Designers At The African Fashion Cape Town Fashion Week 2018

Remember when we said we got you covered, here are some of the highlights and our favourites…

The shows took us on an indigenous journey with a touch of high fashion from each and every designer representing their country. Moroccan designer, Salima Abdel-Wahab gave the audience a taste of her culture. She showcased high fashion clothes inspired by threads.

Imprint’s Mzukisi Mbane is a local talent and one designer you need to know.  This showstopper designer made the crowd go wild with his designs. Mzukisi is known for his electrifying prints, and he makes  clothing and accessories that narrate the stories of our African ancestors. The fashion brand was created more than five years ago and I’m so glad to see it growing. It creates fashion-forward style pieces rooted in street wear and vintage influence. As the name suggests, we are happy to see it leave such an impression, an Imprint, on the audiences!

How can we not mention talented designer Nobukhosi Nkosi – known for her fashion brand Khosi Nkosi. We loved about these designs is that it incorporated all shapes and sizes. It doesn’t matter if you are tall, short, small or curvy. It celebrated all women.  These are the positive messages we need to be sharing with world. And to make it more exciting, Khosi Nkosi picked a curvy model to walk the runway and oh my Oyama stole the show… way to go girl!!!

For the first time, the AFI platform showcased a jewellery and accessory designer, Adele Dejak, from Kenya. Her designs are handcrafted, luxury fashion accessories – inspired by the continent, its tradition of adornment and its immense cultural heritage. Designer Adama Paris showed off all that West Africa has to offer with a collection that celebrates urban Senegal.

Other fashion designers that showed their collections included South African design favourites such as Laduma Ngoxolo for MaXhosa, Nicholas Coutts, Craig Port and Fashion Revolution.

Africa is blessed with a rich history of tradition and culture, and we are glad to have designers who try to incorporate all of this and keep the continent beaming with pride.


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