Africa Fashion Week London has released the names of the designers and brands that will be showcasing their work on Saturday the 8th of August at Olympia West Hall in London. If you have no seen the designers that will be showcasing on Friday the 7th, you can check them here. For those that will be exhibiting, check them here.
AIMEEKU is a newly established African inspired clothing brand based in Taiwan. It is a new tribe of fashion designed with lots of wax prints, colourful tweed, coloured denim, picturesque patterns and more. Its Spring-Summer 2016 collection “Blossom” will be presented at the catwalk show. Men’s and women’s wear, sample sales and discount products will be available at the exhibition stand.
Founded in 2014 by Lydie Djamba and Helen Akenda Ciza, the ALISHA brand is for young and dynamic women. The clothes are very colourful, sportive and ethnic. Lydie and Helen are cousins. They are originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Lydie lives in the Netherlands where the Vlisco wax fabric is made and Helen lives in Belgium.
According to the Athaena, makes custom “luxury bridal and evening-wear for the discerning woman. We are a brand synonymous with grace, elegance and craftsmanship. Our garments are made from fine silks and fabrics, which we source from around the globe. We cut, drape, hand-embroider with love and care in our studio. The result is the trademark of an Athaena gown.”
CarolineBeyll say’s it “is an inspiration of flattering and waist accentuating form of the 50’s dresses combined with flawless and seductive pieces that are Exclusive, Distinctive and Captivating. We offer style that is timeless with gorgeous, out of this world fabric. Our designs are unique, fresh and young at heart and are also fun but sophisticated dresses. Stay ahead of the trends and be a timeless example of fashion at its finest.”
“Chiemelie” is a British based brand that focuses on bringing an Afro-European touch to women’s clothing creating bold, chic and practical ready to wear pieces. Each piece attempts to blend and harmonize the bright, bold, elegant and colorful qualities of African fabrics and with rich, graceful, soft European fabrics to create that trendy contemporary look. From the ascot-ready dresses to the elegant jumpsuits, each piece is set to make every woman feel confident, beautiful and empowered. “Chiemelie” is based in Derby ,United Kingdom.
Farida’s Atelier was founded by Farida Musa Halliru an award winning Emerging African fashion designer from Nigeria. She specializes in women’s bespoke clothing and ready to wear. Her designs are a blend of African prints in European contemporary style. Her inspiration comes from almost anything that catches her eye from Prints, Pictures, accessory objects, Patterns, and even a woman’s Silhouette.
According to Grazee Stitches, it “is a clothing line known for its simple but sophisticated and stylish designs for men, women and children. We encourage the use of African inspired designs for people of class.”
Eyola set up her eponymous label in the heart of London in August 2008, soon after completing her Master’s degree in Milan at prestigious fashion school IED Moda Lab. Before embarking on her own fashion label, she trained at several world-renowned fashion houses, including Alexander McQueen.
Check out the full list and profile of all the designers that’ll be showcasing on August 7th and 8th at the African Fashion Week London 2015 here.