Seeds of Africa

March 4, 2018

Seeds Of Africa

If you get the opportunity head over to instagram and check out Seeds of Africa and this brilliant pictorial. The photo’s have been edited by us, but you can see the glorious originals on their page shot by @DAWITTIBEBU_

ART: Addis Fine Art at 1:54 London Booth G7A

September 26, 2017


Addis Fine Art is pleased to present Michael TsegayeAddis Gezehagn and Wosene Worke Kosrof at the fifth edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, taking place in Somerset House London from 5 – 8 October 2017.


Their booth G7A can be previewed on Artsy.

Visitor information 
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London 2017
Somerset House, London,
@154fair /

Exhibition Hours
Wednesday 4 October  Preview Day
Thursday 5 October      11 am – 7 pm
Friday 6 October           11 am – 7 pm
Saturday 7 October       11 am – 7 pm
Sunday 8 October         11 am – 6 pm

MUSIC: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

September 22, 2017

Back in August, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard surprised released ‘Sketches Of Brunswick East’, the third of the five albums the band are supposedly releasing this year.

The album is due for a full release on 13th October, and the Aussie psychsters have now shared a video for its single ‘Countdown’.

A pencil-drawn, animated clip, the video perfectly captures the relentlessness of the band’s music.

“We were listening to compilations of Ethiopian music form the 1960s and 70s a lot,” the band’s Stu Mackenzie about the making of ‘Sketches…’ in a press release. “It was in no way thought-out though. If Murder Of The Universe was our most conceptual and arranged album – then Sketches… is the exact opposite. It was like we were continually jamming with ourselves.”

While we wait for the two remaining King Gizzard albums in 2017, have a watch of the ‘Countdown’ video below.


May 10, 2016


We have been meaning to post this for a few months now and have finally got a chance to do so. There are iconic movies, there are iconic furniture pieces, but when it comes to hats…. You’ll have to go a long way to find a more iconic and totally ignored hat. These guys are designers and Makers of custom made Rockers Uptown Hats.





If you are to stand out and spend money then you have to go bespoke get a hat that fits you not one that has to bend to suit. From Aswad – Boy Gorge – Gregory Issacs – YOU. Connect via TWITTER

FEATURED: Zekaryas Solomon – FASHION

August 23, 2014

This our fourth FEATURED post as we look at future stars and this time we travel to the UK and London via Eritrea.

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The guy who has the audacity to make such must have clothing for men is Zekaryas Solomon.

Having been named as one of Africa’s Top 10 Male Designers, as well as being awarded both the Fashions Finest Menswear Designer of the Year and the BEFFTA Best Male Designer 2012, Zekaryas Solomon continues to thrive as a London based, Bespoke fashion designer.

The end of 2012 saw Solomon as guest of honour at FAFA’s Fashion for Peace Gala held in Kenya. Moving into 2013 with the introduction of the first Womenswear collection. Taking part in the Ethno Tendance showcase in Brussels saw the incorporation of accessories, with bags becoming a prominent feature within the Spring/Summer ‘14 collection.

Eritrean born and raised in Germany, Solomon has been creating quite a buzz since his graduation from the London College of Fashion in 2010. With his background originally in Architecture and Design he launched his first menswear collection entitled ME and his second Rouge Et Noir.

Not content with turning menswear upside down on it’s head. Solomon launched his first women’s collection in summer 2013 and now continues to work on the convergence of his men’s and women’s collections to create a Fifth. His designs have been featured in numerous magazines like Sublime, LEONID, FAB, New African Woman and ELEM to mention a few.

When not working from his studio in North Grenwich, he manages to find time to teach students pattern cutting techniques plus garment technology and also teaches Tigrinya and Eritrean language to Bachelor, Master and PhD students of unfamiliar languages at Queen Mary’s University, London. Does he ever sleep!!

As we write he is preparing a show as part of the Eritrean Festival Scandinavia in Stockholm where he’ll be showcasing his limited collection womenswear and menswear, plus accessories. Then an exhibition in September at the Oxo Tower as part of design week. This just one of the ways you can cast an eye over his collection as well as of course his website where you can place orders to purchase bespoke and ready-to-wear garments.

We caught up with Zekaryas and asked him a few questions:
In terms of artists, I like to work with upcoming performers who approach me to wear my collections. For example, I collaborated recently with the singer, dancer, performer, Michael Moonchild who has worn my garments for his videos and performances. See video here: 
In terms of inspiration, I actually dream all my designs. I suppose you could say that I’m living out my dreams through my fashion! They are expressions of my own imagination. I see all my garments in 3D in my mind and I see how the finished product should be. I imagine the colours, fabrics and finishes even, and then from these I create a whole collection that evolves as I bring it to life in the studio.
Being a young designer you face a lot of challenges. Starting a business from scratch and having to learn all that goes with that has been the hardest thing I think. Being a designer and a creative person is just a part of it….it takes a whole lot more to actually start a business! I’m a pretty happy person so I don’t think I would say I have had to face any struggles to get here. However, if I do ever need a pick me up, there is a song that really inspires me. It takes me to another place where I feel so creative! See if it works for you too here:
Connect now before you fall out of style:

f a s h i o n : the original david

June 17, 2014

As the name states, this shit is original. It’s taken us far too long to feature this label, but we’re sure it’s worth the wait.41f249b89c0478c513c8c5a68679d227


With already an amazing line and an even more amazing following from kool kids to rappers and actors DC’s Rakiyt Zakari should be proud of what started out as a hard slog to something beautiful. Hand sew with attention to detail it’s lines like these which keep fashion houses in check and sweet stuff across our chests.



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A Beautiful Lifein Ethiopia

December 28, 2012

A Beautiful Life
in Ethiopia