You may know this Savile row mainstay from his “House of Boateng” docu-series on The Sundance Channel. The former Givenchy menswear Creative Director is known for his impeccably well-tailored suits. In fact, he’s donned superstars such as Will Smith and Mick Jagger in his clothes.
A look at Boateng’s bold hued, razor sharp suits.
This Kenyan design duo, Zeddie Lukoe and Sidney Owino are reinterpreting men’s suiting. Debuting their most recent collection at Africa Fashion Week New York this summer, they sent Masai-plaid inspired suits fit for a dandy down the runway, alongside ankara printed harem pants with matching blazers.
A bold take on masculinity is seen here with this look by Zeddie and Sidney of Blackbird.
After cutting his teeth and perfecting his craft for lines such as Chaiken and Calvin Klein, Darryl Jagga has gone on to create his own line 43.26 aggaj. Full of perfect for any occasion dresses; who says diamonds are a girl’s best friend when you have Darryl Jagga’s clothes?
Ladylike glam is what Jagga’s collections are all about, as seen in this beautiful cocktail dress.
Imagination and creativity surely never fail David Tlale – not when it comes to his clothing at least. He never fails to come up with one inventive collection after the next, each collection promising to be more inspired and decadent than the last.
This breathtakingly gorgeous gown shows of Tlale’s expert hand in design.
Undeniably one of the biggest and best known designers in Africa, with its own manufacturing facility, Tiffany Amber’s beautiful and luxurious clothes are truly Made In Africa. Folake Folarin-Coker’s clothes represent the epitome of the fashionable, glamorous and well-to-do African woman.
Elegant and sophisticated pieces like this are a hallmark of collections designed by Folake Folarin-Coker.
Amaka Osakwe’s line is barely two years old, and already it’s the recipient of much buzz and praise from the Afro-fashionista crowd. It’s quirky and envelope pushing styles make this line wearable – only for those fearless and daring fashionistas!
Sexy, sultry, bold pieces like this exemplify the Maki Oh collection.
Color and flair, with a dash of sophistication, are the active sartorial ingredients that make up Christie Brown. Bright and spirited pieces reflect a love of fashion and of country, with its energetic color intermingled with kente and ankara accents.
Bold and dynamic plays on colors and textures are a hallmark of Aisha’s work for Christie Brown.
Elegant. Graceful Glamour. Want to look like a lady? Put on Thula Sindi’s clothes. A darling of the South African fashion scene since launching his eponymous line in 2006, the Johannesburg native perfected his craft as the head textile designer at Vlisco, the dutch manufacturing company responsible for most of the trade in African textiles.
Sindi’s pieces have a whimsical and lady-like air about them.
KemKemStudio doesn’t rest on its laurels, relying on signature styling. Instead, each season you can expect a different vibe from each collection. The most recent collection can best be described as equal parts cutesy and retro, with a fantastic play on color!
Bold colors and rich textiles are the hallmark of Kemmy Solomon’s designs.
Our very stylish First Lady, Michelle Obama is a fan of Mr. Olowu and for good reason. She’s been photographed numerous times wearing his signature prints all over the world. Olowu has long been a mainstay of
A look from Olowu’s latest collection shows his love of bold prints and love of sophisticated, figure hugging shapes.
Designer Lisa Folawiyo, showing at the ARISE MADE IN AFRICA COLLECTIVE at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, seamlessly blends the traditional African ankara fabric with colorful prints and textures, into unique, modern silhouettes. The result is striking frocks that are fancy, but vibrant and lively enough to still be fun.
Chic, sophisticated looks like this exemplify the Jewel by Lisa Collection.
Pure luxury is this designer’s aesthetic and she draws on unique points of view for inspiration. From the scarrification rituals of idigenous people, to haute safaris, Plange’s attention to detail is always immaculate and superior. We look forward to her upcoming collaboration with Manolo Blahnik!
A look at one of Mimi’s intricate and gorgeously designed gowns.
This young Nigerian designer, showing at the ARISE MADE IN AFRICA COLLECTIVE at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, is the king of sleek. He can pull off slinky and sinewy silhouettes with the best of them, and still flatter a woman’s body. Not just a one-trick designer, he can pull off equally bold looks with just as much ease. He will be making his New York Fashion Week debut as part of Arise Magazine’s Made in Africa runway show.
Tsemaye’s imprint is all about sultry subtlety, and sophistication.
There is hardly a rival to be had for the designs of Deola Sagoe, If you ask us. One of the names synonymous with African fashion, she doesn’t just makes clothes, she creates wearable works of art. Hardly over-the-top, Sagoe’s exceptional clothes unerringly hits the mark at sensational, but never a catastrophe.
Couture coquette is how we describe Sagoe’s flirty, feminine, yet strongly structured pieces!
This line’s moniker literally translates to “twin” in the native Somalian tongue of the twin talents behind this collection. Offering a double dose of style with their blend of wordly, earthy, sometimes retro-leaning designs, Idyl and Ayaan Mohallim are soon-to-be fashion superstars who already have an Oprah appearance and a CNN profile under their belt.
Soft shapes and feminine colors are the hallmark of pieces by the ladies behind Mataano.