Wednesday, 12 August 2015

PRESS COVERAGE FROM AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON

VanElse

Van Else

Tangerine

Tangerine

Eyola

Eyola

Sifaye Haidar
Sifaye Haidar


Sifaye Haidar

Soraya da Piedade Lda

Soraya da Piedafe Lda

Yadah Exclusive

Caroline Beyll

Sarah Arthman

Nsoromma by Tribal Pieces

Nsoromma by Tribal Pieces

Mary Martin London



I was lucky enough to gain a press pass to Africa Fashion Week London over the past weekend and I must say I was pretty impressed with the show they put on. I was equally impressed with the majority of the catwalk pieces that hit the runway. Given that it was my first time at AFWL, I found it quite difficult to enjoy viewing the collections whilst also trying to capture a few decent shots at the same time. 

I attended the Saturday show and I have decided to share a few of my favourites from the  the catwalk. As you can see in the pictures above there was the use of the traditional African ankara fabric along with animal prints and pops of bright vibrant shades which to represent the African heritage and culture.

I quite liked the designs from the Eyola collection which featured some great evening wear. The stand out pieces from her collection would have to be the sheer fitted top with the fitted red skirt with black fringe bits along the hem as well as the burgundy sweetheart neckline gown.I felt as though I was in the middle of a safari park when the Soraya da Piedade Lda collection hit the catwalk, watching the army of models strutting down the catwalk for the finale walk of the Soraya da Piedade Lda show was like watching a heard of wild animals strutting through leafy bushes with pride. I loved his use of animal prints over structured shapes and billowing designs.

The overall atmosphere over the course of the day at Africa Fashion Week London was incredibly fun and along with the sounds of African music filling the venue, it made for a joyous occasion to celebrate fashion across the African continent.
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