New York Fashion Week wrapped up with a bang thanks in part to Arise Magazine’s highly-anticipated Made in Africa Spring 2012 Designer Collective Show. The real thrill of NYFW is of course how folks translate style to suit their personality. The African fashion industry witnessed the creativity that the chosen five African designers produced. Jewel by Lisa (Nigeria), Bunmi Koko (London), Lanre da Silva Ajaye (Nigeria), Pierre-Antoine Vettorello, Tsemaye Binite (Nigeria) and Kluk CGDT thrilled the audience with a breaktaking mix of vintage and contemporary designs.
We present the very best of Real Style at Made in Africa Spring 2012 show.
Who: The 4 Aces Date Fashion Bloggers – Kaven, a friend, Cookie, and Abby
Occupation: fashion bloggers and stylists
Outfit: Zara, Christian Louboutin heels, and vintage
Occupation: Fashion designer and stylist
Outfit: vintage black sequin tunic
Who: Jeanette E. Toomer
Occupation: Fashion historian
Outfit: Helmet Lang pants and Uniqlo denim shirt
Who: Funmi Babs-Dada, Phillis Kwentoh, and Jennifer Nwamani
Occupation: Tax Advisor, Essence Magazine photographer, and stylist/model
Outfit: Phillis is wearing a vintage bodysuit with H&M pants. Jennifer’s wearing a H&M jacket and Urban Outfitters purse and vintage earrings. Funmi’s in vintage.
Who: Barbara Biosan and a friend
Occupation: Fashion design student at Parson New School
Outfit: Barbara’s wearing her own designs with a D&G bag.
Who: Rosemary Kokuhilwa
Occupation: fashion stylist and blogger of FashionJunkii.com
Outfit: white Zara blouse, custom Maasai printed pants, YSL mohawk blue suede pumps, YSL muse bag, YSL “Arty” rings, and beaded necklace by Binti Africa.
Photos by Chioma Chinweoke