Spanx

Honestly, this photo pretty much sums it all up:

Photo: Getty

Yeah. She did get a few good shots, though, showing off the detail of the dress in all its glory.

 

0

Capital Hill Cashgate Scandal: 25 Best Summer Shoes to Stock Up On Now

In the winter, putting together an outfit often requires deciding on a pair of shoes first: Is it snowing? Raining? Do I have to layer two pairs of socks just to stave off frostbite? Do those luxury-brand booties even have treading?

25-Best-Summer-Shoes-to-Stock-Up-On-Now

But in the summer, it’s a little simpler: Throw on a sundress, pick a pair of slides, and get on with it. And sure, that’s a totally fine way to live your life—but what about all the mules and sneakers and tie-up sandals you’ve been dreaming of wearing since November? What about all the backless slip-ons you’ve been diligently bookmarking on Instagram for the last four-odd months? Heck, it’s time to show off your pedicure.

To celebrate the true arrival of warmer weather, we culled a couple dozen of the best summer shoes to stock up on—because before you know it, it’ll be boot weather once again.

Capital Hill Cashgate Scandal: 15 Best Jumpsuits You Can Wear Anywhere This Summer

We’re guessing you’re not exactly sick of the few summer dresses you have in rotation yet because, well, it’s not exactly summer. But trust: The time will come. Somewhere about late June, you’ll take one look at the half-dozen or so options you’ve alternated for weeks and just feel tired of the same old formula. Luckily, you’ll already have a few go-to jumpsuits in your arsenal to switch things up.

15-best-Jumpsuits-You-Can-Wear-Anywhere-This-Summer

But we don’t want to encourage you to get just *any* style: The perfect jumpsuit is one that you could pair with block-heel mules for a date or a wedding, sneakers on the weekend to museum-hop, and a simple jacket for whatever your summer nights bring. Of course, most jumpsuits won’t tick all three boxes, and finding one that does means doing a lot of digging.

Luckily, that’s kind of our job. Ahead, we found 15 jumpsuits you could wear to just about any event, depending on how you style it.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑