The Afro Marketplace Journal

CAROL BARRETO IS THE FOCUS OF AN AFRO-BRAZILIAN MOVEMENT FOR A CHANGE IN FASHION

CAROL BARRETO IS THE FOCUS OF AN AFRO-BRAZILIAN MOVEMENT FOR A CHANGE IN FASHION

An Afro-Brazilian multi-disciplinary artist who has been shifting and reshaping the dialogue between Black aesthetics and fashion in Brazil for almost two decades, has shown her designs at places like Black Fashion Week in Paris, runways in Luanda and Dakar and in art galleries across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. But while her work has brought her international acclaim, similar recognition in her own country has been difficult to come by. All this could soon change, however, as Barreto's name is one that hundreds of Afro-Brazilian activists, creators and writers are throwing into the ring to take the fashion director...

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JUNE HIGHLIGHT: A great feeling it was in that Afrocentric makeup look – Wiyaala

JUNE HIGHLIGHT: A great feeling it was in that Afrocentric makeup look – Wiyaala

Lioness of Africa and Ghanaian Afro-pop singer-songwriter Noela Wiyaala took the walk way of Accra Fashion Week 2019 by storm as audience went gay in excitement amidst thunderous applause. According to her, her high-spirited performance on the day was motivated by her added Afro centric outlook enhancement make-up put together by Phase2face Beauty Clinic and College. She spoke in an exclusive interview with freelance journalist Randy Snr. The three-day event which took place at the Silver Star Towers in Accra saw performances of models, fashion designers and make-up artists from across the country, Africa and Europe all in high level...

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MAY HIGHLIGHTS: My braided hair is more than a fashion choice — it's sending a message

MAY HIGHLIGHTS: My braided hair is more than a fashion choice — it's sending a message

ABC Life   By Santilla Chingaipe "Can I touch your hair?" "How long does it take to get it like that?" "OMG, your hair is amazing!" Not a day goes by when someone, usually a stranger, utters one (or all three of those phrases) after spotting my braided hairstyle. For the most part, I'm not bothered by it and I understand the curiosity. I've been getting my hair braided as far back as I can remember. As a child, I experienced the regular routine of sitting between the legs of the hair braider as she pulled and stretched my hair to...

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APRIL HIGHLIGHT: 17 Models Bringing Their Black Girl Magic to the Fashion Week Runways

APRIL HIGHLIGHT: 17 Models Bringing Their Black Girl Magic to the Fashion Week Runways

By Maya Berry More black models walked the Fashion Week runways in 2018 than ever before. Almost 40 percent of the models in the Fall 2018 shows were models of color, almost double the percentage reported in 2015. Black models are making strides that in years past would have never seemed possible: opening and closing some of the biggest shows, appearing in groundbreaking campaigns, and splashing the covers of some of the biggest magazines. These models are showing what the power of a little melanin and a lot of strength can do for the fashion industry. There is still a long...

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MARCH HIGHLIGHT: Black Fashion Expo to Shine A Light on Local Brands, Designers

MARCH HIGHLIGHT: Black Fashion Expo to Shine A Light on Local Brands, Designers

Nearly 30 local fashion brands and designers came together for the Black Fashion Expo on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Culture, an event space at 6170 Busch Blvd. The event is organized by Bobby Couch, a local fashion entrepreneur and the founder of brand and creative consulting firm Fashion is Columbus. He is also the marketing director for Art of Republic and has worked behind the scenes to curate a number of fashion events, including on the team for Fashion Week Columbus. Couch says he has done a lot of groundwork to get to this point. A University of Cincinnati alum,...

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