Category Archives: Fashion

16Dec/15
Congolese Cultural Creations

Congolese Cultural Creations of Kapy Bash Mode

 

Congolese Cultural Creations Formal fashion gown by Kapy Bash Mode collection.

Contributing Congolese Cultural Creations to New York Fashion Week is always welcomed in a city of cultural diversity. During market week in September, African elegance arrived. The Kapy Bash Mode collection debuted in a collective showcase of international presenters to an audience of style enthusiast, fashion influencers and media makers. Kapy Bash Mode offers African ethnic gowns that are inspired by cultures from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Kapy Bash Mode uses liputa, ankara, french lace, bazin, satin and linen fabrics. There is a soon to debut resort line of acrylic swimwear fashions and ankara boxer shorts for men. The creator, Kapinga Bashala has been designing for the Kapy Bash Mode brand for twenty-six years. She has designed custom gowns for television personalities, government dignitaries, pageants and bridal parties.

“There are many negative misconceptions about African cultures and lifestyle. Contemporary African fashions are demystifying the negative stereotypes. With each ethnic gown I create, I share an experience of Congolese’s cultural decadence with the world.” explains Kapinga.

With her busy schedule, Kapinga still finds time to be philanthropic by helping to fund educational programs for underprivileged children in the Dem. Rep. of Congo. Kapinga also helps misfortunate Congolese women develop fundamental skills for starting a small business. Half of KBM’s online procedes goes to fund the charity ‘Kapy Bash for Mothers and Children’. Sharing culture through fashions not only helps others experience unique heritage, it helps preserve heritage through collective economics. Now that is a sustainable trend that is always in style.

 

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Black Fashion: Model Kavan McCambry

 

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Model: Kavan McCambry (Model King) | Photography: Brittany JoRae’ With Ravish Beauty of Topeka Kansas | Blazer: Jermiah Hayden, Owner and Creator of MultiBlazer
“This photo was a vision was created by a blazer designer. A man’s blazer can give you the level of natural confidence you have always wanted. No matter what profession your in, you will always come out on top when you put on a classic blazer.”
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Black Fashion: Phiwasen Nxumalo

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Phiwasen Nxumalo wearing “The Bubble Dress” | Photographer: RJ Harper | Hair & Makeup: Aveda | South African Designer: Phiwasen Nxumalo for House of Diva… Under the African Sky
Below: Lamshisa Sibanyoni wearing The Bubble Dress & The Mnisi Sisters (Royals from the Kingdom of Swaziland)
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08Aug/15

MLNNNYC

MLNNNYC (Melanin NYC) is a group of Black women whose goal is to uplift and represent the Black woman in a positive light that is not shown in media. They have discussions on what is going on in our culture and how to help or live in current times. They provide relationship advice; hair skin, and nail tips; diet and nutrition; and more.

“We just want to show the world that we are more than what you see on reality TV.”

MLNNNYC is comprised of Shevonne (@competitionkiller), Jasmine (@jasminenicholeart), Keji (@keji_jones), Yana (@kingyana ), Angela (@buzzcutbeauty), and Rolaika (@_.laika).
Follow them individually as well as collectively on @MLNNNYC!
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Black Art: “50 Shades of Black” by Upperclassmen

 

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“50 Shades of Black” – Showcasing the art and fashion of Minnesota and the Midwest | Photographer: Jordan Vogt | Creative Team: Upperclassmen, IG: @ucmlife | Model: David Maxwell, IG: @drmaxwelljr | www.ucmlife.com
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