In no particular order, here are the designers who made me appreciate African fashion, even more, this year. I was very much looking forward to the best of Africa Fashion Week 2018. With the Africa Fashion Week London platform becoming the biggest in Europe showcasing over 800 emerging designers & exhibitors, from Africa, Europe, and America, to almost 70,000 visitors and is now a highlight on the annual fashion calendar in London.
What I like about AFWL, it brings value to designers through, contacts, experience, and knowledge within the fashion community. Where for this year, I got to meet so many friends and just catch up and truthfully I had a blast.
This year again, I attended Africa Fashion Week London which is a global platform for African inspired designers.Having showcased over 850 emerging designers & exhibitors, from Africa, Europe and America
When I started attending, a few years back, it was mostly for entertainment purposes but now that my styling work is getting more and more established:
I am attending Africa Fashion Week for:
- Meet and catch up with my fashion friends
- See what’s trendy or will be trending
- Discover and connect with new designers
- Do research for my next big write up
- Get more designs for my future lookbooks.
- Or simply network with the “who is who in the industry”
On the picture above, actually featured on their newsletter (below) was the situation of catch up
For my outfit, I opted for a mustard pair of shorts that I first wore in this lookbook on my youtube.Then I matched it with a golden silk top that has an easy glam feel to it.Then complimented with perplex heels boot, massive choker and bangles were definitely on the menu too.
Watch the live backstage video HERE
And feel free to shop the look here or similar below.
If you missed the live shows this year.Catch all the looks here: http://www.africafashionweeklondon.com/
Last fashion week, we featured Samson Soboye as part of the new designer spotlight section. This year I stumbled upon the CHIEMELIE brand which I couldn’t wait to share with you. View Post
I wrote a piece about the amazing designer Samson Soboye during the Africa Fashion Week London Here and I loved his designs so much that I decided to style one of his outstanding piece : A cleverly designed collared bib made in cotton wax prints fabric with tie straps for fastening.That can be worn under a jacket and looks like a shirt or over a shirt/t-shirt/tank for a smart but casual look like in this case. View Post