WEEK RANKED AMONG THE TOP FIVE IN AFRICA
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Zimbabwe ‘Fashion Week’ has been ranked among the top five
African Fashion Shows by the prestigious ‘Africa Fashion
Week’ New York.
Describing the fashion weeks in Africa, the New York based
organisation said: “The continent of Africa is a fashion hub
of distinct apparel and design. Its designers are not
limited to what the world expects African design to look
like, and they never cease to amaze.”
“Some of these designers have partaken in some of Africa’s
finest fashion displays, and we’re going to throw out a few
that you should always keep an eye on.”
Here is the ‘Africa Fashion Week New York’ analysis of the
fashion shows in Africa.
Fashion Week JOBURG
Created by African Fashion International, Mercedes-Benz
Fashion Week JOBURG is an event that takes place in
February/March that exposes the best local talent for the
Autumn/Winter season. It took place this year from March 7
March 9th, showing well-known designers such as Fabiani,
Gavin Rajah, and David Tlale.
Fashion Week AFRICA
Also created by AFI, MBFWA is the virtuoso of fashion weeks
in Africa. Taking place in October/November, MBFWA features
over (20) designers who get the chance to enter their
designs into the global market; Alexandra Liss, Thula Sindi,
and KLUK CGDT just to name a few.
3. Lagos Fashion &
Besides the consistency of amazing exhibitions, we listed
LFDW because of their tactics. They strive to have fashion
buyers and media fill their front-row seats to encourage
commerce and the celebration of African brands. LFDW is
powered by Guaranty Trust Bank and takes place in October;
it has included designers such as Wiezdhum Frankly, Re Bahia,
and Iconic Invanity.
4. Zimbabwe Fashion
In August, for the fourth time, Priscilla Chigariro-Gessen
put on another successful Zimbabwe Fashion Week. ZFW
continues to shine the spotlight on local designers. Last
year’s theme was “Fashion Through the Ages” and featured
designers like Zuvva, Estelle Mantle, and JB Couture.
5. Nigeria Fashion
‘Nigeria Fashion Week’ reminds us that Lagos is not the only
vibrant city in Nigeria. For the third time, Legendary Gold
Limited went green during the week of November 7th. Their
fashion week is essential because it serves as window
diverse cultures within Nigeria.
The city of Dallas embraces
African fashions and cultural heritage
On May 16th, 2014, the City of Dallas and Trendy Africa
Magazine co-hosted the second Dallas International Fashion
Event to spotlight global fashion and the cultural heritage
of Africa, including a mix of Asian and European cultures.
The event was a platform for international relations. Held
at the Dallas City Performance Hall, the evenings lineup
featured dancers, entertainers, dignitaries, and
international fashion designers.
The event was presented by Trendy Africa Magazine to benefit
the Dallas Youth Council. Nigerian Senator Florence Ita
Giwa, Dallas Councilwoman Vonciel Jones-Hill, Hon. Abike
Dabiri Erewa and Publisher May Olusola were among the
honorees to receive the distinguished Tammae Award. TAMMAE
is an annual mothers appreciation concept by Trendy Africa
Magazine to honor women who have impacted their communities
through personal and professional efforts.
The presenting fashion designers were Afua Sam - Studio
Teddy Legredion - Blokes-N-Divas (Nigeria), Nick Rose - Bose
Trendy Beads (Nigeria),
Eefy Ike Style Is Innate (Nigeria),
Wumi Oluwadafe - Wumi O Collection (Nigeria),
Cassidy Elizabeth Mae Brown - Elizabeth Mae (USA),
Lucas Escalada LNE (Equatorial
and Kimma Wreh - TeKay Designs (Liberia).
I am pleased to be chosen as one of
the key fashion presenters during this showcase. explains
Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs.
I create the type of African-inspired dresses and ethnic
bridal gowns that many people dont get to see. Dallas Texas
is recognized as the ninth-largest city and a highly
culturally diverse city in the U.S. This fashion platform
provided the Dallas community an opportunity to experience
alternative fashion styles that are accessible here in
Texas. Thats why this showcase is so important! Fashion
design and styling is a good example of how people can
generate the best ideas when we embrace our cultural
The Dallas Int'l Fashion event was attended by special
guests including: Dwaine Caraway (Dallas
Karl Z. (City
Lee McKinney (Assistant
Director, office of Economic Development, City of Dallas),
Honorable Abike Dabiri Erewa (Chairman,
Diaspora committee and Federal House of Representatives in
Ime Udo (member
National Council for Arts and Culture, in Nigeria),
Bob Brunner (Vice
President - Arik Air Int'l),
Eeefy Ike (Int'l
Motivational Speaker and Fashion Designer),
Regina Onyeibe (The
City of Dallas, Africa liaison officer),
and Chinwe Isaac (Nigerian
Actress and Film Producer).
BLACK FASHION WEEK PARIS
From 2013/10/5 to 2013/10/6
Pavillon Cambon Capucines 46 rue Cambon
75001 Paris 0
We are an international collective of young
people passionate about fashion and Africa
founded by the Senegalese fashion designer Adama
Paris in 2002.
With 10 years experience with Dakar Fashion
Week, an an edition of Afrika Fashion Awards,
Adame Paris and her team launched the Black
fashion week in Paris and Prague, which will, in
the very near future, extend to London Milan and
other cities around the world.
The purpose of this event is to promote the
creation of black beyond African borders and
compare different aspects of haute couture in
big cities. Paris, traditionally recognized as
the world capital of fashion, is an important
step in the development of the Black Fashion
The Museum of
the City of New York featured "Black Style Now"
exhibition. Jon Haggins was one of the
featured fashion designers.
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Fashions and Designers Win World Acclaim
# 1 for Africa Fashion on Google,
are painting the world in a kaleidoscope of bold,
vibrant colour combinations and dazzling patterns.
The rich fabrics and virtually unlimited selection
of turbans and other festive headgear, bright
scarves, colourful wraps, wearable art and elegant
gowns that brightened our days and lit up our
evenings in Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon,
Cote d'Ivoire Uganda, Benin, Ghana, Tanzania,
Guinea and other African destinations, were simply
outstanding. What's more, so were the creators.
During the past decade as publishers, we've had the
privilege of meeting several of the brightest stars
in Africa's fashion galaxy, and thanks to the magic
of serendipity, more will surely appear in the near
future. As I've learned, in many African societies,
the choice of colours and textiles has special
significance to the wearer. For example, hats often
tell stories of everyday life, with its struggles,
spiced by uplifting periods of joie de vivre.