Fashion month is around the corner. Africa Fashion Week London is approaching its 7th year with tones of events this weekend. But, did you know there has been a fashion week in New York, Berlin, Milan, Tokyo, Paris Miami and Los Angeles as well since 2009? According to Africa Fashion Week website. AFW premier first in New York and has been featured on CNN.
Shoutout to the motherland for providing culture, fashion and style! Who is responsible for providing these qualities, you ask? Check out StyleKontrol’s top African designers watch.
Made in Africa! 28 year old designer Sarah Diouf’s Tongoro line is far from average. This Senegalese designers emerged in 2016 and took the fashion world by storm. Tongoro can be described as classy, interesting yet chic. Outside of her unique designs, Tongoro has had quite the controversy in 2017. Many believe YSL mimicked the young designers handbag that was featured in her 2016 campaign. And later, YSL showcased a very similar hand bag down the runway February 2017. Your thoughts?!
Next, we can’t have a list of African designers and not mention Maki Oh. Designer Amaka Osakwe Lagos based designs have been worn by A-list celebs Beyoncé, Solange Knowles and Lupia N’yongo. The Nigerian designers brand has been feature in New York magazine, Vogue and previewed during New York Fashion February 2017.
So, within the past year there has been a trend of African print clothing from dashikis, skirts, pant suits to accessories. But, why not provide African print tradition with a modern day style? Thanks to Taibo Bacar we are able to receive that and so much more! the Mozambi native quotes his designs to be Determined, Delicate and Classic.
Lastly, accessory line Suave Kenya by Kenyan designer Mohamed Awale. This is a meaning brand that has recently launched this year. Even though the current focus of this brand isn’t clothing, fashion these uniquely made backpacks and messenger bags are in high demand and creating a buzz. Each backpack and messenger bag is hand made using old fabric and clothing. Suave Kenya’s mission is to
Sustain Fashion through revitalization and repurposing.
To shop these brands and to find out more, click brand names above.
With fashion month approaching we hope to see the creative designs for these African designers and more. The motherland is taking over once again!