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Lihiya completes its brand journey at AFWL 2015

Regular readers will have seen Africa Fashion covering two designers in recent months. One of them, Dumile Dlamini, presented her full collection at Africa Fashion Week London yesterday – to rapturous applause. We captured the final walk – and the presentation of the designer herself – to give you an …

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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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AFWL 2015 Designer Focus – Amy Ku

As preparations take place for the final ramp up to Africa Fashion Week London 2015 on 7th and 8th August at Olympia, so we have been looking through the designers that will be gracing the catwalk. We will be following a few of them through to the start of the show, …

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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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Testimonials

Real World Experience for Graduates The UK presents a constant stream of shows and exhibitions – as well as a multitude of photographers, models and designers – whose stories can be reported on. In our experience, fresh graduates need more support, digital skills and experience to deliver copy/content that is …

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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 – 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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Designer Focus – Njema Helena

Njema Helena is a fashion company from Nairobi, Kenya, which strives to create modern fashion with an African aesthetic for everyday life. Behind the brand’s unique identity is powerful story of love and loss. “All materials and fabrics are sourced from Africa and production takes place exclusively in Kenya”, they said. “This encourages …

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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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