Stories of Near

Our stories cover the trends that will determine the African fashion landscape. We dive into unknown territories, offering the latest inspirations and updates on what's new and next. Our biannual trendzine is an extension of these stories, in which we offer a wealth of insights to inspire new products and services targeted at the fashion market in Africa.


Rumour in Africa

Rumour in Africa

‘Rumour in Africa celebrates a gathering place for those who share a common incentive to enter in an open dialogue to intellectualise fashion in the African context.’

At Stories of Near, we founded this event as part of a new approach to transparency and unification of an often dispersed fashion realm in the continent. Herein the trailblazers of tomorrow form a community through collective values and beliefs, sharing stories and patterns of thought. The talks circle around a direct agenda on how fashion can promote growth, sustainability and allow for inclusive business models that will benefit creative talent in the Pan-African fashion industry. The purpose is to allow the story-tellers of this vast growing environment to be heard. The first panel summits were held in Maputo and Accra.

The full article is published in our African Trendzine soon to be launched