Announcing More Designers For AFWLondon 2017

Award winning fashion designer Mary Martin began a career in the music industry but her passion for fashion has continued to grow.

Today, Mary Martin’s collections have been gaining recognition as a go-to for shows. This year’s collection is focusing on the art and antique artifacts of Nigeria.


Straddling Togo, Nigeria and Austria, Hub Couture is an emblem of African design making headway in the European markets. HubCouture offers a wide range of products from shoes, bags, fashion items to interior accessories, showcased to meet the needs of socially aware and fashion-conscious customers through its online shopping app.


Cici Fashions was started in November 2014 by Clara Maybe Tima who felt African print clothing was not appreciated and taken into consideration as office or casual wear .

Her idea of mixing prints with other fabrics broke up the rigidity of defined corporate wear in the office.  Based in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tima will bring a freshness to the AFWL catwalk.


illicia believes in the power of personal choice, the power that beauty holds and the power of integrity. In a very dynamic world, we tend to forget the power we possess as an individual, a woman. Illicia hopes to build a brand that embraces the marriage between choice and community, where you are encouraged to be whoever you want to be.


Richelvie Talansi, is a Congo based designer who launched her first collection in 2014 called ‘Simple & Sublime’, before she launched her brand Talansi.

Since then, she has produced 4 collections, shown in Dubai, Kenya.  Africa Fashion Week London will be her first showing in the UK.


British-Nigerian fashion designer Elizabeth-Yemi Akingbade founded Yemzi in 2013 with a limited edition range of environmentally friendly printed t-shirts.

The fashion brand’s first ready-to-wear collection (SS16) was released in 2015 Tired of seeing African designers limited by the same Dutch wax designs, Elizabeth-Yemi creates the artwork for her collections, which are inspired by West African culture.



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