Meet the Second Group of Joburg Fashion Week 2023 Designers

Meet the Second Group of Joburg Fashion Week 2023 Designers

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In a world where style is the language, we all speak, Africa Fashion International's Joburg Fashion Week 2023 emerges as the ultimate runway for the fashion connoisseur.

From November 8th to 12th, at the forum| campus in Bryanston, Johannesburg will transform into a dazzling showcase of design brilliance, with an impressive line-up of Pan-African designers set to redefine the fashion landscape.

The talented designers showcasing at Joburg Fashion Week 2023 

With unrivalled talent and a remarkable eye for detail, these designers will unveil collections that speak volumes about Africa’s fashion industry, drawing inspiration from their diverse roots across the continent. Each stitch, every fabric choice, and every daring silhouette will tell a story, weaving together narratives that connect us all.

We're thrilled to introduce the second group of talented designers who will be lighting up the Joburg Fashion Week runway. They join the previously announced designers: Siphosihle Masango, Tumi Nakedi, Londeka Buthelezi-Ndaba, Bongiwe Walaza and Sello Medupe. Read about them here. 

Alia Bare - Celebrating Women and Style

Alia Bare at Joburg Fashion Week

Now a mainstay on the AFI Fashion Week runways, Alia Bare, from Niger, started her label in 2015. The Dakar, Senegal based designer’s design ethos is all about celebrating women and their unique shapes. Alia pays attention to the details and uses high-quality materials to create clothes that look great and feel comfortable. Her designs are all about African luxury, but they're also easy to wear.

Tshepo Rakale - Unique Take on Menswear

Tshepo Rakale at Joburg Fashion Week

Tshepo Rakale, a self-taught designer from Soweto, South Africa, is behind Gvllvnt. Gvllvnt is known for its formal and streetwear styles that represent South African flair. A favourite of South Africa’s leading men, his attention to detail and pursuit of luxury, makes him one of the most exciting menswear designers in South Africa.  If you want to stand out in a crowd, Gvllvnt has you covered.

Bathini Designs - Quality and Independence

Bathini Designs Joburg Fashion Week

Making her AFI Fashion Week debut at Joburg Fashion Week, is Bathini Kowane, who started her business in 2015 from her living room. She's a self-taught designer and pattern-maker with a background in corporate banking. What started as custom designs has now grown into ready-to-wear collections sold online and in South African boutiques. Bathini Designs is all about women feeling comfortable in their skin and making a statement.

Tumie Mohoasa - Timeless Style

Tumie Mohoasa Joburg Fashion Week

Tumie Mohoasa, the creative force behind Nguo in Gaborone, Botswana, draws inspiration from her happy childhood. Nguo designs are all about contemporary style with a touch of delicacy, extravagance, and captivating beauty. You'll find modern glamour mixed with luxury in every piece.

Papy Kaluw – Urban Chic

Urban Zulu Joburg Fashion Week

From the vibrant heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo comes Papy Kaluw, the creative genius behind Urban Zulu. His brand, an embodiment of an urban paradise, seamlessly fuses functionality with spirituality. With his signature prints and garments that combines urban style with a spiritual philosophy, Urban Zulu offers ready-to-wear and custom clothing and accessories. The name "Urban Zulu" represents an urban paradise where style meets spirituality.

Joburg Fashion Week 2023: Don't Miss Out!



Secure your tickets now and join the fashion elite at Joburg Fashion Week 2023. It's time to celebrate the diversity and splendour of African fashion on a world-class stage. Get ready to strut your stuff and make a fashion statement that echoes from Joburg to the fashion capitals of the world!

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