Style Being Brought To You Via Johannesburg…..

African fashion designers showcased their variety of talent at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2012; October 24th through October 28th. The event, which was only in its 5th year, was held in Johannesburg.

It featured ensemble-artists such as Fred Sathal, Kyra-Moon Halfpenny, Tina Loboni, Millie Collines and a selection of presentations from around the continent such as Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana, and Mozambique, just to name a few.

African Fashion International hosted the event which proved to be a beautiful world-fusion spectacle.

We were thrilled to learn of this production and the brilliance of this Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and simply had to bring it to you as well. Below are a few Pics from the event.


Selections from Fred Sathal:


A presentation by Millie Collines:


A Kyra-Moon Halfpenny selection:

The work of Tina Loboni:


Selections from Taibo Bacar:



African Fashion Designer Goes From High End to Everyone….

London based and noted Nigerian Fashion Designer; Duro Olowu has dressed individuals at  statures, such as Michelle Obama. He is also accustomed to his bold and eclectic clothes being available for purchase at stores like Barneys New York. However, now his captivating African prints, with a 70s flare, will premiere at JC Penney in Spring 2013.

YES! …That’s right Folks! Olowu’s Spring 2013 collection, which will include women’s accessories, apparel and home goods, will be in stores for sale from March to May next year.  The prices will range from $10 to $100 and can be found online as well as at JC Penney.

So if you like your clothes to fashionably “say it loud and say it proud”, you are probably waiting anxiously for this collection to reach a JC Penney near you. I know I am!


Duro Olowu poses with models elegantly wearing his designs


Another one of his vibrant looks…


This captures the transition of the season Oh So Well!….


Olowu brings the drama with this piece…