6 cover story What is the ideal black beauty? We invite you to a discussion on what defi nes an ideal African or black beauty, a hot topic that keeps generating controversy and debate as the beauty and fashion world continues to evolve with time. We welcome your take on this hot issue.
26 fashion special out of africa Nigerian label MOMO, by designer Fati Asibelua, took African fashion design to unprecedented levels at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer, with her stunning collection featuring a contemporary twist to the Nigerian headscarf, the gele. Amazing!
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6 What is the Ideal Black Beauty?
fashion & design 10 Farrah Delauney: Designing handbags with Africa in mind 12 Liya Kebede: Looking good, doing good 16 Bedazzle: Wow-factor jewellery
celebrity interVieW 18 Nollywood’s Dakore Egbuson on the Nigerian movie industry
trendsetters 22 Shoes! Put your best foot forward 24 If the shoe fi ts: Tips from an expert shoe designer
fashion sPecial 26 Out of Africa at London Fashion Week 32 Wow! African designs in Paris 36 The wait is over: Africa Fashion Week launches 38 The Phwoar Factor: Men on the catwalk 40 Daddy Cool: Hip gifts for Dad 42 Must-have fashion in your jeans
hair & beauty 44 The politics of Black Women’s hair 50 The Dos and Don’ts of Ageless Beauty
sPecial focus 52 Africa’s women of infl uence 60 Banking on women 63 Interview with Kenya’s Ida Odinga