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Future Africa – Peer Review

Well done on completing your assignment. Now you’ve got the chance to give some helpful feedback to other learners. Remember to use the guidelines to give specific feedback. Include comments …

What are your goals for the course?

Please take this opportunity to introduce yourself and meet each other in the comments box below. Where are you from? Why have you joined the course? What are you hope …

Case Study: Lisa Folawiyo

Lisa Folawiyo is a multi-faceted global womenswear and accessories collection. Africa Fashion Award-winner Lisa Folawiyo hails from Nigeria and it’s heartbeat is infused throughout her collections. Her joyful approach to …

Ownership and Provenance

A quick throwback to Week 1 of the course on The Rise of the Global Connoisseur and the pursuit of investment purchases. The Forbes article stated that “more than 3,500 …

Reflect on Week 2

Now that you have reached the end of week two, you should have on overall understanding of: African Fashion Fashion in non-western cultures The impact of having industry policies and …

Peer Review

Well done for completing your assignment. Now you’ve got the chance to give some helpful feedback to other learners. Remember to use the guidelines as outlined below to give specific …

Reflect on Week 3

Now that you have reached the end of the first week, you should have on overall understanding of: The two African narratives Africa’s cultural influences A contemporary view of African …

Contemporary African Luxury Assignment

In the previous 3 steps we shared exemplars of successful African luxury brands. Now let’s think about the commonalities between them: What do they all do that makes them so …

Emerging Markets

Empowered and enabled by increased digital access, Africa is well-positioned to play a big role in the future economic growth. With the fastest growing youth population and home to six …

Further Reading

Please read the articles and share you thoughts down below. People Are Confused About the Usefulness of Buying Fancy Things: Why luxury goods don’t impress, but repel. https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/09/buying-luxury-goods-value/571525/ Improving the …

The African Diaspora

The Afro-centric Identity African-Americans have drawn upon the aesthetics of their original homelands in defining a unique identity for themselves. This rich legacy, from as early as the seventeenth century, …

Africa Rising

There is little doubt that Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit combined with technological advances is giving it a global stage and driving growth. One upside to the aftermath of the pandemic has …

Welcome to Week 2

In Week 2, we’ll explore the history of luxury and fashion in Africa and its growing global influence. We’re going to consider a contemporary view of African luxury fashion in …