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Style: Africa on Your Feet


SAWA SHOES is back at it again with their Fall-Winter footwear collection for your African…well, foot! This season’s collection features shoes with a new, suede finish that come in two low-top styles as well as two mid-rise styles. Both styles come in a grey/white or  blue/white color combinations. This collection seems to embody the active sophisticate with its’ fresh, functional design—comfortable enough to walk in, yet fly enough to play in.

Also, If you’re about more than just stunting in a pair of vintage inspired kicks, you will be thrilled to know that Sawa Shoes is one of the few fashion companies that produce their products 100% in Africa in an effort to positively affect the continent’s economy by keeping production and products within the continent--an effort in direct opposition to brands such as TOMS who use Africa to generate exposure with ‘trendy’ charitable slogans. Sawa Shoes is a company who is focused on building and adding value to products produced in Africa.

You can check out more flicks from their dope FW12 Lookbook on their website--which was shot in a closed down railway station in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Also, check out our write-up on SAWA’s earlier collections here.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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