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.

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Ganiyat

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Ganiyat

One of the designers whose take on the wax fabric I thought was very refreshing, is Ganiyat. I liked her contemporary approach and the minimal mix of Ankara and linen; very Summer appropriate indeed.

Here is how I would love to keep seeing Ankara being worn. Especially if one is shy to go wax altogether.

Afrodite

Afrodite

With the designer Afrodite; for the first time, I saw Dashiki designed on silk. I posted it on my story on Instagram and many of you liked it.

So do you think this, right here is the future of Dashiki?

Afrodite

THE BEST OF AFRICA FASHION WEEK 2018

Baoba Brasil

I am not a big Kimono wearer but the take of Baoba brazil on the Kimono was rather impressive and actually smart. Now, you won’t have to worried about the sleeves being extra long, since they are both linked to the waist. And on the right, my friend Howey killed it on the catwalk. Remember him from our video HERE?

Preline

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Let’s talk about Preline, a Zimbabwean fashion designer. This collection was definitely one of THE BEST OF AFRICA FASHION WEEK 2018 for me. I found it fresh, cool and just right up to the younger crowd street.

I will absolutely buy those boots once they are ready. And plus, the models did not disappoint: They were just so fierce. Do you ladies and gentlemen share my enthusiasm on this collection?

Becca Apparel

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I loved how Becca Apparel matched her prints, it very much reminds me of Stella Jean .

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Evelyne Babin

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Remember Evelyne Bambi from the graduate Fashion post? She was at the AFW and killed it like last time. I really can’t wait to work with her. ( Watch this space)!

Evelyne Babin

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ABBY LEWIS

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Designer from Tanzania, I was very impressed by the quality of her fabric. Because this is what I am talking about when I say: Afrochic. I would like to see more diversity in African Fashion whether it is in the style or in the genre of indigenous fabrics we make. We have these abilities. Let’s showcase them to the world.

On that note, please share your favorites designers or looks above with me and for more designers who showcased among the best at African Fashion Week 2018, click Here 

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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:

  1. Meet and catch up with my fashion friends
  2. See what’s trendy or will be trending
  3. Discover and connect with new designers
  4. Do research for my next big write up
  5. Get more designs for my future lookbooks.
  6. 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

http://www.africafashionweeklondon.com/

Africa Fashion Week London

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.

Africa Fashion Week London

Africa Fashion Week London

Africa Fashion Week London

If you missed the live shows this year.Catch all the looks here: http://www.africafashionweeklondon.com/

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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

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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

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