Fashion

  • Sapeurs

    Sapeurs

    An abbreviation which translates to ‘Society of Ambience-Makers and Elegant People’ La Sape is a subculture originating from Kinshasa (DRC) and Brazzaville (Republic of Congo). It’s followers or ‘Sapeurs’ are known for flamboyant clothing and ornamental accessories in a manner similar to their colonial predecessors the ‘dandies’. Once ostracised and campaigned against in the 80s,…

  • 948

    948

    948 is a creative collective operating at the intersection of culture and creativity, in the 75 years since contemporary Britain “wElcOMed” a wave of migrants. They’re exploring how the changing British landscape has affected cultural and creative expression today whilst paying homage to the past, being grounded in the present and building for the future….

  • kxmolo

    kxmolo

    Kemi Oloyede (kxmolo) is an interdisciplinary scientist and artist (they/them). They are based in London and are of British-Nigerian descent. Their illustration style can be likened to dynamic comic and manga illustrations, drawing from influences in Black queer culture, Afrofuturism, science fiction, 90s Nollywood references and 90s/2000s anime. Check out the Kemi’s interview with SUM’s…

  • Sarabi

    Sarabi

    Sarabi is a crochet clothing business bringing community and craft together. Her pieces explore everything from the slow fashion revolution to the socio-political challenges that the African diaspora face. She puts sustainability and wearable art at the forefront of each piece and teaches informative crochet workshops to put value back into work. Check out more of…

  • SANTE

    SANTE

    SANTE is an independent label specialising in handmade beaded accessories ethically produced by her family members Accra, Ghana. Continuing a tradition that reaches back into the 19th Century, Sante is constantly inspired by her Ghanian heritage.  By promoting her community and the skill and beauty of African craftsmanship, Sante wants to bring the talent of…

  • TERK

    TERK

    T£rk is an upcycling brand based on using old clothing and revamping it into something new. T£rk stands for “To Every Reckless Kid”, so being reckless in your fashion choices, wearing colours that don’t “match” or mix matching patterns while staying eco conscious. Everything is handmade and made with a little sauce. Check out our…

  • Post Imperial

    Post Imperial

    Founded by Nigerian-American designer Niyi Okuboyejo, Post-Imperial is a fusion of bright modernity and traditional techniques. “The Post-Imperial aesthetic is a colorful and vibrant ode to new forms of fashion. It carries a strong sense of optimism for the future,” combining traditional African artisanship with contemporary diasporic existence. Their latest collection, That Time I Wanted…

  • TERK

    TERK

    Noah sat down with Amira, the ever-creative hands behind up-and-coming upcycling brand TERK. Aiming to tackle the fast-fashion industry using her self-taught sowing skills, Amira gave advice on how to shop consciously while still looking “fresh as fuck !!” N: Tell me about TERK A: TERK is an upcycling brand based on using old clothing…

  • Art / Àrá­mìdé Gill­ett

    Art / Àrá­mìdé Gill­ett

    Born and raised in South London, Àrámìdé is a second-year textiles student … who makes striking, one-of-a-kind pieces from her home in Lambeth …. Her colourful knitwear has been featured in independent magazines such as Coeval, and in a new music video by Nilüfer Yanya …