“Africa is not all about poverty,” said Sola Oyebade, creative director of Africa Fashion Week London. “We here to prove that.”
Africa Fashion Week was hosted in London for the first time on August 5 and 6 to showcase the vibrancy and global versatility of African and black inspired fashion. More than 50 emerging and respected designers flew in from the African continent and elsewhere to have their fabrics featured on the British runway. In the past, Africa Fashion Week has been hosted in New York City and Johannesburg.
Ahdookeh, designed by Keji Fatai Agoro, appeared as a premier designer from Lagos, Nigeria.
The signature brand and passion of Ahdookeh’s label is embellishments, these pieces are created for women that are confident and adventurous,” Agoro states.
Softer, elegant tones made for a strong contrast on the runway at AWFL.
Womenswear designer Eva is based in London and Warsaw, Poland. How she describes her work? “Clever, yet simple.”
Eva has worked under respected British designers such as Felder Felder and Louis de Gama in London.
MIA by MIA NESBIT
Got old t-shirts? Scottish and Malawai designer Mia Nesbit is an award-winning designer known for her innovative, creative re-cycled pieces.
Nesbit combines the richness of Malawi textiles with Western styling to create fashion with unique, international appeal.
Mia’s designs not only for the love of fashion but for social change. Funds garnered from her work are invested in Malawi communities to help create sustainable livelihoods and local businesses that often suffer from the competition of imported goods.