The runway show for Africa Fashion Week New York was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York’s stylish Chelsea Sept. 6. Guests enjoyed collections by seven top global designers from Africa. Check out these top industry leaders to watch.
Issa,left, launched his accessory line Issa by Issa, displaying his luxurious leather pieces that included bags and jewelry at the event.
(Images: Sean Jackman/Africa Fashion Week; Info: Adiat Disu of Adiree)
Khadijah Mouh of Morocco Caftan New York worked alongside her daughter to showcase menswear and womenswear. Her stylized caftans were bold in color creating a fun feel to her clothes. Her style for women was long and flowy with her signature hand embroidered detailing on the bodice.
Pieces by Anaba Wisdom Chidiebube of Weize Dhurm Franklyn were sleek yet elegantly show off the woman’s body in a way that has the traditional meeting modernity. His pieces were highly detailed in how the pieces were form fitting, long or short, elegant and detailed with gold.
Igwedinma Rodney Emeka of Mcmeka showcased 20 pieces of menswear with form fitting suits that highlighted the male physique with style. His suits accentuate the masculinity and elegance of the male form.
Sally Karago of Mcensal showcased 10 pieces that featured traditional African (Kenyan) fabrics like Kikoi with a complement of beaded jewelry accentuating the pieces.
Pieces by Tiagbe of Kososhi were showcased featuring simple, 1950’s silhouettes. with colorful and patterned designs, fitting for the workplace or an elegant evening out in town.
Hazel Eki Aggrey-Orleans of Eki Orleans: Eki Orleans’ pieces were brightly colored and modern in how she combined materials together in a way that uniquely molds it together. She showcased dresses and a bikini.
Africa Fashion Week presents fashion week events around the world, in locales including Tokyo, Italy and Paris. For more information, visit AfricaFashionWeekNY.com.