Designers 2016


Signature Secret was established 2007 with the backing of the Federal Government Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).  The brand concentrates on bringing out the elegance and uniqueness in every woman using African prints, chiffon fabrics, lace.     Signature Secret is representing Nigeria  

Signature Secret was established 2007 with the backing of the Federal Government Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).  The brand concentrates on bringing out the elegance and uniqueness in every woman using African prints, chiffon fabrics, lace.  

 

Signature Secret is representing Nigeria

 

JAUA honours of the members of Ajaua tribe of northern Mozambique where the designer's paternal grandmother was born. Where the woman had a central role in command of the tribe, took care of the people and the land. We intend that women recognize their value, grandeur and beauty when she wears the clothes JAUA. The JAUA brand aims to value the strengths of the body and balancing the silhouette and yet thinks about the modern urban tribe which we belong. The inspiration for this collection are the stripes and straight lines, black and white, mix of materials, different textures JAUA is representing Mozambique

JAUA honours of the members of Ajaua tribe of northern Mozambique where the designer's paternal grandmother was born. Where the woman had a central role in command of the tribe, took care of the people and the land. We intend that women recognize their value, grandeur and beauty when she wears the clothes JAUA.

The JAUA brand aims to value the strengths of the body and balancing the silhouette and yet thinks about the modern urban tribe which we belong.

The inspiration for this collection are the stripes and straight lines, black and white, mix of materials, different textures

JAUA is representing Mozambique

SHIKHAZURI is an independent jewellery brand founded by Kenyan born designer, Shikha Vincent. She fuses ethnic and tribal influences to create culturally inspired jewellery for the globally minded woman that sets her apart from the crowd. The Indo-Swahili brand name is the amalgam of the words “shikha” (the founder’s name) which means “tip of the flame” in Hindi, or “to hold or embrace” in Swahili, and the word “zuri” which means beautiful. It captures the cross-cultural fusion that is ingrained in her background and designs: she is of Indian decent, was born and raised in Kenya, and has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.  SHIKHAZURI is representing Kenya

SHIKHAZURI is an independent jewellery brand founded by Kenyan born designer, Shikha Vincent. She fuses ethnic and tribal influences to create culturally inspired jewellery for the globally minded woman that sets her apart from the crowd.

The Indo-Swahili brand name is the amalgam of the words “shikha” (the founder’s name) which means “tip of the flame” in Hindi, or “to hold or embrace” in Swahili, and the word “zuri” which means beautiful. It captures the cross-cultural fusion that is ingrained in her background and designs: she is of Indian decent, was born and raised in Kenya, and has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. 

SHIKHAZURI is representing Kenya

The mantra of Nnooll is arresting:   "Your Style Is our Command.  You are unique, so why bother trying to dress like everybody else?   You are playful, yet sophisticated and always ahead of the game. You are a Style Rebel, and this collection is our celebration to you." Each garment is ethically handmade in The Gambia. Nnooll is representing The Gambia and Sweden.

The mantra of Nnooll is arresting:

 

"Your Style Is our Command.  You are unique, so why bother trying to dress like everybody else?  

You are playful, yet sophisticated and always ahead of the game.

You are a Style Rebel, and this collection is our celebration to you."

Each garment is ethically handmade in The Gambia.

Nnooll is representing The Gambia and Sweden.

Sherene Melinda is a London-based designer handbag brand with a unique, South African inspired style. Their current collection of contemporary handbags each feature authentic, vibrant, springbok hair-on-hide and the finest quality leathers both inside and out.  The story of this brand began over two years ago when owner and creative director Sherene returned to the busy streets of London in the search for a new adventure. She  was motivated to make the move and start a fashion brand after she first discovered the springbok hair-on-hide, and believed that the sustainably sourced material would fill a space in the London and international fashion markets.  Motivated by the desire to give everyone the opportunity to express him or herself through fashion, the brand strives to combine a universal use of colour and trend, suitable for those leading a cosmopolitan lifestyle. They have just released their Newest Collection, which includes the brand's first unisex bag and is an important milestone in their aim to create fashion that reflects the inner vibrancy of every individual. Sherene Melinda is representing South Africa

Sherene Melinda is a London-based designer handbag brand with a unique, South African inspired style. Their current collection of contemporary handbags each feature authentic, vibrant, springbok hair-on-hide and the finest quality leathers both inside and out. 

The story of this brand began over two years ago when owner and creative director Sherene returned to the busy streets of London in the search for a new adventure. She  was motivated to make the move and start a fashion brand after she first discovered the springbok hair-on-hide, and believed that the sustainably sourced material would fill a space in the London and international fashion markets. 

Motivated by the desire to give everyone the opportunity to express him or herself through fashion, the brand strives to combine a universal use of colour and trend, suitable for those leading a cosmopolitan lifestyle. They have just released their Newest Collection, which includes the brand's first unisex bag and is an important milestone in their aim to create fashion that reflects the inner vibrancy of every individual.

Sherene Melinda is representing South Africa

Onomen are a new street wear, fashion and lifestyle brand. Established in 2014 by Aiwan Obinyan. The journey began small with the first line consisting of men’s T-shirts that were a combination of Nigerian Ankara fabrics and British jersey cotton, marrying Aiwan’s Nigerian heritage with her influences from growing up in the UK.  After a successful launch she took a short hiatus and now this year with a renewed energy as well as some bolder designs they are relaunching with our second collection - extended our ranges into winter wear with the addition of our unisex reversible hoodies and a women’s line of T-shirts alongside the men’s. Onomen pride themselves in not only being a black fashion label; but being a conscious brand that promotes a positive image of and within the black community; actively doing their part in spreading knowledge and educating people about the history, diversity and true nature of the African continent and her diaspora. Onomen’s motto is “Traditional Streetwear:  Ancestral Aesthetics, concisely reflects who we are and where we are going, but also reminds us where we came from.” Onomen is representing Nigeria and the UK

Onomen are a new street wear, fashion and lifestyle brand. Established in 2014 by Aiwan Obinyan.

The journey began small with the first line consisting of men’s T-shirts that were a combination of Nigerian Ankara fabrics and British jersey cotton, marrying Aiwan’s Nigerian heritage with her influences from growing up in the UK.  After a successful launch she took a short hiatus and now this year with a renewed energy as well as some bolder designs they are relaunching with our second collection - extended our ranges into winter wear with the addition of our unisex reversible hoodies and a women’s line of T-shirts alongside the men’s.

Onomen pride themselves in not only being a black fashion label; but being a conscious brand that promotes a positive image of and within the black community; actively doing their part in spreading knowledge and educating people about the history, diversity and true nature of the African continent and her diaspora.

Onomen’s motto is “Traditional Streetwear:  Ancestral Aesthetics, concisely reflects who we are and where we are going, but also reminds us where we came from.”

Onomen is representing Nigeria and the UK

A collaboration between two friends, hailing from Zambia and Sierra Leone, - South meets West Africa as Ngoni  & House of Okosun. Their collection is Inspired by the daily intertwining of their current Western influences and their richly cultural heritage.  Their debut collection is a glamorous celebration of the modern day fashion conscious individual who wants to embrace African fashion with a modern twist. Ngoni & House of Okosun is representing Zambia and Sierra Leone

A collaboration between two friends, hailing from Zambia and Sierra Leone, - South meets West Africa as Ngoni  & House of Okosun.

Their collection is Inspired by the daily intertwining of their current Western influences and their richly cultural heritage.  Their debut collection is a glamorous celebration of the modern day fashion conscious individual who wants to embrace African fashion with a modern twist.

Ngoni & House of Okosun is representing Zambia and Sierra Leone

Welcome to BESTOW ELAN, the 2011 BEFFTA Award - winning women ’s wear label – contemporary in style, inspired by cultural awareness.   Created for the discerning female, I draw my inspirations from both classic and vintage stimuli, as well as influences from her Ghanaian heritage - which in turn gives me the scope to create garments that are often described as timeless, feminine and chic.  I’m a former London College of Fashion student whose experiences within the industry include assisting Jonathon Saunders, the print designer with his first London Fashion Week debut, working on Russian label KISA London’s Fashion Week collection and exhibiting my first collection in central London.   As awareness of the label has increased, BESTOW ELAN has participated in catwalk shows at the V&A museum, at London Fashion week event Africa Utopia held at The Royal Festival Hall, and more recently our catwalk endeavors, proved the label can stand alone amongst its contemporaries… For 2 consecutive years, BESTOW ELAN has showcased its Silence Is Deafening and Antithesis collections at the coveted Arise Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos, which set a high pace for the label. The Rise of the  Afropolitan Woman at the V&A was the next stop, followed by a well received showcase as part of the well acclaimed Myamiko ‘Inspired' charity event.   With all this, and the more recent events – BESTOW ELAN being one of the designers highlighted in Helen Jennings’ fashion bible NEW AFRICAN FASHION, our famous Shrimp Taila Dress showcased on the amazing Hollywood Actress Thandie Newton in a recent NEW AFRICAN WOMAN magazine,  GRAZIA’s Call Of The Wild fashion spread also included our Kra Kra Fly away top within their campaign. I’m happy to say, the appreciation of the brand continues. We were delighted to see our Zumi coat and Taila dress gracing the fashion pages in the Daily Express newspaper on 2 separate occasions, and another front cover on NEW AFRICAN WOMAN was to ensue. What more can be in line for this label? BESTOW ELAN’s designs have been endorsed by celebrities such as Hollywood Actress Thandie Newton, Shingai Shonibare from the band The Noisettes, Writer/Journalist Hannah Pool in the Sunday Times Style Magazine and Kenyan personality Diana Opoti from 100 Days of African Fashion to name a few. Our products are sold worldwide, in particular Japan, Africa and the US, and envisage bigger and greater things for the label in 2016.

Welcome to BESTOW ELAN, the 2011 BEFFTA Award - winning women ’s wear label – contemporary in style, inspired by cultural awareness.  
Created for the discerning female, I draw my inspirations from both classic and vintage stimuli, as well as influences from her Ghanaian heritage - which in turn gives me the scope to create garments that are often described as timeless, feminine and chic.  I’m a former London College of Fashion student whose experiences within the industry include assisting Jonathon Saunders, the print designer with his first London Fashion Week debut, working on Russian label KISA London’s Fashion Week collection and exhibiting my first collection in central London.   As awareness of the label has increased, BESTOW ELAN has participated in catwalk shows at the V&A museum, at London Fashion week event Africa Utopia held at The Royal Festival Hall, and more recently our catwalk endeavors, proved the label can stand alone amongst its contemporaries… For 2 consecutive years, BESTOW ELAN has showcased its Silence Is Deafening and Antithesis collections at the coveted Arise Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos, which set a high pace for the label. The Rise of the  Afropolitan Woman at the V&A was the next stop, followed by a well received showcase as part of the well acclaimed Myamiko ‘Inspired' charity event.   With all this, and the more recent events – BESTOW ELAN being one of the designers highlighted in Helen Jennings’ fashion bible NEW AFRICAN FASHION, our famous Shrimp Taila Dress showcased on the amazing Hollywood Actress Thandie Newton in a recent NEW AFRICAN WOMAN magazine,  GRAZIA’s Call Of The Wild fashion spread also included our Kra Kra Fly away top within their campaign. I’m happy to say, the appreciation of the brand continues. We were delighted to see our Zumi coat and Taila dress gracing the fashion pages in the Daily Express newspaper on 2 separate occasions, and another front cover on NEW AFRICAN WOMAN was to ensue. What more can be in line for this label? BESTOW ELAN’s designs have been endorsed by celebrities such as Hollywood Actress Thandie Newton, Shingai Shonibare from the band The Noisettes, Writer/Journalist Hannah Pool in the Sunday Times Style Magazine and Kenyan personality Diana Opoti from 100 Days of African Fashion to name a few. Our products are sold worldwide, in particular Japan, Africa and the US, and envisage bigger and greater things for the label in 2016.

O’Saunders O’Saunders is a fashion brand which completely represents the ideology of modern day woman taste in fashion. The brand started in 2010 by Olabisi Saunders a fashion graduate with the aim of providing uniquely crafted garments and accessories which gives a sense of confidence, luxury, modernity and functionality to women of different sizes and colour.  The  brand provides both ready to wear and high-end dresses to complement the modern day woman, inspired by the intricate detailing of every thing art, lifestyle, culture of decades past O’Saunders is representing Sierra Leone  

O’Saunders

O’Saunders is a fashion brand which completely represents the ideology of modern day woman taste in fashion. The brand started in 2010 by Olabisi Saunders a fashion graduate with the aim of providing uniquely crafted garments and accessories which gives a sense of confidence, luxury, modernity and functionality to women of different sizes and colour. 

The  brand provides both ready to wear and high-end dresses to complement the modern day woman, inspired by the intricate detailing of every thing art, lifestyle, culture of decades past

O’Saunders is representing Sierra Leone

 

AAugust AAugust is a new upcoming brand that was discovered by Emelda Mbulo and Suwilanji Katuka in 2015. After graduating in Fashion and Textiles, their brand revolves around tailored clothing and textiles, combining the two skills in unpredictable unique ways to create garments that are versatile in accordance to personality. Bright colours, pattern cutting skills and weaving techniques have been a part of their inspiration giving the chance to work with both men’s wear and women’s wear. AAugust is representing Zambia

AAugust

AAugust is a new upcoming brand that was discovered by Emelda Mbulo and Suwilanji Katuka in 2015. After graduating in Fashion and Textiles, their brand revolves around tailored clothing and textiles, combining the two skills in unpredictable unique ways to create garments that are versatile in accordance to personality.

Bright colours, pattern cutting skills and weaving techniques have been a part of their inspiration giving the chance to work with both men’s wear and women’s wear.

AAugust is representing Zambia

Laura Jane Fashions creates multifunctional garments that empower the wearer.  By asking this simple question 'What if one garment could form an entire wardrobe?'  Laura Jane created a transformable collection that shaped the brand and answered that question. The brand proudly uses unique combinations of print and texture to produce outstanding and incredible shape in each garment.  Non-traditional methods of pattern cutting and designing through the use of drape, sees fashion from a unique perspective, where the possibilities seem endless.  The brand recognizes both African and British influences, combining culture and celebrating both styles. Laura Jane Fashions is representing the Caribbean and Zimbabwe.

Laura Jane Fashions creates multifunctional garments that empower the wearer.  By asking this simple question 'What if one garment could form an entire wardrobe?'  Laura Jane created a transformable collection that shaped the brand and answered that question.

The brand proudly uses unique combinations of print and texture to produce outstanding and incredible shape in each garment.  Non-traditional methods of pattern cutting and designing through the use of drape, sees fashion from a unique perspective, where the possibilities seem endless.  The brand recognizes both African and British influences, combining culture and celebrating both styles.

Laura Jane Fashions is representing the Caribbean and Zimbabwe.

Hyness is a bespoke womenswear label aimed at making women feel beautiful and feminine, with the use of delicate fabrics and embroidery. Designing and creating beautiful one off pieces unique to each customer. The theme for this collection is Botanical dreams which was inspired from the love of flowers. The delicateness of the petals, the way they blossom, the shapes and silhouettes they form are very soft and feminine. Hyness is representing Ghana and Jamaica.

Hyness is a bespoke womenswear label aimed at making women feel beautiful and feminine, with the use of delicate fabrics and embroidery. Designing and creating beautiful one off pieces unique to each customer.

The theme for this collection is Botanical dreams which was inspired from the love of flowers. The delicateness of the petals, the way they blossom, the shapes and silhouettes they form are very soft and feminine.

Hyness is representing Ghana and Jamaica.

Même Bête is a St. Lucian design company established in 2019, by Taribba do Nascimento who began designing bags 5 years ago while working in Ethiopia. She apprenticed under a young master leather smith and has since then honed her craft.  Même Bête relocated to St. Lucia in 2012 and has since gained regional and international recognition for her work. The company specializes in leather handbags. Its signature look is African Print mixed with leather, howevermany other materials are used to create unique designs such as burlap, madras and Indian saris. A lover of life and an avid traveller, do Nascimento marries eclectic style with her ethnocentric eye to create unique pieces. The concept behind her bags is to make simple styles that are offset by vibrant colour. Her bags infuse style and fashion into practicality, introducing every woman to the vibrant chic life. Même Bête is representing Ethiopia and St Lucia

Même Bête is a St. Lucian design company established in 2019, by Taribba do Nascimento who began designing bags 5 years ago while working in Ethiopia.

She apprenticed under a young master leather smith and has since then honed her craft.  Même Bête relocated to St. Lucia in 2012 and has since gained regional and international recognition for her work. The company specializes in leather handbags. Its signature look is African Print mixed with leather, howevermany other materials are used to create unique designs such as burlap, madras and Indian saris.

A lover of life and an avid traveller, do Nascimento marries eclectic style with her ethnocentric eye to create unique pieces. The concept behind her bags is to make simple styles that are offset by vibrant colour. Her bags infuse style and fashion into practicality, introducing every woman to the vibrant chic life.

Même Bête is representing Ethiopia and St Lucia

Tiza Designs was created by Tiza Chandwe in 2013 while studying Fashion Design at Capetown College of Fashion Design. Tiza Designs aims at providing women with elegantand sophisticated clothing with an African twist. Tiza Designs also encourages young people that are interested to work harder and never doubt themselves. That's why we plan to have a program where we will go out to less privileged high schools and give them our left over fabric trims which we can teach them to use to make accessories such as bags, earringsand necklaces. These students could end up turning these skillsinto a business. In the same way we will also be helping the environment as the left over fabrics will be used to create amazing accessories.  Tiza Designs is representing Malawi.  

Tiza Designs was created by Tiza Chandwe in 2013 while studying Fashion Design at Capetown College of Fashion Design.

Tiza Designs aims at providing women with elegantand sophisticated clothing with an African twist.

Tiza Designs also encourages young people that are interested to work harder and never doubt themselves. That's why we plan to have a program where we will go out to less privileged high schools and give them our left over fabric trims which we can teach them to use to make accessories such as bags, earringsand necklaces.

These students could end up turning these skillsinto a business. In the same way we will also be helping the environment as the left over fabrics will be used to create amazing accessories.

 Tiza Designs is representing Malawi.

 

A fashion forward, innovative brand that designs and produces male and female bespoke and ready-to-wear collections. Sly Monay came into existence in 2012 as a result of looking at the African culture, way of life, style, innovation and taking fashion to the next level.  Our aim is to give Africa a face all over the world, as a result, we design very stylish native attires that can be multidimensional in the sense that it can serve as an alternative to suits on red carpets, formal and informal events. We rebranded last year 2015 by releasing "The Black box collection". We are set to release the Sly Monay 2016 collection " The Cravat masterpiece : Afro-European collection ".  Sly Monay is representing Nigeria

A fashion forward, innovative brand that designs and produces male and female bespoke and ready-to-wear collections.

Sly Monay came into existence in 2012 as a result of looking at the African culture, way of life, style, innovation and taking fashion to the next level. 
Our aim is to give Africa a face all over the world, as a result, we design very stylish native attires that can be multidimensional in the sense that it can serve as an alternative to suits on red carpets, formal and informal events.
We rebranded last year 2015 by releasing "The Black box collection". We are set to release the Sly Monay 2016 collection " The Cravat masterpiece : Afro-European collection ". 

Sly Monay is representing Nigeria

A collection of Men’s & Women’s clothing inspired by the colour blue… Blue is tranquil, calming and moody. The colour of the mighty sea and the expansive sky, it evokes the excited feeling of cruise travel and far off horizons. Apart from being a great base colour SOBOYE considered Indigo and it’s many hues as the starting point to build a directional collection. Light and dark Denim is used liberally and mixed with African Print to add punch to a sharp collection of tailoring and separates. Vlisco Ankara is used to trim Jackets and trousers whilst full print shirts punctuate the collection. Following on from the successful ‘Afro Dandy’s’ collection SOBOYE trail-blazes with their modern take on design and fuses their Nigerian heritage with their British upbringing… Samson SOBOYE the creative director behind the brand is also the owner of the Afro-Chic Fashion & Lifestyle Boutique SOBOYE, which celebrates and showcases the best in African Design. Also a reputable Fashion Stylist and Central St. Martin’s Graduate, Samson has spearheaded the way in London for the love and appreciation of high-end African designed and manufactured products and is the go-to boutique for many a celebrity and as well as discerning clientele. Having shown at Lagos Design & Fashion Week 2014/15 and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, this will be their debut showing at African Fashion Week London.

A collection of Men’s & Women’s clothing inspired by the colour blue…

Blue is tranquil, calming and moody. The colour of the mighty sea and the expansive sky, it evokes the excited feeling of cruise travel and far off horizons.

Apart from being a great base colour SOBOYE considered Indigo and it’s many hues as the starting point to build a directional collection.

Light and dark Denim is used liberally and mixed with African Print to add punch to a sharp collection of tailoring and separates. Vlisco Ankara is used to trim Jackets and trousers whilst full print shirts punctuate the collection.

Following on from the successful ‘Afro Dandy’s’ collection SOBOYE trail-blazes with their modern take on design and fuses their Nigerian heritage with their British upbringing…

Samson SOBOYE the creative director behind the brand is also the owner of the Afro-Chic Fashion & Lifestyle Boutique SOBOYE, which celebrates and showcases the best in African Design. Also a reputable Fashion Stylist and Central St. Martin’s Graduate, Samson has spearheaded the way in London for the love and appreciation of high-end African designed and manufactured products and is the go-to boutique for many a celebrity and as well as discerning clientele.

Having shown at Lagos Design & Fashion Week 2014/15 and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, this will be their debut showing at African Fashion Week London.

Menswear brand Neopele CONCEPTS was established in 2010 by Okoro Nduka Pele who studied environmental engineering fromUniport Nigeria.  His love for creativity in clothing propelled him to take a step further to studying fashion and designing at a prestigious fashion school in London.   Neopele CONCEPTS aesthetic is to create  state of the art designs and a sublime range of outfits to suit all personalities. Neopele CONCEPTS is representing: Nigeria

Menswear brand Neopele CONCEPTS was established in 2010 by Okoro Nduka Pele who studied environmental engineering fromUniport Nigeria.  His love for creativity in clothing propelled him to take a step further to studying fashion and designing at a prestigious fashion school in London.   Neopele CONCEPTS aesthetic is to create  state of the art designs and a sublime range of outfits to suit all personalities.

Neopele CONCEPTS is representing: Nigeria

Victoria Grace Victoria Grace is a brand that aims to dress women who love elegance, timeless style and luxury.   The brand blends either the East or the West with Africa and closes the taste gap between cultures by creating a unique style; it is the ultimate taste of European-African joie de vivre.   Most pieces are limited and bespoke with an aesthetic towards couture-creation. Victoria Grace is representing Nigeria and Germany

Victoria Grace

Victoria Grace is a brand that aims to dress women who love elegance, timeless style and luxury.   The brand blends either the East or the West with Africa and closes the taste gap between cultures by creating a unique style; it is the ultimate taste of European-African joie de vivre.  

Most pieces are limited and bespoke with an aesthetic towards couture-creation.

Victoria Grace is representing Nigeria and Germany

Alexander II Akande Born in Cameroon, Alexander Akande grew up across the world - Nigeria, Cameroon, DR Congo, Kenya, France, Italy, U.K - and this wealth of cultural experience is vividly expressed in his work. The focus of the brand is on creating quality garments that challenge the perception of African design, drawing on the designer's global cultural experiences and rich cultural heritage. Alexander II Akande is representing Cameroon  

Alexander II Akande

Born in Cameroon, Alexander Akande grew up across the world - Nigeria, Cameroon, DR Congo, Kenya, France, Italy, U.K - and this wealth of cultural experience is vividly expressed in his work.

The focus of the brand is on creating quality garments that challenge the perception of African design, drawing on the designer's global cultural experiences and rich cultural heritage.

Alexander II Akande is representing Cameroon

 

Mary Martin London Award winning fashion designer Mary Martin began a career in the music industry and enjoyed years of success as a vocalist and an artist manager, but her passion for fashion continued to grow. Today, Mary Martin's collections have been gaining recognition as a go-to for looks on the red carpet and featured on shows such as Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Catwalk Show, SKY'S Fashion TV, and has received international accolades including being honoured as the "Best Designer" at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival 2015 in Accra, Ghana out of forty four designers. Mary Martin London is representing UK  

Mary Martin London

Award winning fashion designer Mary Martin began a career in the music industry and enjoyed years of success as a vocalist and an artist manager, but her passion for fashion continued to grow.

Today, Mary Martin's collections have been gaining recognition as a go-to for looks on the red carpet and featured on shows such as Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Catwalk Show, SKY'S Fashion TV, and has received international accolades including being honoured as the "Best Designer" at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival 2015 in Accra, Ghana out of forty four designers.

Mary Martin London is representing UK

 

Lueji is a developing womenswear brand, made specifically to empower women and produce good quality clothing. Most of the materials and fabrics used to make the clothing are synthetic fibres as they provide a longer wear and can look and feel just as luxurious as silk or wool. The brand tries to take the biggest trends and transform it into something unique and new, so that it is recognised for being different and not as just another store with the same or similar clothing to the trends as its competitors. Lueji is representing Angola.

Lueji is a developing womenswear brand, made specifically to empower women and produce good quality clothing. Most of the materials and fabrics used to make the clothing are synthetic fibres as they provide a longer wear and can look and feel just as luxurious as silk or wool.

The brand tries to take the biggest trends and transform it into something unique and new, so that it is recognised for being different and not as just another store with the same or similar clothing to the trends as its competitors.

Lueji is representing Angola.

Blackmarble Designs Blackmarble is a high end clothing label that does casual and formal ready to wear garments. It caters for both men and women who are fashion forward and are not afraid to experiment with fashion. The brand is inspired by all things African, prints and textures.  Blackmarble is representing South Africa

Blackmarble Designs

Blackmarble is a high end clothing label that does casual and formal ready to wear garments. It caters for both men and women who are fashion forward and are not afraid to experiment with fashion. The brand is inspired by all things African, prints and textures. 

Blackmarble is representing South Africa

Catherine-Monique as a brand is about bringing African culture together with western culture through high fashion. It's about providing alternative ways of wearing African prints with a current twist.  Her inspiration for this particular collection is birds. The silhouette of the birds and how the feathers are built up and layered to make the bird, married with African prints. Birds and the African prints carry bright and beautiful colouring, which make it ideal to work together.  Catherine-Monique is representing Ivory Coast and Cameroon

Catherine-Monique as a brand is about bringing African culture together with western culture through high fashion. It's about providing alternative ways of wearing African prints with a current twist. 

Her inspiration for this particular collection is birds. The silhouette of the birds and how the feathers are built up and layered to make the bird, married with African prints. Birds and the African prints carry bright and beautiful colouring, which make it ideal to work together. 

Catherine-Monique is representing Ivory Coast and Cameroon

Tina Lobondi established her fashion label in Notting Hill, London in 2011. Combining African heritage with delicate French couture, her designs are up-market and classic. From India to Congo, materials are sourced globally and the collections are entirely produced in Paris and London. Fabrics are often printed with Africa-inspired patterns and mixed with precious materials such as silk and organza. She has worked with numerous artists including Grammy Award winner and New York based singer Angelique Kidjo, and actress Thandie Newton. Tina will be showcasing at the Africa Fashion Week London 2016 in collaboration with Ngone, a jewellery designer. Ngone's designs are available in necklaces, cuffs, earrings, jewels become headbands and hair ornaments, etc.

Tina Lobondi established her fashion label in Notting Hill, London in 2011. Combining African heritage with delicate French couture, her designs are up-market and classic.
From India to Congo, materials are sourced globally and the collections are entirely produced in Paris and London. Fabrics are often printed with Africa-inspired patterns and mixed with precious materials such as silk and organza.
She has worked with numerous artists including Grammy Award winner and New York based singer Angelique Kidjo, and actress Thandie Newton.
Tina will be showcasing at the Africa Fashion Week London 2016 in collaboration with Ngone, a jewellery designer.

Ngone's designs are available in necklaces, cuffs, earrings, jewels become headbands and hair ornaments, etc.