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Handcrafted bags from Sherene Melinda in South Africa

What happens when you take a woman with a unique perspective on bag design and couple that with a strong commercial head and desire to succeed? Sherene Melinda is a South African company, that specialises in all sorts of luxury leather bags – from clutch and crossbody to tote and multiway. We …

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Designer Focus – Zimbabwe’s House of Mucha

LinDi Mucha is founder and creative director of  fashion label House of Mucha. Now based in Hertfordshire, Zimbabwe born LinDi has always had a passion for Afrocentric wear since her teen years. “I first got into art design whilst in law school”, she said. “Now I’m planning to study Fashion …

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Designer Focus – Alisha from Congo

The Alisha label is a brand for young and dynamic women. The clothes are very colourful, sporty and designed with an ethnic influence. Named after the founder’s great grandmother, the brand stands for ‘Make Fashion Not War’. A great sentiment given Congo’s recent history. Alisha was founded in 2014 by cousins …

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Designer Focus – KZN Fashion Council

Here at Africa Fashion, we are firm believers in commerce over charity. Naturally there are times when we all need to pull together to help fellow humans in a difficult spot, but – in the long term – there’s nothing stronger than a genuine economic uplift in a region to help …

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Interview with Kamari Ademiluyi Co-Founder of AFWL

From humble beginnings just 5 years ago, Africa Fashion Week London 2015 occupied an entire hall at London’s famous Olympia Exhibition Centre. We spoke exclusively with Co-Founder Kamari Ademiluyi about the show’s success and his company’s plans for the future. What started with 20 designers and 5 exhibitors has now …

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Latest Africa Fashion Week News Round-Up

With a flurry of actively around the final preparations, a lot of news is being generated around AFWL 2015. We have scanned our inbox for the three best stories – and here they are! First up, there are the music artists who will be performing at London’s Olympia this weekend. …

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Africa Fashion Week London 2015 is upon us

The weekend is coming and most people are starting to make plans. Do you love fashion and shopping? Are you totally up for the idea of getting lost in inspiration? Then consider heading down to Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) which is on at Kensington Olympia this Friday and Saturday – 7th & 8th …

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Who is Maggie Smith – The face of AFWL 2015

With Africa Fashion Week London looming large, we turn our attention to the face of the show – Maggie Smith. Africa Fashion take a quick look at how she went from being a receptionist to being the stunning face of #AFWL2015 – in a matter of weeks. Until recently, Maggie Smith was …

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FREE TICKETS for Africa Fashion Week London!

On Friday 7th and Saturday 8th August, London’s Olympia will host the largest African-inspired fashion event in Europe. Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) 2015 promises to be something very special, with the latest garments and accessories on show – alongside new designers showing their wares on the catwalk and a large …

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Africa Fashion Week London begins its countdown

Despite being less than 5 years old, Africa Fashion Week London is already one of the biggest and most important events in the calendar. If you’re anywhere near West London on 7th or 8th August, then we strongly recommend you attend, with tickets starting at just £7. Zeitgeist is a …

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Zimbabwe comes to Birmingham with Faraii Simoyi

Saturday 4th July sees the West Midlands city of Birmingham transformed into a Zimbabwean centre of fashion excellence, with a 24-hour event that kicks off at mid-day. Here at Africa Fashion, we are all about celebrating the amazing depth of talent that the continent has to offer – and today …

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What AFWL means to a designer from Swaziland

From humble beginnings four years ago, to a ‘must-see event’ on the UK fashion calendar, the rise of Africa Fashion Week London has been absolutely phenomenal. On 7th and 8th August at London’s Olympia venue, AFWL 2015 promises to be bigger and more impressive than ever. Dumile Dlamini from Swaziland is …

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