Welcome to our newly launched website. Are you curious about the stories we tell? Get a first sneak peak on our insights into the fashion realm of Africa. We look forward to sharing many more invograting finds and curiosities with you, as we sketch out the trends that are roaming the fashion landscape in Africa.
At Stories of Near, we invite you to (re)discover and grasp the flourishing fashion narratives inspired by and in Africa. Whilst these new headlines are starting to be mentioned by the global media, it remains unclear on how this can be further embraced and integrated in the future of fashion. Let us acknowledge Africa is not rising, it is here.
Follow us as we navigate a rich continent and connect with a generation of makers in this sphere, in search of new fashion narratives!
There is a kaleidoscope of influences and inspiration that I feel is unique to Africa and of which designers can tap into on their doorstep so that is a massive positive. Coupled with that there is the freedom of creativity working in a constantly evolving field which helps shape our visual world. - Akosua Afriyie-Kumi