As we begin Women’s Month let us just appreciate some of the women who are doing amazing work in the fashion industry. These women showcased their incredible designs during the AFI Cape Town Fashion Week in March.
Look out for them as they are doing incredible things in Africa and around the world.
Salima Abdel-Wahab – Morocco
Salima Abdel-Wahab’s range portrays the beauty of Africa through the use of leather and recycled fabric in most of her creations.
“My inspiration is taken from the many cultures we have in Africa. We are also very spiritual people and you can see all that in my range,” Salima added.
Leigh Schubert – South Africa
Leigh Schubert started her eponymous label in 2002 – after gaining in depth experience working in the commercial retail and manufacturing industry.
Her label has been since awarded many accolades, her bi- annual collections all have been critically acclaimed, and she has achieved great commercial success for her accessible, sophisticated yet quirky signature style.
Sarah Diouf – Senegal
Sarah Diouf has a diverse upbringing as her father is Senegalese and Congolese, her mother is from the Central African Republic (CAR), and she was born in Paris but raised in Abidjan. She said all these different cultural influences shaped her and her work and her brand Torongo.
She recently made headlines as two items from her latest collection were worn by world superstar Beyoncé on her recent trip to Italy.
Khosi Nkosi – South Africa
The KHOSI NKOSI garments are inspired by what the brand essence stands for: Strong, Modern, Worldly, Nubile woman who loves and respects herself and pays attention to detail.
Adele Dejak – Kenya
Kenya jewellery designer Adele Dejak wowed the crowd as she showcased her amazing creations from her latest collection.
“African designers are finally being true to themselves without the fear of being discriminated by the world and this is why they are shinning,” Adele said.