In the News | 28 February 2023
A Nigerian streetwear brand competes for the next LVMH Prize, Sindiso Khumalo collaborates with & Other Stories, and Milan hosts the first Black Carpet Awards.
Faith Oluwajimi, Nigerian designer of streetwear brand Bloke, is a 2023 LVMH Prize finalist.
A Nigerian streetwear brand competes for the next LVMH Prize, Sindiso Khumalo collaborates with & Other Stories, TFG's Markhams collaborates with Imprint, Rich Mnisi joins the inaugural Smiley Future Positive Creators Fund cohort, Kenyan surface pattern design marketplace UndaMeta opens, Takealot launches SMME accelerator, H&M goes online at Superbalist, and Jumia limits losses with a 20% staff cut last quarter.
Key stories on global fashion's environmental impact from the last 2 weeks, including possible new futures for overproduction solutions, a documentary by fashion designer Amy Powney making waves at several film festivals, H&M's new recycling partner in Germany, a new report on the impact that waste clothing from the global north is having on Kenya, and the Design Futures Lab returns.
Elsewhere, Farfetch invites fashion tech applications for the second edition of the Dream Assembly Base Camp, H&M returns to designer collaborations with Mugler, Milan's fashion set host the inaugural Black Carpet Awards, global brands line up to participate in Metaverse Fashion Week at Decentraland and Skechers teams up with Diane Von Furstenberg.