• New Projects, New Years, and New Fashions for Suakoko Betty


    Since “Suakoko” means place of new beginnings in Kpelle, a West African dialect, it’s only fitting that designer Charlene Bendu Dunbar is constantly reinventing her brand and expanding into many new projects.  Since taking part in AFWNY 2011, the designer has had an influx of requests for a menswear line and even accessories.  Charlene told …

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  • Fashion Favorites from Fikirte Addis

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    Fikirte Addis is an Ethiopian fashion designer known for many things.  She is known for competing and winning her spot to showcase her fashion during AFWNY 2011, she is known for her light flowing designs and airy Ethiopian fabrics, and as of late she is known for her Eco-friendly/ethical fashion work dealing with natural dyes, …

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  • Timeless Heritage by AsakeOge Couture Makes the Perfect Holiday Ensemble


    AsakeOge, one of the many talented designers from AFWNY 2011 has got you covered for every party or event you’ll have to attend this holiday season.  Their Spring/Summer 2012 collection named Timeless Heritage has a striking red and black color pallette, and is filled with gorgeous sequined cocktail dresses and floor length gowns.  Open backs …

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  • MO SAÏQUE shoes are the “Essence” of Style and Luxury


    Last July, the MO SAÏQUE brand, one of the shoe sponsors for AFWNY 2011 made sure that every model who stepped onto the runway in a pair of MO SAÏQUE heels started off “on the right foot.”  Afua Dabanka, the Ghanian born Londoner behind the elegant creativity that is MO SAÏQUE was recently interviewed by …

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  • Rain or Shine, Gloria Wavamunno’s Fashion is in Style

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    AFWNY designer Gloria Wavamunno’s fashion has always used a unique combination of vibrant textures and colors from Africa to create a new eccentric type of fashion.  Her Spring/Summer 2012 collection named Mensch/Unmensch has gotten the attention of fashion publications and bloggers with her exciting pieces and a new, stylish sunglasses collection.  With a boutique in …

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  • Fun, Feminine, and Full of Color in Funlayo Deri’s New Collection


    Funlayo Deri wowed audiences at AFWNY 2011 with  her elegant womanly designs that said ‘here I am’ in a big way.  Her fashion celebrates the female form while emphasizing curves and gives just a hint of skin, but never too much.  We are excited that she has finally revealed her Spring/Summer 2012 line which is …

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  • Fashion Dream Come True for KikoRomeo


    AFWNY designer KikoRomeo recently launched her new store on the first floor of the Yaya Centre in Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya.  The store is a sea filled with vibrant colors and fashion for everyone: men, women, and even children.  The great thing is, it’s not just clothing, they have shoes, belts, handbags, jewelry, everything.  The store …

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    54 Kingdoms has officially relaunched, reinvented, and renewed their image.  The powerhouse fashion empire has introduced their Genesis Collection and launched their newly designed 54 Kingdoms website.  The company was launched 2 years ago by Nana Poku (CEO) and Kwaku Awuah (President) and have been garnering media attention, and attention from the fashion community ever …

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  • AFWNY designer Korto Momolu Conquering the World


    AFWNY designer Korto Momolu is always on the go.  After shocking the crowd at AFWNY 2011 with not only a wedding gown she designed herself, but a full blown wedding that took place right on the runway she has not stopped showing the world exactly what she can do.  Right now she is helping judge …

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  • AFWNY designer Nadir Tati | Globe Trotter & Fashion Advocate


    AFWNY designer, Nadir Tati, has been traveling the globe promoting the increased investment into the business of fashion. After participating in the USAID and Corporate Council on Africa : 8th U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington D.C. she headed over to her native country of Angola. Tati spoke at the second annual Fashion Business Angola which …

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