Africa Fashion Week London Was A Success!

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African Fashion Week

AFWL 2015 has come and gone and it was a triumph for the continent! You’ve never seen so much beauty, style, aesthetics and talent under one roof! The designers had every cause to be proud and the spotlight on African Fashion was appreciated by Africans and non-Africans alike.

African Fashion Week

Our celebrated photographer – Michael Tubes was on hand to touch on some of the best moments from the events and the display of work was phenomenal! You can see some more of his splendid work here: https://www.facebook.com/michaeltubescreations; Twitter: https://twitter.com/mtubescreations

Le Ekhaya tags itself as the Home of Afro Chique, and if you see these pieces, you’ll be bound to agree. I want EVERYTHING they do. All. Of. It. The designer, Unique Sibanda, has taken the very spirit of Africa in general and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in particular, and infused it into clothes that you would wear with pride and say “I am every woman and every woman is me”. Gorgeous.

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KZN Fashion Council were one of our favourites. The colours simply would not stop coming with this South African brand! Bold prints, wearable designs, eye-catching swimwear, Xhosa and Zulu inspired head gears and hats, peplum skirts on fleek, and beautiful evening wear. They were AMAZING! (https://twitter.com/KZNfashion)

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Lihiya Clothing is created by Dumile and Tivamile Dlamini, sisters from the Kingdom of Swaziland who currently reside in Taipei, Taiwan. Lihiya means ‘covering in their native tongue, and these sisters are bridging the gap between the great continent and the Far East.

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Sakara Clothing is inspired African fashion, portraying various innovative styles and techniques.

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Selina Beb are the reigning monarchs of accessories – vibrant colours; beautiful pieces that can be paired with any fashion style; with pieces for men, women or children. The amazing Ghanaian designer brings purses, bags, jewellery and footwear:

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AAugust is an upcoming brand that was created by Emalda Mbulo and Suwilanji Katuka who have both recently graduated in Fashion and Textiles. The combinations of African print, textile techniques and fine tailoring have been a part of their inspiration; giving them the insight to work with both men and women’s wear. “Born in Zambia and relocating to England at a young age gave us a chance to embrace our culture in everything we do|. Their brand is currently based in the UK. ‘Our brand philosophy is “Fashion is born of instinct; it’s how you want the world to view you”… Emalda Mbulo and Suwilanji Katuka

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