It's only a matter of time before coffee table books - and encyclopedic volumes, perhaps - on Africa's blooming fashion scene become commonplace -- you only need look at the rapid growth of magazines and blogs centred around this bloom (or boom, if you like). This summer, Arise Magazine editor Helen Jennings is set to release New African Fashion; 288 pages on Africa's historical place in fashion, its contemporary relevance, trends that continue to define this movement and, in a nutshell, "why African fashion is having its moment in the sun".
Sounds like required reading for Team SLiq. Are you looking forward as much as we are? [Release date: Sept. 30, 2011. More info. here].