“We are a growing market in terms of population and buying power and Africa-to-Africa trade is on the increase, so we are our own future.”
Read African Fashion’s International Renaissance by Janet Christie
The ethical stance of the continent’s creatives is helping to drive a renaissance in African fashion with Michelle Obama wearing bold prints in the White House and the likes of Heidi Klum on the red carpet, African fashion is making its mark. From designer, with Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Africa collection, which blends the Kings Road with Kenya, to online with ASOS AFRICA, produced in collaboration with a rural Kenyan community north of Mombasa, to high street, with African prints from Zara to Topshop, there’s a renaissance in African fashion.
It’s always been an influence on the western catwalk…