It is undeniable that Africa stands on the brink of an economic surge as the fashion community continues to expand in spite of its many challenges. Even more exciting is the fact that we’re getting the right kind of exposure to the international fashion scene that will surely translate into something big.
It is in celebration of the potentials and capabilities of this industry, that model directory website, Models.com sought to spotlight those designers who have proven themselves by connecting the dots between the established and the new generation.
South Sudanese beauty, Ajak Deng pair up with Angolan model, Maria Borges for this wondrous display of structured flair from recent collections from thriving African fashion brands.
Featuring some of Africa’s most talented designers including; Almasika, Bridget Awosika, Brother Vellies, Grey, Kenneth Ize, Loza Maleombho, Meena, Needle & Thræd, Nkwo, Nomad Vintage NYC, Nomad Vintage NYC, Omer Asim, Omondi, Orange Culture, Osei Duro, Post-Imperial, Ré (Bahia), Richard Braqo, Third Crown, Tree Fairfax, Tsemaye Binitie, Sophie Zinga and Washington Roberts, we can only say wow!
See photos from the amazing shoot below!
Photography: Ed Singleton for Models.com
Stylist: Solange Franklin
Editor: Irene Ojo-Felix
Hair: Sirsa Ponciano
Makeup: Laura Stiassni
Nails: Yukie Miyakawa
Set Design: Lizzie Lang
Photography Assistants: Max Bernetz & William Takahashi
Stylist Assistant: Kyle Hayes & Kristina Taylor
Digital Tech: Matthew Thompson
Models: Ajak Deng & Maria Borges @ IMG (New York)
Retouching: Silhouette Studio
Thanks to – Pier 59 Studios New York
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