“Hello, London. We’ve arrived and we plan on showing the world what Africa formal has to offer.” Made in Africa, or MIA, is a new and emerging brand. Founded in 2016 by junior lawyer Aji Ayorinde, the brand is classical – focusing on sharp tailoring, attention to detail and most importantly, the comfort of the wearer. […]Read more "Made in Africa: London – Lateef Saka"
MIA (Made in Africa) LDN is a clothing project, showcasing handmade formal wear from some of Africa’s finest tailors. The line was founded by 24 year old trainee solicitor and Nigerian born, ‘Andre the Designer’ whose frustrations with men’s trousers lead him to create his own bespoke design, “I spent some time in South Africa, whilst I was […]Read more "The Fashionomics Series | MIA LDN – Annette Abena"
On the 5th of February I got the opportunity to cover a shoot in Zambia by clothing company MIA. A briefing on MIA: “The MIA story begins in Africa, a continent that holds infinite beauty and adventure. It is also a continent breeding a generation of inspired individuals who are breaking conservative moulds. The MIA […]Read more "MIA in Zambia – Niza Maria"
1) What sparked your interest in fashion? I’ve had an interest in fashion since a young age. As a child, I was always making little changes to outfits – whether it be my own outfits or the outfits that my dolls were wearing. To me, taking the design/tailoring/styling route was natural for me. Initially, I made […]Read more "Interview with our Zambian Tailor – Rency Malaika"
Considering the fact that most of my writing refers to my love for tailoring and workwear, and memories of being a bit of a tomboy as a kid, you’d think that I would have posted some form of men’s fashion-related piece by now. Especially as around a quarter of you lovely readers are men (or so technology tells me, […]Read more "Behind the Scenes: MIA London – Jasmine Afia"
Rumour has it that cupid is the only one who can create magic in the month of February. And while we appreciate cherub cheeks and glistening curls, the only arrows we are interested in this month point to a friend of our Journey – Made In Africa (‘MIA’). If no one is making you weak […]Read more "Made to collaborate: JRA X MIA – Jade Rolene Aspeling"
Meet me Halfway The equator line is a must. It is the chance to be at the point where the north and south hemispheres of the world meet. Take the time out of your day to visit this one. It’s around 72 kilometres from Kampala city and by car, it’ll take about an hour. Welcome […]Read more "Kampala Knights Cont’d. – Sagar Chauhan"
MIA – brought to life in London, capturing the essence of advancement in the field of tailoring, straight from the heart of Africa’s most talented ateliers and young entrepreneurs. This is the definitive guide to Spring Summer 2017, and a personal guide to Kampala. Kampala is buzzing. I could go on for as long as […]Read more "Kampala Knights – Sagar Chauhan"
1) What sparked your interest in fashion? My mother is the reason I’ve always been well dressed. She made me love fashion and clothing. Fashion is the second language in my household. 2) How did the name GallanT come about? The name ‘Gallant’ came from the book Hamlet that I was reading in high school. I […]Read more "Interview with our South African Tailor – Gallant Tshepo"
The Growth and Prospects of Menswear in South Africa – Amy Simone AriesRead more "The Growth and Prospects of Menswear in South Africa – Amy Simone Aries"