Wednesday, July 7, 2010


The Africa Fashion Week came to an end on Saturday but the African fashion industry in South Africa was still buzzing excitedly over the first ever Africa Fashion Awards which took place last Monday, 5th July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Jo'burg.

The event was booming and in it were the movers and shakers creating a wave in the African fashion industry, doing their best to promote the beauty and creativity of the black continent. Some were honoured and some were just pleased to be able to be there to rub shoulders and witness the forward thinking Dr Precios Moloi-Motsepe's grand ideas come to light.

According to the Bella Naija website, the winners on the night were as follows:-

Designer of the Year (Africa): Black Coffee
Designer of the Year (International): Duro Olowu
Emerging Designer of the Year (Africa) - Ituen Basi
Emerging Designer of the Year (International) – Bunmi Koko
Retailer of the Year:
Top Makeup Artist: Pat McGrath
Stylist of the Year: Edward Enniful (Ghana)
Accessories Designer of the Year: Albertus Swanepoel
Menswear Designer of the Year (Africa): Stiaan Louw
Menswear Designer of the Year (International): Ozwald Boateng
Male Style Influencer: Michael Jackson
Miriam Makeba Female Style Influencer: Grace Jones
Outstanding Contribution in Photography: Koto Bofolo
Outstanding Contribution for Hair Direction: Saadique Ryklief
Model of the Year: Sessilee Lopez
Most Outstanding Fashion Contribution: Marianne Fassler
Lifetime Achievement Award: Yves Saint Laurant, Azzedine Alaïa and Joseph Joseph Ettedgui
Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Communication:

Enjoy the pictures below!




It truly seems like a fun filled night of fashion!
It is always good to see such events in Africa by Africans. My only wish is that it will someday include more participants from countries all around Africa than Nigeria & Ghana!
All photos by Simon Deiner.

Stay Fashion-ABLE!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When we talk about Africa fashion show do we real based on africa skinny people only or we also see kind of big extra kg and pound?

Have any one thought of extra kgs and pounds lets make be fair.