BEAUTIFUL is a celebration of black beauty captured through the lens of Paris-based Cameroon-born photographer, Mario Epanya. For just over a decade, Epanya has been working to promote diversity in fashion and portraiture, highlighting the myriad shades and textures in black skin tone and hair as well as the variety of body shapes and sizes.
March 2nd is World Book Day, a global celebration of books, authors, illustrators and a time dedicated to encouraging a love of reading amongst children in particular, and create a habit that can last a lifetime. Marking World Book Day is ever more important in an age where the industry faces great challenges and declining
As the international fashion weeks season gets under way images of who wore what, and the fashion houses dictating the upcoming trends and what we will be wearing in the seasons to come start to influence social feeds. With African fashion having risen to greater global prominence over the past decade we have put together
Commercial beauty and fashion photographer, Mario Epanya’s enticing and powerful images regularly light up social media and are helping to shape the image of modern African fashion, beauty and style. Based in Paris Epanya’s work focuses on diversity in fashion and portraiture.
Fashion Illustration Africa is now available for digital download. Get inspiration from a young group of exciting African fashion illustrators on the go. And, discover Africa’s rising generation of fashion illustrators who are bringing diversity to the industry.
After a busy 2016 which saw the launch of Shoko Press and the publication of our first title Fashion Illustration Africa we took some time off to relax, reflect and recharge with family and friends. As we progress with the new year its now back to the studio to continue working on the exciting projects
InkTober is a month dedicated to drawing, giving artists the world over a chance to practice and improve their inking skills and get into the habit of having a drawing schedule. As the name alludes to InkTober is held in October was started by Mr Jake Parker in 2009, who created the challenge to help
Thank you to Akatasia for interviewing us about Fashion Illustration Africa. Click here to read the full interview and get an insight into the development and inspiration behind the book. – The Editorial Team
Fashion Illustration Africa is officially published today. Order your copy now, and get to know a young dynamic group of fashion illustrators who are establishing the industry across Africa and adding their names to the international industry. The book features the exciting fashion illustrations of existing and emerging talent, including Papa Oppong, Peniel Enchill, LeeAnn Visser, Pola