Photos: A Retrospective Lens on African Fashions

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Often when one thinks of fashion history one never imagines fashion in Africa, which is indeed a shame and a missed opportunity to see regal elegance at its best. It is also a missed opportunity to see what inspires us as Africans today.

In light of the Arise fashion show at NYFW, we decided to delve pictorially into the fashionably African past.

For those of you who are keen on moving images, stay tuned for OKA TV's exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the Arise show.

'Thandazinto' single cover from Kwaito artist Makhalanjalo.

Listen to Makhalanjalo's New Single 'Thand'izinto'

Listen to new artist Makhalanjalo's kwaito single 'Thand'izinto' from the upcoming album 'Amanzi'.

Makhalanjalo has released his highly-anticipated single "Thand'izinto". The single is the latest offering from the the relatively new artist who has swept through Cape Town's music scene. "Thand'izinto" comes ahead of the upcoming album Amanzi.

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