The Winners: Africa Fashion Awards 2011

The Africa fashion industry have been waiting for the highly anticipated event which concluded the runway show at Africa Fashion Week on October 22, 2011.

After a rigorous selection the winners of Africa Fashion Awards has been announced from the decision of a panel of local and international leaders in the fashion and media industry.

 

According to African Fashion International Executive Chairperson Dr Precious Moloi – Motsepe “creating a platform that is relevant and credible both in Africa and internationally, the Africa Fashion Awards are positioned to be the authority on African fashion excellence to a global industry. As such, the awards focus not only on designers showing at AFW, but reach beyond that to recognize industry excellence and outstanding contributions by industry members of African descent world-wide.”

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African Fashion International Executive Chairperson Dr Precious Moloi – Motsepe and Winner Of The Year International, Ozwald Boateng

 

 

Winners and nominees in the various categories are:

 

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – AFRICA

1. Deola Sagoe

2. David Tlale

3. Kluk CGDT

4. Soucha

5. Jewel By Lisa- Winner

 

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – INTERNATIONAL

1. Alexander Koutny

2. Bunmi Koko

3. Casely Hayford

4. Suno

5. Ozwald Boateng- Winner

 

EMERGING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – AFRICA

1. Thula Sindi

2. Avant

3. Kiki Clothing

4. Maki Oh- Winner

5. Christie Brown

 

EMERGING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – INTERNATIONAL

1. Gozi

2. Mataano

3. Korto Momolu

4. Mimi Plange- Winner

5. Angelo Van Mol

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

1. Simon Deiner

2. Steve Tanchel

3. Andrew Dosunmu- Winner

4. Viviane Sassen

5. Warwick Saint

 

FASHION COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR

1. Chioma Nnadi

2. Elle Magazine South Africa

3. Haute Africa Fashion

4. iFashion- Winner

5. Milisuthando Bongela

 

MODEL OF THE YEAR

1. Atuai Deng

2. Candice Swanepoel

3. Grace Bol

4. Nyasha Matonhodze

5. Ajuma Nasanyana- Winner

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO HAIR DIRECTION

1. Becks Buki

2. Kevin Epstein

3. Johnnie Sapong- Winner

4. Randolph Gray

5. Errol Douglas

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MAKE-UP DIRECTION

1. Faith Seoue

2. Lesley Whitby

3. Liz van der Merwe- Winner

4. Nthato Mashishi

5. Eryca Freemantle

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FASHION STYLING

1. Felipe Mazibuko

2. Jenny Andrew- Winner

3. Louw Kotze

4. Sabrina Henry

5. Cynthia Lawrence-John

 

ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

1. Anita Quansah

2. Maya Antoun- Winner

3. Mickael Kra

4. Missibaba

5. Piece

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO AFRICAN FASHION

1. Iman

2. Alphadi

3. Bethann Hardison- Winner

4. Jackie Burger

 

Photo Credit

Simon Deiner- Afi.sdr.co.za

 

 

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