African fashion has gradually walked its way to the global fashion scene. The new penchant for African fashion styles amongst westerners is no longer news. We will briefly discuss the top 10 African fashion designers.
Adama Paris : Adama Ndaiye is DFW organizer, and well known in Africa’s fashion scene. This designer is based in Senegal.
2. Christie Brown: Christie Brown is a Ghanian fashion designing outfit owned by Aisha Obuob. She is known for her recent tie-dye fashion collection.
3. Thula Sindi: This brand is best described as an elegant and edgy South African brand.
4. Maki Oh– This young Nigerian designer is known for striking a balance between playful and classic. Her designs have graced the New York runways.
5. Gavin Rajah: South Africa: South Africa’s Gavin Rajah is a famous African designer. Her gowns have been used by celebrities and many high-class women all over the world.
6. Jewel by Lisa: This is a Nigerian design outfit owned by talented Nigerian lady Lisa Folawiyo who has dressed celebrated Nollywood artists.
7. Taibo Bacar : Taibo Bacar is a Mozambican designer with an interesting collection for every woman.
8. Mimi Plange: This Ghanaian-born designer Mimi Plange has dressed the former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama at a 2012 United States of American talk show.
9. Sindiso Khumalo: Sindiso Khumalo is another African rising star from South Africa. She specializes in women’s’ wears. This South African designer crafts with very keen attention to textile designs and this, in turn, makes her designs stand out. Her skirts and tops are usually created with a playful outlook as an outcome. She has made skirts for Michelle Obama for her day to day outings.
10. Pooja Jeshang: Pooja Jeshang is a Tanzania fashion designer. Pooja Jeshang has very attractively beautiful designs but with very flashy and colorful patterns which may be a little over the top for women with different taste. She also designs accessories like embroiled clutch and beads.
Most of the above listed African fashion designers have been in the African fashion plain for a good number of years while some of them just emerged and are fast taking over.