African Designers Making an Impact at Fashion Weeks
More than ever before, African designers are making an impact at these showpieces events, and the fashion world is taking notice: Thebe Magugu, based in of Johannesburg, was awarded the prestigious 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. He is among an incredible group of African designers whose collections will be gracing the runways this winter, so we wanted to share them with you.
RHT Road Test, November 2019: Hawaii
Winter vacation season is here, and so is the next installment of our RHT Road Test series. Because if you go on vacation, and you want the perfect bag for that vacation.
To see how a Red Hook Textiles tote holds up to the rigors of a warm-weather vacation, we brought our RHT Weekender along to Hawaii, testing it every step of the way. When you head south this winter, rest easy knowing that RHT is ready for your perfect vacation.
RHT Road Test, July 2019: Nantucket
In July of 2019, we got out of town to cool down, which gave us the perfect opportunity for some real-world product testing. Because quality assurance never goes on vacation ;)
The brief for this test was simple yet demanding: Get from the city to the beach and back, using an RHT Weekender at every opportunity. We designed four separate product tests to examine the tote for versatility, strength, practicality, and style.
From The Weekly: Nubia Gets a Second-Look at the Museum of Fine Arts
Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
In December, RHT visited Ancient Nubia Now, at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. We found an ambitious undertaking, mixing artistic brilliance with a forceful argument for historical reevaluation.
We went for the promise of beauty and of the surprise that comes along with finding out that the stunning ivory inlay in front of you, which you’d happily wear any day of the week, was crafted almost 4,000 years ago. But we were left with a heightened appreciation for Sub-Saharan African history, as Nubia gains deserved recognition alongside their more celebrated Egyptian neighbors to the north.