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Erykah Badu And The Afro-Japanese Collection By Ntumba Mukendi

March 7, 2014

Givenchy features Erykah Badu in his Africa-Japan influenced Spring 2014 collection.

Changing the Image of African Women in the Diaspora

Erykah Badu in Givenchy Collection


It is great to see that Givenchy used only women of color for his Spring 2014 collection.  Givenchy’s Spring 2014’s cameo model appearance is than Miss neo-soul singer Erykah Badu of Baduizm.

This collection is a mash-up of African and Japanese influences.  I personally love it because I have a very close Japanese BFF whom I call my sister.  This collection is like both our personalities mashed together.  What is your opinion of the collection?


Women's Month Forum 2014

Hey fashionistas, here’s an empowering Women’s Month forum March 20th  at Fordham University on 60 ST  NYC by ntumba.ntumba apparel (fashion-based organization that promotes gender-empowerment) with Donisha Prendergast grand-daughter of Rita and Bob Marley as headliner panelist.

About Ntumba Mukendi

Congolese born Ntumba Mukendi is a fashion designer who previously worked at Tommy Hilfiger, then launched her own brand ntumba.ntumba design (  Her company utilizes authentic African fabric to help boost the African economy.  Ntumba is also the founder of the fashion-based organization ntumba.ntumba apparel ( which promotes gender-empowerment.  She was recently given the honors to provide the fashion commentaries for the African Diaspora Awards 2013 on the red carpet.