I’m going to be completely honest with you, before 2015 I knew NOTHING about African fashion. I was completely oblivious. I think my love for African fashion was initially an accident (I know it sounds crazy right).

I remember I was on Instagram and I came across an influencer in one of the first brands I ever discovered – Grass Fields. Once I clicked on their page a whole new world opened up for me, I was falling in love with fashion all over again! From then on I was OBSESSED and I kept coming across more and more brands alike. This completely changed my mind on the idea of African fashion – in my head, it had always been the typical traditional attire we see our mums wear to weddings and on special occasions or just around the house. Can you believe I was ever this naive? Little did I know that African Fashion just like every other type of fashion had evolved with the times and also catered to the younger generation.

In many aspects African Fashion has changed drastically over the years but it still somehow remains traditional with western influences, African designers have gone way ahead to experiment and create beautiful designs using fabrics from all over the world and here are my Top 10;

Maxhosa

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Grass Fields

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Laviebyck

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Tongoro Studio

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Moyo by Bibi

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Chulaap

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Bfyne

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Rich Factory

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Kente Gentlemen

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Ozwald Boateng

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