An exciting line-up of some of Africa and the diaspora’s most significant designers will descend on Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, from October 24-28 to unveil an array of captivating collections in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2012.
Presented by African Fashion International (AFI), the Gateway to Fashion & Lifestyle, Africa’s most prestigious fashion gathering is being held for the first time at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg’s definitive destination for high street fashion, sophisticated style and urban culture.
With more than 20 shows over four days, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa will present designers from South Africa, Cote D’Ivoire, Morocco, Mozambique, Cameroon, Rwanda, Angola, DRC, Trinidad, New York, Nigeria and Ghana – all of whom have been chosen for their standards of global relevance and commercial viability along with a distinctive design that exemplifies African creativity.
“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa is the authentic contemporary African Fashion gathering, bringing together and honouring designers from the four corners of the continent and the African diaspora. This global platform for the African fashion aesthetic showcases the global relevance and commercial viability of our industry along with innovation and distinctive design,” says AFI Executive Chairperson Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe.

This year MBFW Africa truly crosses borders and from the diaspora New Yorker Kevan Hall is one of Hollywood’s go-to red carpet designers with his philosophy of glamour with a modern sensibility while, from the Caribbean, Anya Ayoung Chee Anya’s unique, top quality designs are inspired by the beauty of the islands along with a modern, elegant interpretation.

Others designers include:
Jacob Kimmie
Gavin Rajah
Craig Native
David Tlale
Marianne Fassler
Thula Sindi 
Dax Martins
Angola’s Shunnoz Fiel 
Tekasala Ma’at Nzinga
Ngozi Ochonogor of U.mi-1
Maki Oh 
Deola Sagoe
Ituen Basi 
Laurence Chauvin Buthaud, Laurence Airline
Mustafa Hassanali
Amine Bendriouich  
Eliana Rodrigues Murargy’s Murade 
Taibo Bacar
Duaba Serwa
Kiki Clothing
Mimi Plange
Mille Collines
Tina Lobondi
Elie Kuame 
Maito Marimo 
Zuvva by Joyce 


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