Category Archives: Show Reports

Seven African Designers Dazzle At The Spring 2012 Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week

Socialites, bloggers, editors, models and celebrities dressed to kill at the Avery Fisher hall in New York on the 15th of September 2011 for the Made in Africa collective. Arise magazine, a London based publication brought together seven outstanding designers from all over the African continent. The model line-up included Sessilee Lopez, Georgie Badiel, Rose…

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Show Report: 2011 Cape Town Fashion Week

African Fashion International (AFI), founded, owns and operates the African continent’s most anticipated and directional fashion weeks, namely Cape Town Fashion Week, Joburg Fashion Week (Autumn / Winter) and Africa Fashion Week and the Africa Fashion Awards. In addition to other fashion-related strategic marketing initiatives. AFI is pioneered by Chairperson, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe and the…

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Friday late: The Rise of Afropolitans At The V&A Museum London

Held on the last Friday of every month, the Victoria & Albert’s (V&A) Museum London has a programme tagged ‘Friday Late’. These are events that explore contemporary ideas ranging across fashion, design, music, art and performance. The cutting edge events can include live performances, installations, workshops, debates, lectures, tours and temporary displays. On the 24th…

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A-Z Trend Report Part V

 ZEDEYE FROM UK  Design talent Ngozi Pere-Okorotie behind Zedeye showed the same collection she did at the Autumn/Winter 2011 London Fashion Week. The collection was made up of pieces of skirts, jumpsuits and coats with faux fur details at the bottoms and edges of the sleeves. This was certainly an edgy, chic and modern collection.…

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A-Z Trend Report Part IV

NIKKI KIRAN FROM NIGERIA We saw the usual at Nikki Khiran, prints with colours, floor Length pieces with lots of drapes, and asymmetric hemlines.     KIKI KAMANU FROM NIGERIA Kiki Kamanu is known for playing with colours and infusing cultures in her work. This was the same collection she showed at the Autumn/Winter 2011 London…

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A-Z Trend Report Part III

LAQUAN SMITH FROM US LaQuan Smith (LQS) is usually spotted wearing six-inch ChristainLouboutin heels, which got him noticed in the fashion industry. This ‘buzz boy’ started sewing clothes at the age of 13 when most boys where interested in football or video games. LQS debuted at the New York Fashion Week in February 2010 at…

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