Stories of Near

We are a trend studio centred in the African fashion landscape. Our purpose is to connect African-inspired trailblazers and bridge opportunities for collaborations, under the common dreams and objectives of creating new fashion narratives driven by a social anchor.

Coastal Finds in Cape Town

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.


Re-Imagine Stories in Africa

Re-Imagine Stories in AfricaA sign of times in Senegal, shot by Harley Weir and styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois in which street models were cast in Dakar. I-D Magazine

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.

Travel finds

New discoveries

New discoveriesLaundry shades in the suburbs of Osu, shot by Ofoe Amagevie for Stories of Near

Follow us as we navigate a rich continent and connect with a generation of makers in this sphere, in search of new fashion narratives!

The club

Meet the Pioneers

Meet the Pioneerssource: AAKS

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