African fashion is booming. A replacement generation of designer’s square measure gaining recognition each owing to thanks to attributable to the shear strength of their work, and as a result of the continent’s rising fortunes. Continent was once seen solely as a supply of inspiration for giant brands from Yves Saint Laurent’s landmark assortment of raffia beaded dresses in 1967 to raincoat Prorsum’s wax prints for spring/summer 2012. However, African designers’ square measure finding customers around the world and also the thriving business is growing around them.
Africa fashion week London (AFWL), it’s in its second year and was the concept of Nigerian Entreprenuer Ronke Ademiluyi. “I aim to make additional visibility for African designers and make a one-stop-shop for the public, and that we were expecting five hundred folks last year however nearly five thousand turned up.” it had been one thing folks had been watching for. This year AFWL showcases sixty designers, together with Adebaya Jones, acknowledged for his lavish evening and bridal wear. “As I used to be galvanized by Yves Saint Laurent, I hope my participation can inspire young designers