African fashion makes its mark
Thursday 26 December 2013 - 10:30am
JOHANNESBURG - African fashion has steadily been growing as an industry.
Designers from across the continent have this year once again broken from stereotypes, and highlighted just how diverse and unique this industry is.
Lagos recently hosted its third annual fashion and design week. The event featured some of the biggest stars on the African design circuit.
Among them, Ada Mgbudem, who runs contemporary fashion label Ella and Gabby.
Nairobi also hosted it's fourth annual Kenya Fashion Week. The aim was to show off the country as an African fashion mecca.
Meanwhile, African and foreign designers also flocked to Accra and Dakar. Both events are must-sees on the Africa fashion calendar.
Organisers this year said they wanted to make high fashion accessible to ordinary people.
South Africa was also not to be outdone as it hosted the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
The theme was to grow the fashion industry in South Africa and beyond.
Sudanese-born international model Alek Wek said it's high time the world takes notice of African design talent.