Afrokulcha is proud to be the new stylist for Africa 360 show! Afrokulcha dresses the fabulous host Ms Kwangu Liwewe. The show airs on four platforms: eNews Channel Africa, The Africa Channel on the Sky platform in the UK, eAfrica and on www.enca.com/africa360 throughout the week.
Africa 360 is a weekly televised Pan-African current affairs show. The show presents a contemporary and authentic view of Africa. The show brings key insight into social progress, economic challenges and triumphs, as well as political inroads made in the continent. Africa 360 also brings viewers a fresh perspective on news and information from the continent. It features prominent Africans from different spheres of influence.
Kwangu Liwewe, has over fifteen years’ experience working in both the print and broadcast media. Kwangu’s journalism career kicked off when she was recruited to help pioneer Malawi’s first broadcast service. Her Master of Arts degree in International Journalism from City University in London, UK, coupled with her more recent work in West Africa, have seen Kwangu become an Africa reporter of considerable repute. Until December 2013 she was West Africa Bureau chief and took over as the anchor of Africa 360 in August 2014. She was also named as one of the 100 most influential Africans by the New African Magazine.
Afrokulcha is delighted and proud to be in partnership Africa 360
Over the years, women have been wrapping their heads for special occasions and traditional ceremonies, and on daily basis when at home or when hiding a bad hair day. Some might think that head wraps are the thing of the past, however as the world changes and the years pass by, new ways of wrapping heads keep getting innovative and head wraps have become very stylish.
The headwrap which originated in sub-Saharan Africa carried symbolic meaning in reference to spirituality, wealth, prosperity and class. Traditional headwraps such as these describe the essence of a woman in their cultures
In the 21st century, headwraps have evolved. They have become funky, fun and fashionable. They can be worn with casuals and smart outfits. Here some new Afrocentric styles
if this ain’t innovative, then I don’t know what is.
The wrap dress, created by designer Diane von Furstenberg in the 1970s, has reached iconic status in the fashion world.
It began in 1974, when 26-year old Diane von Furstenberg introduced a long-sleeved printed knit jersey dress that a woman could slip into, wrap the front panels like a robe, tie in place on one side of the waist and – voila – she was good to go. No buttons. No zippers.
Designer Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dress appealed to professional women that needed easy to wear, stylish clothes for work. The silhouette flattered a variety of figures. By 1976, Diane von Furstenberg had sold more than 5 million wrap dresses. She officially relaunched the wrap dress in 1997 after seeing women wearing wrap dresses again. The success of the wrap dress encouraged lookalikes, including faux wrap dresses. These feature a faux waist tie to appear as a wrap dress, but simply pull over the head.
Diane von Furstenburg wrap dresses from the 1970s sell for hundreds of dollars in vintage boutiques. The wrap dress has become a timeless fashion.
If there’s one dress in your closet, let it be a wrap dress. Not only is it versatile–acceptable at work, baby showers, weddings, on dates, and at the grocery store–it’s flattering on almost every body type. The wrap dress also comes in a range of fabrics, prints, and colors, and it will easily become the go-to and grab item for mornings when you’re in a hurry to get out of the door or it can be that gorgeous dress to wear to your friend’s wedding when nothing else fits like a glove.
So whether, Skinny, Curvy, Busty, Flat, Even Pregnant–the Wrap Dress is Right For Every Woman!
Africa has been the source for a lot that inspires us in the world for a long time… Afterall it is the birthplace of humankind. When we want to understand the source of human life we look to Africa for evidence. Unfortunately most of what is good about Africa is exported as just inspiration or in raw format then commercialized and sent back to the continent refined with a mark-up.
Afrokulcha takes the best out of Africa and showcases it for the world to consume and admire our trend setting DNA. We hope you will celebrate with us, wherever you are, African fashion, inspiration and great design.