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Prêt-À-Poundo: Black Fashion Week Paris - Jamila Laqfir

Morrocan stylist and designer Jamila Laqfir North African inspired collection at Black Fashion Week Paris.


Morrocan stylist and designer Jamila Laqfir delivered a collection filled with North African inspiration in a show circled around the power of suggestion. Laqfir showcased the use of a hijab — a veil covering hair and neck — and a wax headwrap, or gele, with a lace-like veil. Gorgeous cocktail dresses came and went on the catwalk with a lot of added touches including capes, light waistcoats and jackets.

Jamila Laqfir at the end of the presentation

The only man presence with a velvet jacket and ornaments

 

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Kwesta Slams BMW South Africa’s Latest Advert For Using His Song Without Permission

Kwesta has called out BMW South Africa for blatantly using his song without his permission.

Kwesta has called out BMW South Africa for blatantly using his song without his permission and not crediting him. In a new advert promoting the new limited edition 330iS, BMW South Africa tapped into the BMW 3 Series' heritage in South Africa by using Kwesta's mega hit "Spirit". According to the artist, he wasn't contacted about the use of his song. The hip-hop super star took to Twitter to slam the German automobile manufacturer for their ad.

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Interview: Thando Hopa Never Anticipated Acceptance in the Industry—She Anticipated a Fight

We speak to the South African lawyer, model, actress and activist about her historic Vogue cover, stereotypes imposed on people living with albinism and her work with human interest stories about vulnerable groups as a WEF fellow.