Hello BellaStylistas! Its Isoken and each month, Ailing be sharing a brief letter spotlighting our month-to-month theme from my private perspective and supplying you with an thought of a few of the wonderful content material we have now deliberate. For December, our theme is #BestDressed.
Welcome to December!
Lets face it, 2019 has been a fairly tumultuous yr. From questionable choices in the political sphere; to an escalation in urgent social points and a number of other surprising revelations; typically it felt like we careened from one catastrophe to a different.
Nonetheless, weve had a reasonably optimistic yr in vogue – arguably one in every of our largest years but from Thebe Magugu being the first African to win the LVMH prize, to the 10 yr anniversary of Lagos Vogue Week, Beyoncin Tongoro , the first ever African collaboration with H&M, Diarra Blu at Bloomingdales, the fifth yr anniversary of GTB Vogue Weekend, Kenneth Ize being talked about as one in every of the designers Anna Wintouris happy about it has undoubtedly been a rollercoaster yr for vogue, to not point out the finish of a defining decade.
To have fun our December problem, which incorporates the all-important Greatest-Dressed Listing, weve christened this problem the #BestDressedIssue – an enormous celebration and an try to seize the zeitgeist of the complete yr in vogue. We began our listing nearly three years in the past, principally as a result of we reached a stage the place we predict individuals who drive a optimistic notion of African vogue; in addition to precise consumption of the clothes that drives the business deserved their very own highlight (and who doesnt take pleasure in validation tbh).
With the pervasive nature of Instagram and social media in the previous decade, theres much more enjoyable and experimentation in the worlds of vogue and leisure, and that is mirrored in the people who made it on to our listing. The BellaStylistas in query actually stood out to us as a result of they’re much less about traits and extra about private expression. If something it’s extra of an perspective, one very a lot linked to the pure pleasure of vogue, BellaStylistas who’re liberated sufficient to precise themselves; a various, rising era of expertise thats pushing the envelope in tradition and vogue.
And though the debates can get fairly heated, its enjoyable to place collectively a listing like this and actually spotlight the women and men who actually wowed us this yr. PS: Did we point out, for the first time the listing can even embody interactive voter classes – so our readers can weigh in on particular classes as properly, through our web site and social-media feeds.
In the run as much as unveiling our arbiters of sartorial correctness properly additionally current you with a great deal of interactive lists from our annual present guides to our new celeb targeted characteristic #YearInFashion.
At BN Style, we use our platform to carry to centre stage a recent era of business cognoscenti, creatives and the individuals we actually imagine are the present tastemakers and the way forward for African vogue. And as with all issues, our imaginative and prescient for the model continues to evolve.
We hope you take pleasure in this problem as a lot as we loved creating it!
And at last, dont overlook to discover our common options like Greatest Dressed of the Week, Ankara Kinds We Love, Greatest Magnificence Instagrams of the Week, Workwear Seems to be our Editors Love, fan favorite BellaStylista, Style Your Curves and Friday Fab Finds.
Have an important month!