About

New African fashion cover

Helen Jennings is a journalist, editor, consultant and sometime stylist. Her work has appeared in several fashion, music, arts and lifestyle titles around the world including: Dazed&Confused, El Pais, The Face, Fader, Grazia, Guardian, iD, Metro, Neo2, Nova, Oyster, Russh, Sunday Times Travel, Time Out, Touch and Trace. She is also the author of the coffee table book New African Fashion (Prestel), which came out in 2011 and went down rather well.

Helen was editor Arise magazine, the first upscale quarterly global African fashion and culture, for five years. It won several awards and was distributed to over 25 countries. Highlights of the job included interviewing Alicia Keys (in a NYC studio), Idris Elba (on a Miami beach), Grace Jones (in her favourite London restaurant), Franca Sozzani (at her Milan office) and Femi Kuti (at The Shrine in Lagos). And she’ll never forget being assigned armed guards to do a fashion shoot on the streets of downtown Kingston, Jamaica.

Helen is currently working on a number of special consulting and curatorial projects and is content editor of the new fashion website Kisua.