“Where Is ARISE?”

PhotoGrid_1403451770951Arise Fashion Magazine Editorials Covers shoots

I love  ARISE, the magazine and all that it embodies. Arise  showed me the beauty in fashion and photography and fueled my  desire to be a part of the African fashion society.

I loved the buzz that came with Arise fashion week. The glint of energy felt through every picture I perused on the internet each time I did a follow-up on Arise Magazine fashion week street style and runway show.

We the people who lived the experience through our screens, the designers, models, photographers and fashion enthusiasts, ARISE gave us something to look forward to. Fashion Week! and all the excitement in-between.


Then Arise fashion week 2013 was cancelled and they stopped having Issues and their blog updates seized and …silence.

PhotoGrid_1403451559366Tyra banks, Georgie Baddiel, Kerry Washington for Arise

The very valid question.

What happened to Arise?

“They seemed to have vanished off the face of the earth. My suspicions were first raised when I went to an African fashion event early this year in London where Helen Jennings was a panelist. She was introduced as the former editor of ARISE. My friend and I were suspicious about this title and wondered who had been appointed as the new editor of ARISE. However we brushed off the thought blaming the irregularity of the issue and assumed that when they come out with a new edition, we would find out who the new editor is.

However a few weeks ago, ARISE came into my mind and I decided to do the 360 search of their Twitter, Facebook, their website, basically anything Google could find. ARISE has been inactive since mid last year. What is going on?. . .”

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