Thursday, October 31, 2013

GAVIN RAJAH Spring/Summer 2014 Couture Collection

Gavin Rajah is a renowned South African designer, see his full collection after the jump.

Glitz Africa Fashion Week: Event schedule

Africa’s Fashion showpiece THE GLITZ AFRICA FASHION WEEK returns for the 2nd time with even more panache - 50 runway shows, insightful seminars, exhibitions, parties happening with over 70 international models, top Pan-African designers, fashionistas who will showcase hundreds creative fashion trends.

There will be Musical performance from Jon Germaine, Okyeame Kwame, Gina West, and many others.

Check out the event schedule after the jump.

Monday, October 28, 2013

GTB Fashion and Design Week 2013: Wanaemi

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GTB Fashion and Design Week 2013: Re Bahia

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GTB Fashion and design week 2013: Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

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GTB Fashion and design week 2013: Maki Oh Collection

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GTB Lagos Fashion and design Week 2013: Tumiila Collection

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‘Society for the Performing Artsin Nigeria’-SPAN, is an NGO set up in February 2005 with the aim of creating a world-class standard for performing arts education and expression in Nigeria. Span offers exceptional opportunities in dance, music, theatre and visual arts to talented Nigerian youth, by inspiring, training, and empowering them, so that their creativity is unleashed.
Spanfest Flyer
More details after the jump.

Multichoice Nigeria’s Most Talented Fashion Protégé Competition:

In Search For Nigeria’s Next Big Fashion Star! MultiChoice Nigeria is on a hunt for Nigeria’s Most Talented Fashion Protégé!

Created to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of MultiChoice Nigeria, The Fashion Protégé is a 5-Episode Nigerian Reality Television Series that will air later this year on DStv’s AfricaMagic. Contestants guided by Mentors will compete to be recognized as Nigeria’s Next Big Fashion star!

Continue reading for details and dates.

GTB Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2013: Bridget Awosika Collection

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GTB Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2013:Tiffany Amber Collection

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Tiffany Amber never disappoints, check out her collection after the jump.

GTB Lagos Fashion and Design Week: Odio Mimonet Collection

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This is by far one of my favourite collections. check out more designs after the jump.

Friday, October 25, 2013

GTB Lagos Fashion And Design Week 2013 : Beatrice Black Atari S/S 2014 Collection


GTBLagos Fashion And Design Week 2013: House Of Marie Spring/Summer 2014 collection

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GTBank Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2013: Alter Ego Collection

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Alter Ego is a label by Nigerian designer Nwakaego Maduekwe. See her full collection after the jump.

2013 GTB Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2013: Xclamations S/S 2014 Collection

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GTB Lagos Fashion And Design Week 2013: Samson Soboye Collection


GTB Lagos Fashion And Design Week: Christie Brown Collection

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2013 GTB Lagos Fashion & Design Week: Weizdhurm Franklyn Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

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The GTB Lagos Fashion and design week kicked off on the 23rd of October. Here is Weizdhurm Franklyn one of the young finalists from last year's fashion week.

See his full collection after the jump.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

100% Design South Africa launches in 2014

Top international design exhibition, 100% Design, is coming to South Africa in 2014. The event will showcase the very best residential, hospitality, office and product design that the country has to offer.
South Africa will make its mark by offering one of the most exclusive design showcases when Johannesburg becomes the fourth city in the world to host the trend forward 100% Design exhibition from 6 - 10 August 2014. 

Following in the discerning footsteps of London, Tokyo and Singapore, 100% Design South Africa will be the platform for inspirational contemporary designs in furniture, lighting, interiors, fabrics and product that Southern Africa has ever hosted under one roof.

Gold Coast Trading is a clothing company: Imo youth staples collection

Gold Coast Trading is a clothing company created by Nigerian born, New York based designer, Emeka Alams, which brings together traditional Africa cultures and the Western world. Emeka calls this label his ‘effort to get back to that time’ meaning that time when:“We would gather in large numbers to mourn with those who mourn and to rejoice with those who rejoice. We have forgotten that we came from a continent where guiding, correcting and rebuking children is everybody’s’ task; a continent with green forests, clean rivers and undiscovered natural resources abound.”

See collection after the jump.

Made in Malawi: MIA by Mia Nisbet SS14 Collection

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See full collection after the jump,

Fall 2013 Collection Lookbook from Emerging Design label Tehilah

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Introducing the new collection by 17 year old emerging fashion designer Tehilah Abakasanga titled“Tehilah”.

The collection of feminine retro pieces was created by the designer as a representation of self. She disclosed that the designs were inspired by the colour black and its edginess and importance in her character as a person designer. The Tehilah women is someone who loves to look beautiful and the collection has something for everyone.

see full collection after the jump.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

KikiKamanu Spring/Summer 2014 Collection “THE ABYSSINIAN ADVENTURE”

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Kiki Kamanu, born to diplomatic parents, a Bostonian mother and Igbo father, is the face of her eponymous label which was birthed when she began revitalizing her twin sister’s clothes at age eleven. While with the Ford modeling agency in Boston, she had the honour of walking for several designers including Chanel, and Gucci.
Her latest collection“THE ABYSSINIAN ADVENTURE will be showing at GTB Lagos Fashion & Design Week, Eko HoteL from the 23rd – 26th October 2013.

RTF Update: Nigerian Fashion Designers Seek Government Support

LAGOS - The Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to create an environment conducive to the development of the fashion industry in the country.
Mrs. Funmi Ajila-Ladipo, President of FADAN, Lagos State Chapter, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.

She said that being one of the largest employers of labour with huge prospects, the industry had the ability to serve as an alternative source of revenue for the government.

Nigeria's next Top Designer: Audition and registration dates


Nigeria’s Next Top Designer – NNTD starts off its 1st weekend of auditions on Sat 26th October,2013 @ 1 Cottage Drive off Abeke Animasahun , off Durosimi Etti,
Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Age restriction : 18-30
Registration is from 10 am-3pm so please come early.
For more information contact
For inquiries & sponsorship call: 08074089467, 08023463039,07088800866

Goodluck designers!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

RTF COVERS: TIWA graces the cover of TW magazine and Speaks on Music, Love, Life....

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Cover Story: Chinedu Iroche | Photography: Moussa Moussa | Fashion Editor: Pepper Okwesa-Chikezie | Styling: D.E.E.V.A.S. | Makeup: Joyce Jacob | Hair: TJ

RTF COVERS: Oluchi covers the independent issue of Mania Magazine

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Mercedez Benz Fashion week 2013: 30 top African designers from 15 countries will be showcased in 20 runway shows

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African Fashion International (AFI) will be hosting the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa (MBFW Africa) from 30 October – 2 November 2013. The collections of more than 30 top African designers from 15 countries will be showcased in 20 runway shows in the City of Tshwane, the African Capital of Excellence.

Featured designers represent some of the best of African collections from across the continent and the Diaspora. Highlights include Taibo Bacar (Winner of the 2012 Designer of the Year – AFI Africa Fashion Awards) from Mozambique; Mille Collines from Rwanda; Mina Evans and Duaba Serwa from Ghana; Sheria Ngowi and Mustafa Hassanali from Tanzania; David Tlale,Marianne Fassler and Thula Sindi from South Africa. This exceptional line-up is a testament to AFI’s commitment to excellence in presenting the best in creative innovation and commercial success.

More details after the Jump…