Category Archives: Tsemaye Binitie

Cultural Shop: Tsemaye Binitie Revamps Website + Anita Quansah London Jewlery Now Available on LuisaViaroma.com & Personal Online Boutique

Fresh off the heels of his successful Spring 2013 collection runway presentation at ARISE African Icons during New York Fashion Week, Tsemaye Binitie revamped his personal website to include his Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 lookbook: http://www.tsemayebinitie.com/. One look from Tsemaye’s new collection has already become a fan favorite to Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham.

 

Anita Quansah London opened up a new brand-new online boutique hosting her stunning hand-crafted jeweled neckpieces. There’s currently 8 looks available on her personal website: http://www.anitaquansahlondon.com/shop.html To top that good news off, Anita also announced on her Facebook page her that LuisaViaroma.com has been included as a stocklist for her statement jewelry. Tiwa Savage, Nneka, Alicia Keys and Keisha Buchanan are celebrity fans of her line!

Congrats to Tsemaye and Anita!

Noteworthy Online African Fashion Boutique: Malakh & Sco where you can purchase pieces from Republic of Foreigner, Toju Foyeh, Grey, House 38, and Andrea Iyahmah! http://www.malakhandsco.com/shop.php (The company joins the growing online boutiques catering to African fashion designers which include MyAsho.com, Agnes & Lola, Moda Operandi, Hertiage1960, Eve’s Apple, ASOS, and many others!) Shout-out to Terence Sambo!

Image credits – TsemayeBinitie.com & Anita Quansah London

Cultural Shop highlights African fashion garments sold via upscale online boutiques.

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African fashion designers at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Spring 2013 saw creativity pouring in from African fashion designers from the iconic ARISE magazine runway show to Mimi Plange’s Manolo Blahnik shoe collaboration. Spring 2013 was truly a celebration of the brilliancy African fashion designers pour into their womenswear and menswear lines. Here’s a brief rundown on favorite looks seen on the catwalk.

Arise African Icons – Tiffany Amber, Tsemaye Binitie, Gavin Rajah, Ozwald Boateng

Tiffany Amber

“I have a special place in my heart for the ARISE shows. It felt surreal to walk down the runway again. It was like we were at a party thrown by the world. I loved it and can’t wait to do it again…”

Tsemaye Binitie

“From the backstage production and calibre of models, to working with world-class stylists and make-up artists – and being at the Lincoln Center… It was all wow!”

Gavin Rajah

“My US clients appreciate my craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. By showing my luxe pret-a-porter collection last night, it was great to fly the flag for South Africa.”

Ozwald Boateng

“I wanted to support the important work ARISE is doing for African fashion. It’s good to help bring the stylistic messages of the AMFW experience of Lagos to New York. I have a good following in the States and have showed solo at NYFW three times…If you’re interested in the American consumer. NYFW is where it’s at.”

Maki Oh

“I have put my ‘AMFW Designer of the Year’ Award on my dining table, beside an amethyst candle holder and other awards I’ve won. I was excited about the whole line-up ARISE had chosen. Great times ahead…”


BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013

Suno


Washington Roberts

Mataano


Duro Olowu

Mimi Plange

Complete runway reviews coming up!

image credits – imaxtree, wwd.com & style.com

Kat Graham in Tsemaye Binitie Autumn + Winter 2012 Jumpsuit

Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham (@katgraham) has always been appreciative of African fashion designers from Mimi Plange to now Tsemaye Binitie. The Swiss-born American actress and singer best known for her role as Bonnie Bennett was seen in a sleek black leather Tsemaye Binitie jumpsuit at the Samsung’s Galaxy SIII event in Chicago! She completed her look with Monika Chiang shoes and CC Skye accessories! I think she completely OWNED this look! What I love about this look: The geometric shapes on the pants!

Kat Graham’s Tsemaye Binitie Winter + Autumn 2012 Runway Look

Tsemaye Binitie AMFW Lagos , Nigeria 2012

Tsemaye in his own words…

ESSENCE.com: What is the number one quality that you want a woman to exhibit when she puts on your clothing?
Tsemaye: My girl is a modern icon of strength, beauty and glamour!

Kat Graham wearing Tsemaye Binitie is GREAT NEWS for the London-based designer! I’m definitely digging that cultural presence on the red carpet! 2012 has been good to him from Alicia Keys rocking his designs on the cover of Vibe magazine’s 2nd Global issue to his well-received ARISE Made in Africa in New York & Lagos runway presentations! Next up for Tsemaye is his much anticipated appearance at NYFW ARISE Made in Africa: African Icons runway presentation on Thursday September 6th!

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image credits – Getty Images, KatGraham.com, Tsemaye Binitie

Cultural Presence looks at how celebrities and everyday people wear African fashion straight from the runway.

Bookmark Nigeria’s Stylist to the Stars Bolaji A’s Must-See Tumblr Page – Bolaji’s Stylelist

Creative Fashion stylist to top Nigerian artists and celebrities Bolaji Animashaun has a eye orgasm worthy tumblr that you MUST check out. CulturalToast.com readers already know that we support African fashion stylists making IT in the industry. On her official tumblr page aptly named Bolaji’s Stylelist, Bolaji chronicles her daily styling runs featuring several of Nigeria’s superstars from Eku Edewor to Dolapo Oni to Tiwa Savage to Nike Oshinowo. Most of her styling work on her tumblr page showcase her keen eye of fashion seen on 53 Extra hosts Dolapo Oni and Eku Edewor. (After all Bolaji is the head stylist and Fashion Director for the hit Nigerian-based show 53 Extra. It’s no wonder she’s one of Nigeria’s top 5 fashion stylists!) Dolapo and Eku, hip fashionistas, definitely make African fashion designs POP!

I’m beyond thrilled that she launched this tumblr page to showcase her work. What I love about her work is her love and pride for African fashion designers. Be prepare to see your favorites in Deola Sagoe, Maki Oh, Tiffany Amber, Landre Da Silva Ajayi, Republic of Foreigner, Clan, Re Bahia, Virgos Lounge, Viv La Resistance, and much more. I’m definitely eager to see which top African fashion designer look Bolaji would style next on Eku and Dolapo!

Eku Edewor (@EkuEdewor) in Lanre DaSilva Ajayi

Dolapo Oni  (@marcydolapooni) in Clan, Re Bahia, and Grey

I’ll leave you all with Bolaji’s latest styling gig – Eku Edewor in Huda Couture

Dolapo Oni in Clan

Continued success, Bolaji!

Visit her official tumblr page at: bolajianimashaun.tumblr.com

image credits – @Bolajee

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Alicia Keys Wears Tsemaye Binitie, Christie Brown, & Anita Quansah London for Her Vibe April May 2012 Cover Feature

What Alicia Keys wore for her VIBE April/May 2012 took away from that eye-catching headline
“Her First Real Interview.” Although curious minds want to know what that headline implies, Twitter was abuzz with excitement when it was revealed that Alicia wore not one but THREE designs from African fashion designers – Tsemaye Binitie (Nigeria), Anita Quansah London (Nigeria/Ghana) and Christie Brown (Ghana). Alicia wore two stunning jackets from Tsemaye Binitie Autumn 2011 collection and she completed her look with strand and fringe necklaces by Christie Brown. This is not the first time Alicia Keys has embraced African fashion. Remember her stunning Boxing Kitten outfits on the set of her “Put It In A Love Song” music video awhile ago? Perhaps her son Egypt and her influential trip to Africa has motivated Alicia to wear designs straight from the motherland? Nonetheless it’s always great to see African fashion designers featured in mainstream media. Kudos to Tsemaye, Anita and Christie!  Getting a nod from Vibe is a well-deserved honor!

Alicia Keys in Tsemaye Binite Autumn 2011

Alicia Keys in Christie Brown Fringe & Strand Necklaces

Alicia Keys in Anita Quansah London Sieva & Dian Neckpieces


Follow Tsemaye Binitie on Twitter: @TsemayeBinitie, Christie Brown @ChristieBrownCL, and Anita Quansah London @AnitaQuansahLon for additional shopping details!

Cultural Presence looks at how celebrities and everyday people wear African fashion straight from the runway.

photo credits: Anita Quansah London, Tsemaye Binitie, Christie Brown, Vibe.com

Arise Made In Africa Spring 2012 Designer Collective -Tsemaye Binitie’s Beautiful People

Tsemaye Binitie presented his Spring/Summer 2012 collection he aptly named Beautiful People at Arise Made in Africa Designer Collective show during New York Fashion. The Nigerian, London-based designer looked to his sister as his muse and inspiration Temikayo Binitie for his new collection. Tsemaye walked out with his sister after his runway presentation wrapped. Tsemaye definitely tapped into the sleeker and sporty silhouettes  for his latest womenswear offering. One standout was the red silk chiffon number!

Tsemaye Binite’s Social Media Platforms: Website//Twitter

Tsemaye Binitie SS 2012

Shortly after working for Stella McCartney, Tsemaye launched his eponymous label in 2009. Tsemaye’s show enlisted high-profile models such as Chika Emmanuel, Sessliee Lopez, and Georgie Badiel. Tsemaye in his own words as told to Essence.com : I was born in Nigeria but raised internationally, I am a juxtaposed reality of a modern Nigerian. Fashion is fashion no matter where you live or are from. Women just want to be beautiful and I want to make them feel that in my clothes.

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