In the UK, October marks the beginning of Black History Month. This national celebration aims to promote and celebrate the contributions of those with African and Caribbean heritage to British society and to foster an understanding of Black history in general.
The event began in the US in the 1920s, and was first celebrated in the UK in 1987. It was arranged by Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, who came to the UK from Ghana as a refugee in 1984 when he sought refuge from political persecution during the regime of Jerry John Rawlings. He said leaving Ghana during that time meant he was “therefore absorbed in community activism right on my arrival.”
#InspiredByHer: Annie Jean-Baptiste is the Head Of Product Inclusion, Research and Activation at Google. She is passionate about making the web and Google’s products work for underrepresented communities while ensuring that Google is a place where everyone shines for their differences.
Men are usually left behind when it comes to fashion, while women have many ways to express their fashion senses, men are limited on their choices, making some of them think that fashion wasn’t made for their best interest. Let me say that it’s absolutely wrong, many brands are trying to value men through fabrics and accessories, and give them choices and a voices in terms of fashion.
Africa is the continent with the most multi-cultural population, this diversity is a great factor and arouses inspiration through many creatives’ fashion designers, which work effortlessly to push boundaries and represent their cultures, making statements through their brands.
We are going to showcase 10 African brands who look into men’s fashion and decided there was something to make in order to allow men to be actors in the fashion industry and also for them to be more creative when it comes to get the right outfit trending.