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NEW MONTH, NEW BEGINNING, as they say, but I am still very much excited about last month!

I hope everyone got a chance to check out some of the cool articles we have been creating and hope you saw my AW17 menswear collection recently showcased at the just concluded South African Menswear Week.

It was everything, I must say. Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think.


Isn’t it funny when someone new comes into your life and you both just click and you are thinking to yourself, damn where have you been all my life?

So last month was a very interesting month. Donald Trump hasn’t  caused World War Three yet, so you all can breathe; well I can breathe.

I am constantly glued to CNN keeping up with what’s going on and that’s why this month, we are going to talk about freedom and celebrate what it means to be a woman.

International Women’s Day is around the corner and I believe women deserve more than just a day dedicated to them.

By no feat is it easy to be a woman in this modern world. Beyonce best said it, “strong enough to bear these children and then get back to business.”

What is freedom and what does it mean to be truly free?


Freedom is a very fragile thing that should not be taken for granted.

The fact that you can wake up and go about your day-to-day business is something you should not take for granted, but true freedom is achieved when those less fortunate than you share in the same freedom that you have.

When you see injustice and oppression happen in whatever form, it is our collective duty to speak up against this and stand together.

Just because it doesn’t happen to you doesn’t mean it couldn’t. Injustices and oppression come in so many different forms.

The world is in a very fragile state and going through change; hence we, as Africans need to stand up for what we believe in and let our voices be heard.

That is why this month is dedicated to freedom in all its form and glory and the essence of what it means to be an African Woman.

We shall be creating editorials and speaking to various creatives and asking them what freedom means to them.

Stay in touch via our social media or simply email us and tell us what freedom means to you.

Written by Tokyo James

Head of Fashion

Stay tuned to Accelerate Fashion for everything fashion

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