Designers from Holland, Namibia, Nigeria, Morocco, Somalia, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana all vying for Best Collection recognition.
AFWL veteran designers VanElse, Soboye and Mary Martin London showcase new collections and a new design collective, Fresh & Different from Somalia is eager to show the country’s textile heritage in a first for them and for AFWL. DE VELASCO is the first Moroccan designer on the AFWL catwalk. See her designs t 1pm Saturday 11 August.
Here is some of the designer you should know:MAIN IMAGE: APHIA SAKYI started in Ghana, with no training and little idea in jewellery making. Since then she has wowed us with her innovative designs and stunning photoshoots.
Zimbabwean born designer Preline Martha is the designer behind the PRELIM Label. Prelim was launched in 2013 and one of the proudest highlights was supermodel Nykhor Paul wearing a Prelim jacket on the cover of New African Woman Magazine.
Nigerian BECCA APPAREL is storming ahead of the game with her modern silhouettes and to-die-for collection. See her designs on the catwalk at 3.30pm and visit her stall in the Exhibition Hall.
ABBY LEWIS, originally from New York, is a Tanzania-based designer focusing on pieces that bridge the gap between minimalist city style and effortless silhouettes ideal for tropical weather. All her pieces are made with her own original fabric designs, handwoven out of 100% Tanzanian cotton.
Hailing from Uganda, BEAU SAPEUR designs are beautiful, unique pieces from hand-made and printed fabrics in Uganda. They are joining the movement to challenge people to dress in brighter colours and bolder prints! Their subtle, clean, sharp designs let the fabric do all the talking whilst retaining the feel of being classic with a twist.
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