Photo courtesy of Marina Wilson.

This Streetwear Collection Shows that Black French Fashion Is On the Rise

We catch up with Cameroon's own Marina Wilson of Black Square to learn more about her collaboration with Beyoncé-approved fashion brand Afrikanista.

During Beyoncé's time in South Africa after performing at the Global Citizen Festival, she celebrated the artistic diversity of the continent by wearing clothes solely from African brands.

In one of her ensembles, she donned a T-shirt from Afrikanista's previous collection. Her stylist Zerina Akers discovered the fashion brand—created by Aissé Ndiaye in 2014—on Instagram and loved it. The brand recently launched a new collection, Bal Poussière X Afrikanista, a collaboration with Marina Wilson, a Cameroon-born, multi-disciplinary artist and now fashion designer who's the mind behind Black Square—a platform promoting black creativity.

We spoke to her about her collection with Afrikanista, her transition into the fashion world and more.

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