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Category Archives: Biographies

Claire Mckenzie

After matriculating, Claire Mackensie studied Fashion Design and Garment Construction in Pietermaritzburg before becoming a self-employed clothing designer, mainly focusing on occasion wear. She then travelled to London and gained a lot of experience working for a design company that focused on costumes for film and theatre. On her return to South Africa, she worked…

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Buki Akib

 Buki Akib is a Nigerian born knitwear designer who graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London.   Buki Akib combines traditional methods with African fabrics such as the colourful wax prints and traditional Yoruba hand woven Aso Oke to create unconventional and luxurious fabrics.   Buki Akib draws inspiration from her childhood in…

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AFI Fastrack

AFI Fastrack is a national fashion design development platform that aims nurture and develop South Africa’s young design talent.  This platform offers young designers an opportunity to Fastrack their careers through intensive mentorship, business development coaching and mentorship for future success. After a successful first year, AFI FASTRACK is back and promises an exciting and…

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Amede: Amede Nzeribe

Amede is an upscale boutique nestled in the heart of Ikeja, Lagos. The stylish store is the first outlet   of label owner AmedeNzeribe, a lawyer turned designer, who is fast becoming one of the leading   lights of the vibrant Nigerian Fashion scene. Her clothing has been featured in top-rated   publications, such   as True Love West…

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Adama Paris: Adama Amanda Ndiaye

Adama Amanda Ndiaye is the name of the young woman behind the promising Adama Paris label.   Born in Kinshasa (ex Zaïre) in 1976 but of Senegalese origin, Adama epitomizes the multicultural fashion designer of the new millenium. With parents belonging to the diplomatic corps, she grew up in different world capitals. Exposed to cosmopolitan…

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Abigail Keats

Abigail Keats is a high-end designer label that caters to women who infuse style, glamour and sophistication into their professional and social lifestyles. It recognizes the dynamic women of today and the spaces in which they move. It emphasizes their power, femininity and confidence in the moment and weaves its magic through a golden thread…

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Abigail Betz

Abigail Betz has taken the label to new heights over the past year with the opening of the first signature store in the Mall of Rosebank in Johannesburg which stocks her ready-to-wear, couture and bridal couture.   The Abigail Betz collections have been launched at the Sanlam SA Fashion Week since 2000, she has participated…

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