Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine
As the end of 2014 is approaching fast, instead of looking back and remembering last year's highlights, we have been actively searching for new challenges and developing projects to work on in 2015.
Combining #fashion and #travel together, we will be soon bringing you the most unique travel guide ever: featuring rapidly growing African fashion scene and some of the most stylish destinations - hotels, spas, restaurants, and fashion boutiques.
The inspiration for the project came from many different sources, one of them being our three-week independent trip through South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland in the end of 2007; the most amazing and memorable experience ever. The trip was a great example of how important it is to follow your own path instead of listening to people's negative stereotypes, prejudice and misconceptions. And always take the road less travelled.
Our goal is to showcase both traditional African fashion and young, up-and-coming designers, feature the most trendy places to visit and the best activities that you just can't miss. But most of all, we want to present a positive image of this amazing continent that is constantly portrayed in a negative light in different media across the globe. Welcome to our #stylishAFRICA project!
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© Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine
Our first destination is Zambia - a beautiful and still little-known country in Southern Africa - which is recently becoming a booming destination for luxury safari holidays, "one of life's most magical experiences" according to exsus.com. About 30% of Zambia’s 752,614 square kilometers is reserved for wildlife!
One of the places featured in our project will be elegant Nkwali Lodge located in South Luangwa Park. Thanks to our collaboration with New York-based Montgomery Communications, we will be staying at Nkwali for three days, taking part in game drives, village tours and visiting Tribal Textiles, a unique social enterprise producing hand-painted textiles in the heart of the African bush.
Map of Zambia (Photo courtesy of zambiatourism.com)
More details about the project will be revealed along the way. Our African journey begins next week in Zambia's vibrant capital Lusaka. Special thank you to Radisson Blu, a luxury five-star hotel, which will be hosting us for the first couple of days. Stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon!