BEAUTY & FASHION
To fashion worshippers, it is the Holy Grail and its believers include women the world over. Yet, the front pages of Vogue Magazine have often failed to capture the various complexions of the women who read it.
Saturday, 01 February 2014 00:00 Written by Sundra O. Sefa
Lack of diversity has plagued the fashion industry for years. This is why Tom Ford’s announcement of 21-year old Nigerian-British model, Betty Adewole as the new face his Beauty Spring/Summer 2014 campaign is newsworthy.
It’s finally on the map. Especially since top designers such as Stella McCartney and Burberry have brought it onto the catwalk. And just as it’s many diverse countries in the continent, African prints come in an array of styles and prints. Ankara, Ntuma, Dumas, Super Wax, Java, Kente, Basin are some of its many names.