Saturday Exclusive: Fashion News Roundup! – 10th Anniversary Of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, Congo Debuts Fashion Week & More…

Hello readers, welcome to our Saturday Exclusive Fashion News Roundup.

This week we bring you updates from the Miss World pageant in China, Congo’s first fashion week, the 10th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz fashion week in Cape Town and more.


Enjoy the read and have a fantastic Saturday.


The 10th Anniversary Of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town

The 10th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town saw not only a celebration of fashion, but also that of emerging talent and, of course, the inevitable dose of black beauty walking down the ramps of South Africa&#39s Mother City.


The majorly successful annual event, organised by African Fashion International (AFI), was spread out over four days, the 26th to 29th July 2012, featuring over twenty-five South African designers of both national, as well as international acclaim. One of the bigger South African names whose designs ambushed the runways, was designer Gavin Rajah, who is no stranger to the Fashion Weeks of Paris either, and has dressed a list of international celebrities, varying from Naomi Campbell to Beyoncé. Besides being one of the original founders of Cape Town Fashion Week, Rajah was also the first African designer to speak at the Global Fashion Conference in Milan. His collection saw lots of feminine lace and pastels which perfectly compliment the darker skin.

Among the internationally oriented glamour, many designers also concentrated on empowering South Africa, by celebrating African roots and supporting local production. Designer Jenni Button – who&#39s behind the label Philosophy – produced 90% of her collection in South Africa, and Cari Stephenson of Tart, dedicated a collection to South Africa with the help of indigenous and organic elements.



The First Congo Fashion Week Makes A Debut

For the first time in the history of Congo, they will be having the very first Congo Fashion week. The fashion Week comes up on the 17th to 19th of August 2012 in the city of Brazzaville at the Hotel Olympic Palace, Congo.


The show is aimed at promoting Congolese culture by facilitating International exchange through the guests and partners of the event. It is also to present Congolese and African fashion on the International scene with the help of the foreign media partner for the event.

The event will include runway shows, exhibitions and entertainment. The designers that will showcase at the Congo Fashion Week 2012 include: Marie-Chance Gallimoni, Benjamin Kitoko, Adebayo Jones, Romero Bryan, Pathe’O and so many more. Top models, Lisette Mibo and Samar Khoury will also be on the runway.

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 Nigerian Representative Damiete-Charles Granville Chosen For “Top Model Fashion Show” At The Miss World Pageant In China

The organizer of the Miss World beauty pageant has chosen 18th of August, 2012 as the final for the prestigious event. It is scheduled to take place in the Don Sheng fitness center stadium, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.




The Nigerian representative, 23 year old Damiete-Charles Granville has been settling in really good with the other 121 contestants from all over the world. She was just chosen as one of the 46 contestants for the “Top model fashion show”. The show is one of the smaller events of the Miss World pageant.

These lucky 46 contestants will showcase garments from Chinese Luxury cashmere label, ERDOS 1436.


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Saturday Exclusive: Fashion News Roundup!

Here is a breakdown of what went on in Fashion during the week from the kick off of African Fashion Week London 2012, to the new ventures of Nollywood Actresses Ini Edo, Susan Peters and Ex-MBGN Queen Sylvia Nduka to countries that made it to the Best Dressed List at the London 2012 opening ceremony.

Here’s all the news you need to know in fashion!


The African Fashion Week London 2012 Kicks Off! – Ella & Gabby, Patience Please, TT Dalk, Adebayo Jones, House of Bunor & Remi Lagos All Part of Showcase

The African Fashion Week London 2012 (AFWL) kicked off on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at Spitalfields market in London.


The aim of the show is to celebrates London’s unique and diverse cultural heritage topped with the flamboyant mixing of Western and African culture and interpreting it into contemporary designs. During the two days of fashion AFWL is meant to attract 10,000 guests, 100 Models and 50 designers. Nigerian designers that are part of the AFWL include Ella & Gabby, Patience Please, TT Dalk, Jimiking, Adebayo Jones, House of Bunor and Remi Lagos.

Watch out for Show Reports coming up soon!


Nollywood Actress Ini Edo Now A Shoe Designer, Set To Debuts Shoe Line Collection This August

Ini Edo started her acting career in 2004 and since then she has not looked back. From featuring in over 100 movies to representing various companies as an ambassador, the Award winning actress has now ventured into the fashion world. Come August 31, 2012, Ini will be presenting her shoe collection at the Dallas International fashion show in Texas.


The collection includes genuine leather shoes, leather and fashion handbags, clothing and other fashion accessories. The brand also features a boutique Line made up of carefully selected contemporary fashion merchandise from other designers.

According to Ini Edo, “the contemporary styling of her new collection are must have for that fashionista that wants to turn heads and stop traffic with her red carpet look. What makes this brand stand out is our ability to offer affordable products without cutting corners or compromising on quality or craftsmanship.”

We all look forward to seeing this collection really soon.




Ex-MBGN Queen Sylvia Nduka Opens Flagship Store “Sylvia Hair Gallery”.


In December 2011, Ex-MBGN beauty Queen launched her hair extension line. Due to the success of the store, she recently launched a flagship store “Sylvia’s Hair Gallery” in Surulere Lagos.

Celebrities in attendance of the opening included MBGN 2011 Miss Universe Sophia Gemal, Veezee and Ify, Abdul of STV E!, Gulder Ultimate search season 7 winner Qriss Okabue and many more.


Brazil, Poland, China, Sweden, Togo & Trinidad and Tobago Make The Best Dressed List At The London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

In all the years Olympics has been around, it has always been a fun and interesting thing to see what each country will wear for the opening ceremony.


Most times, a lot of countries opt to wear their traditional attire or they go with the usual boring skirt suit and suit and tie. This year was quite a different story, it was impressive to see some countries taking a bold step and stepping out in colorful, trendy designs.


Susan Peters To Auction Off Red Carpet Dresses

Susan Peters, Nollywood actress has been on a charity cause ever since she celebrated her birthday with the launch of the Benue Pikin Susan Peters Foundation at the Lagos State motherless babies Home, Admiralty way, Lekki.





She recently announced that she will be giving out some of her red carpet dresses through auctions, more details of that coming soon. Well done Susan!


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