Raise your hand if you’re a complete sucker for all things ankara, beads, bracelets and African prints?
If the question applies to you then welcome to club my friend.
With Africa Fashion Week London already set for 7th – 9th August, the event begins straight up on Nigerian soil. In collaboration with online shopping platform Jumia, the event is a mashup of showcase and established designers on the catwalk and getting African fashion on the global stage.
The official designer list is as follows
AAMAA A LA MODE, AFRICAN FASHION TODAY, AFRIKANUS BY RUI LOPES, AWE DZYN, AWEYAN, BA’AN WURE, BELOIS COUTURE, BIGBEN, BUCHIVER, DÉ LAURELS, DIDI CREATIONS, DZYN, EJIRO AMOS TAFIRI, ELEGANTE BY TIANNAH STYLING, ELIKEM. THE TAILOR, FAERENS, HAJIA ABBA FOLAWIYO OF LABANELLA, (VETERAN DESIGNER), HOUSE OF MARIE, IFEANYI NWUNE, IJC DESIGNS, ISI ATAGAMEN, JAZZ EFFECT, KING HAKBAL BESPOKE, LAURELS OUTFIT, LINES BY CHAAB, LONG FEET BOUTIQUE, MADEMOISELLE ANGLAIA, MAGNETIC ELEGANCE[ME], MEG ALABI, QUEEN E. COLLECTION, RAYMONA, ROSE DI OMIMI, STYLE BY ADESUWA, YON SENO, YRC NIG, YUTEES, ZARITA KOUTURE and ZIZI CARDOW.
Now let’s have a quick style breeze a selection of these amazing designers representing everything ‘African’ shall we?
AAMAA A LA MODE
Founded by CEO/ Designer Toyosi Mobereola in 2009, the brand caters to all things couture and ready-to-wear that makes all of the pieces unique.
‘At AAMAA Couture, we believe Ankara is the future.‘ RESSSPECT MEH!
AFRICAN FASHION TODAY
A brand that fuses African and European fashion to create a look that is appealing to all members in the family, including kids! Order from their site now for your fashion treasure.
Two words: afrocentric and retro. Sparkle that with quality and you get Didi Creations. They also offer customised services for clients too. Based in the United Kingdom, the brand offers clothes for both sexes.
Psssst, look through their accessories and jewellery section. #FashionEnvy
ELEGANTE BY TIANNAH STYLING
Salute to the CEO/Entrepreneur/Creative Director Toyin Lawani. She’s created a empire of different ventures and has worked with some of the biggest magazines in Nigeria. The sister is not backing down at nothing, EVER.
Her fashion label ‘ELEGANTE BY TIANNAH STYLING’ doesn’t disappoint. Even if most of things are not of your taste, you’re definitely find something that you’ll wish you have #fashionenvy.
LINES BY CHAAB
This fashion label represents the everyday woman with true comfort, style and grace. Embracing every curve.
These are the few that the gracing the global stage. Personally, this is a great platform and hope that we will one day celebrate 10, 20 or even 25 years in the future, If we continue to see the progress year after year. Like Drake said # started from the bottom now we’re here…#. We are always doing our ‘biz’ (business) when the world’s not watching.
‘LET’S GO 9JA BOY’ (african accent) ❤ ❤ ❤