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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The Sartorialist goes to Johannesburg, and likes what he sees

Scott Schuman, better known for his blog The Sartorialist and as a street style photographer, took some heat after accepting an invitation to Fashion Week Africa in Johannesburg and being underwhelmed by what he saw. Instead he took pictures of South Africans on the street. “Johannesburg,” he said, “reminds me of a lot of cities,

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Vogue Italia’s “Rebranding Africa” disaster

Everybody’s trying to rebrand Africa, and it isn’t going so well. Vogue Italia’s latest issue — boosted by great billowing gusts of editorial hot air from both the New York Times and the Guardian — is called...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Music Break. Alec Lomami

Dapper Congolese-American rapper Alec Lomami (interviewed here by MTV Iggy) shouts outs his old hometown Kinshasa over a disco beat. Photo Credit: Shako Oteka

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Mad Max in Botswana

We already know they can play. Now there’s evidence of heavy metal fashion in Botswana, an anomaly–according to photographer Frank Marshall– in Southern Africa’s mainly white metal scene. More here and here.

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Gaddafi at the Met

Colonel Gaddafi’s aide wants to engineer a retrospective of “four decades of superior dress sense” at the Costume Institute’s annual gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in N.Y.C. He’s trying for 2013. Talib, an aide to Mr....

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