Day: November 1, 2021

Lagos Fashion Week Announces Relief Grant for Nigerian Brands

Studio 189’s show on the catwalk during last week’s Lagos Fashion Week. LFW

Lagos Fashion Week has announced a 500 million naira ($1.2 million) relief grant to support 30 Nigerian fashion brands, part of a larger government program to ease the impact of Covid-19 on Nigerian businesses while also increasing the country’s export capacity.

“Fundraising for designers on the continent can be an arduous task,” said Omoyemi Akerele, founder of Lagos Fashion Week, which wrapped its latest edition Oct. 30. “Traditional lending models have stringent requirements, and most brands are not necessarily ready to go down the equity route. I believe the Export Expansion Facility grant facilitated by the Nigeria Export Promotion Council [NEPC] will help strengthen the selected beneficiaries’ access to market strategy for the next season,” she added.

According to Akerele, the beneficiaries of the grant, whose names have not yet been made public, have been selected from

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Professional Boxer, Gennadiy Golovkin (GGG), Releases First Fashion NFT via Soul of Nomad

The Soul of Nomad x GGG collab is powered by NFT commerce company Real Items on the Polygon Network

Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 8:05 AM CDT|Updated: 44 minutes ago

PALO ALTO Calif., Nov. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Soul of Nomad, a premium Silicon Valley fashion house has partnered with the Real Items (www.realitems.io), a NFT commerce company powered by Polygon, to release an NFT-tied hoodie from professional boxer, Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin for the upcoming release of the limited-edition Soul of GGG lifestyle collection.

Professional Boxer, Gennadiy Golovkin (GGG), Releases First Fashion Phygital NFT via Soul of Nomad

The collection honors boxing icon Gennadiy Golovkin, who is considered one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters of his generation. The first item in the collection will be a Limited-Edition Soul of GGG Hoodie, which comes embedded with a unique NFT (Non-Fungible Token) making each piece

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How a Pixie Cut Impacted Black Women’s Definition of Beauty

When I think about Black beauty, I think about how timeless and innovative it is. I think about the fact that it’s the blueprint to everything from new products to trends in the beauty industry and throughout mainstream society today. Images of Lil’ Kim’s iconic looks from the ’90s and early 2000s live rent-free in my head, and so does the iconic pixie cut, which, in my opinion, is synonymous with Black culture and Black beauty.

Not only is it a timeless look, but it’s radical and it challenges European beauty standards that make Black women feel that in order to be deemed beautiful, they have to have long hair and be in close proximity to whiteness.

The pixie cut took off amongst women of color when they started seeing entertainers like Halle Berry and Toni Braxton sporting it, according to Kim Kimble, celebrity hairstylist, founder of

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