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The Top 5 African Fashion Designers In 2022.

Fashion design is on of the best careers in 21st century. And for these reason today I bring you the top 5 Fashion designers in Africa 2022.

1. Laduma MaXhosa.

South Africa’s fashion poster boy has been causing a stir for a while now, both here and abroad. His hugely popular knitwear brand, MaXhosa by Laduma, which draws inspiration from the Xhosa rite of passage, could be described as a bolder African version of Italian label Missoni. It has already garnered a huge following around the globe including several cast members of “Black Panther”, who wore MaXhosa’s designs to the world premiere of the smash hit movie.

2. Imane Ayissi.

You could say that art runs in Imane Ayissi’s blood. Born in Cameroon to a champion boxer father and “Miss Cameroon” mother, he toured the world as a member of the “Ballet National du Cameroun” before working as a successful male model for the likes of Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent and Valentino. Eventually following his true passion, he turned himself into a fashion household name thanks to his successful couture and prêt-à-porter lines, which seamlessly blend African tribal art with Parisian Haute Couture.

3. Lisa Folawiyo.

Having perfected the art of wearing “Ankara” (local West African cloth) through the use of ornate embellishment, Lisa Folawiyo transformed the textile to create a highly covetable print. Garments are handcrafted by expert artisans, a painstaking process taking up to 240 hours. The result has been an international runaway success Folawiyo’s designs have been shown at New York Fashion Week, and can be admired on celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o and Thandie Newton.

4. Katungulu Mwendwa.

Kenya. Growing up in Nairobi, Katungulu Mwendwa spent much of her childhood observing her late grandmother, who sourced materials from local artisans for her curio shop. Passionate about Kenya, the budding designer returned home as soon as she had completed her fashion degree in London to start her own contemporary fashion line. Experimenting with innovative fabrics, traditional methods and modern techniques, her timeless casual and semi-formal designs are fast gaining an international following.

5. Prime Obsession.

Profiled in fashion bible Vogue earlier this year, design duo Shelley Mokoena and Keneilwe Mothoa are part of a new wave of designers taking Johannesburg by storm. As is appropriate for self-made Millennial entrepreneurs, their career began on Instagram, where they showed off a series of once-off, personalised items from local thrift stores. Now they are about to hit the global stage with the launch of Prime Obsession as an international contemporary brand with a minimalist design aesthetic watch this space.Thank you for reading this article please remember to like, share, comment and follow me up for more articles updates.

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