Maybe Next Time, Vogue Africa

17 Jul

Photographer and makeup artist Mario Epanya has been working on an initiative to create Vogue Africa, which this week was turned down by Conde Nast Publications. The project had a lot of support, including from Vogue Italia, which ran a full feature story on Epanya and the fictional magazine he was working to create.

The Fashion Bomb ran an interesting interview with Epanya where he addressed some of the criticism of the proposed Vogue Africa from Nigeria’s Ladybrille Magazine, by saying:

Globalization is real and it’s time for Africa to sit at the table and propose what we can do instead of waiting to hear what we have to or should do. I say YES to Vogue Africa if it will permit dynamic creation in African fashion and YES to Vogue Africa if it would allow Africans to re-appropriate their identity, and YES 10 million times to Vogue Africa. Long live an open minded African continent that continues to make its voice heard. Amen.”

Vote in the poll & check out a slideshow of the hypothetical Vogue Africa covers, below:

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