We are proud to announce that finally, the October 2018 issue of SCHICK Magazine is here. This issue is our BIG Fashion Issue! The world celebrates the fashion season in September, but in Africa, the fashion season starts in October! SCHICK’s October issue is our biggest and most elaborate body of work of the year and gives you, our readers, a close- up of what’s to come on the fashion scene in the months ahead. This issue provides the ultimate style guide for everything you’ll want to wear, buy and be inspired by as the new season emerges. With that in mind, we were determined very early on to make it a special one. Take a look at everything that makes our Big Fashion Issue different and what you can look forward to in the issue as it lands on our stockists nationwide.
The Editor’s Letter
“We have Angolan born, New York-based international supermodel Maria Borges as our cover star! I remember seeing her images splashed all over L’Oreal’s campaign back in 2016 when she was announced as the brand’s Global Ambassador and thought, she’ll make a phenomenal SCHICK cover star someday. After a pleasant run-in with Maria in Cannes, at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief Charity event in May – here we are! Maria’s a special one – not only for her ground-breaking achievements so far, but she has from the on-set, understood what it takes to be successful in her craft, knowing full well that modelling, no matter how glamorous it looks is essentially a business. We talked about this and more during our time together.”
Style Chat with Kefilwe Mabote
Known for her luxurious taste and wardrobe, South African Style Influencer Kefilwe Mabote is definitely one of the country’s most stylish women. She evidently loves fashion and doesn’t hold back showcasing her versatile style. With over half a million followers on Instagram, Kefilwe has made dressing to the nines on social media a lucrative business with her elegant, high fashion style and isn’t stopping anytime soon! SCHICK sits down with Kefilwe as we chat about the evolution of her brand, Milan Fashion Week and how she balances being a businesswoman and mother.
Glance through the hottest trends this season and look fabulous this fall with our fashion edit!
The Myth, The Model, The Maverick – MARIA IN MOTION
Dior’s Raf Simmons chose her and ten other black supermodels to walk the runway making diversity & inclusion history back in 2013, Fashion Designer and Icon, Donatella Versace gave her the opportunity of a lifetime to close Versace’s Couture show in Milan, while Giorgio Armani let her open his show in 2014. Riccardo Tisci gave her an exclusive Givenchy contract and Tom Ford sponsored her first-ever trip to London to walk for his comeback show that same year. In 2016, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing included her in a Nike campaign with Cristiano Ronaldo and she’s walked every year for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 2013 as the first black model to embrace her natural, afro hair. SCHICK chats with Angolan international supermodel, Maria Borges, about her modelling journey, the business of the industry and all else in between while on set for her cover shoot in Brooklyn.
Exploring S/S’19 Looks!
For our S/S 19 style edit, SCHICK offers a playful exploration of the possibilities, featuring year-defining aso-oke, satin, leather and lace. At the forefront are clean-cut pieces, layered fluidity and on-trend accessories that all capture the conformist & non-conformist tension that is key to this S/S 19 season!
The Gentleman’s Call
From culture clashing and finding beauty in the ordinary, to functional textiles and fear of a dystopian future, we take a look at the most exciting African brands and designers set to make a major impression on the menswear market!
Ugo Monye: Modernizing the look of the classic agbada
Meet Ugo Monye, a popular Nigerian Fashion Designer that is changing the look of the classic “Agbada”. His designs are geared towards the African culture and well executed with contemporary fashion. So far, he laid emphasis on how essential social media can transform a brand and solely believes in consistency. SCHICK has a chat with Ugo Monye on how he created the ‘REALE’ collection that has become an internet sensation.
Kaleidoscopic Beauty Escape with BLK/OPL
Glimpse through striking makeup artistry by BLK OPL with neon eyeshadow colours in citrus, turquoise and hot pink. This alluring story highlights the beauty behind dramatic looks capturing bold and feminine lipstick to kaleidoscopic eye makeup, elevated with a vivid range of vibrant rainbow-hues…
Philomena Kwao on modelling, body image and more
Unapologetic about her beauty and body, British-Ghanaian model Philomena Kwao challenges the norms of beauty with her curves.SCHICK chats with her, discussing body positivity, being a plus-size model in the industry and African fashion.
How can I get my copy?
The 2018 BIG Fashion Issue print and the digital edition is out now, it can be bought via our stockists which you can find here and also online here. SCHICK subscribers will start receiving their copies, and you can also subscribe to SCHICK here.