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Thelma West Is On A Mission To Change The Jewelry World

Perhaps the ultimate Renaissance woman of the jewelry world, Thelma West is not just a jewelry designer who specializes in incredible gemstones, she’s also a certified gemologist, diamond dealer, and founder of a gemological laboratory. Where did she find the time? Her newest venture, Thelma West Diamonds, is the pinnacle of her career and combines her extensive knowledge of the jewelry industry and gemology with her unique design aesthetic influenced by her childhood in Nigeria and her exploration of European-style jewelry. 

In Nigeria, jewelry wasn’t solely reserved for special occasions. It was an integral part of their wardrobes and personal style, as well as a source of financial security. “Being Nigerian born, jewelry plays a big role in how we express ourselves, not just in terms of fashion. We also see it as a very meaningful store of value, knowing that if there

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MRO Palace Disrupts The Fashion World With Afrocentric Designs – Press Release

African-Inspired clothing line, MRO Palace, delivers custom Afrocentric designs to men and women of all ages as the Holiday season approaches

Modupe Ogunlaja and her team at MRO Palace are looking to make this Christmas a memorable one for lovers of fashion, especially Afrocentric fashion enthusiasts, with their range of unique designs for men, women, and children. The clothing line has already carved a niche in the industry by staying true to their goal of telling the African story through designs and fabrics representing the continent.

The global fashion market has continued to grow over the years, with tons of brands across the globe emerging to meet the diverse needs of consumers. According to a recent report published by Statista in September 2020, the global retail sales of apparel and footwear reached $1.9 trillion in 2019. The report also revealed a projected growth of the market to over $3

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Fashion world reacts to death of French designer aged 98

The world of fashion has paid tribute to the “extraordinary” designer Pierre Cardin, who has passed away at the age of 98.

Cardin, whose career spanned seven decades, sent shockwaves through the fashion scene of the 1950s and 60s with his futuristic pieces, and pioneered a new way of conducting business by successfully licensing his own name. 

Jean Paul Gaultier, the French designer first hired by Cardin in 1970, thanked his former mentor on Twitter for “opening the doors to fashion and making my dream possible”.

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, artistic director at Benetton, told AFP that Cardin’s “inspiration boosted my imagination”, and

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Taylor Jaye joins the fashion world

AWARD-winning singer, songwriter, producer and actress Jaleesa !Gaoses (better known as Taylor Jaye) has joined the fashion world.

She now has her own fashion collection titled ‘Jaye Walker Urban gear’, which comprises ready-to wear urban and sport pieces. The collection is under Taylor Jaye’s clothing house ‘Jaye Walker Enterprise’.

The collection was unveiled during the MTC Windhoek Fashion week while Taylor Jaye and hip-hop artist Chin Chilla performed. The duo performed as the models paraded the Jaye Walker urban gear, with their hairstyles done in the Jabaru style to add to the furistism look.

Taylor Jaye is preparing to launch the collection soon.

The artist, who grew up with her grandmother in Otjomuise, Windhoek, says she has been working on the collection since January last year.

“All designs are custom done by me. The collection is an extension of my Jaye Walker superhero persona as an artist. I wanted my

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