The growing rise of African influence in fashion was most notable in the Made In Africa collection that was showcased in New York fashion week this autumn by Arise Magazine. From the Ankara of west Africa, to the Kente in Ghana and the Leso in East Africa we have strutted our stuff to all corners of the world. All in all 2011 has been a great year for fashion and below are some of my favourite highlights.
Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood are some of the designers who chose to get their inspiration from Mama Africa.
The growing trend of 'the fashion market' in Africa includes Le Petit Marche in Lagos Nigeria, the Nairobi Fashion market and the recent addition Soko Stingo in Accra Ghana.