Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg
Mercedes Benz has partnered with Africa Fashion International to bring you Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg, which will be followed by two other fashion weeks later in the year. The association between AFI and automaker Mercedes Benz was announced last Thursday at the launch held in Hyde Park.
More than 25 designers will showcase their collections this year. Thula Sindi, David Tlale, Gavin Rajah, Kluk CGDT, C-Squared, Fabiani, Abigail Betz, Black Coal Clothing, Spero Villioti and Thabani Mavundla are just some of the designers set to show their collections. Speaking at the launch Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe said the launch of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg was timely and significant. “Timely because this is our first event of the year and it sets the tone for all the fantastic events we have in plan for this year. I say significant because with this collaboration we are now well-positioned to make Joburg a global fashion city.”
Mercedes Benz took the opportunity to unveil its new C-Class C180 sedan style edition that was specially made for the event.
Arise Magazine Fashion Week Lagos
In other fashion news. Arise Magazine Fashion week Lagos 2012 will be a huge fashion affair this year that will run for six days from the 6th to the 11th of March in three tents at the 5-star Federal Palace hotel in Lagos. 77 designers from six continents are scheduled to showcase their lines. La Quan Smith, Gavin Rajah, Maki-Oh, Mataano, Madam Wokie’s Couture, Adama Paris, Jewel by Lisa, Jacob Kimmie, Kevan Hall and Virgos Lounge are some of the designers that were chosen to participate. Last year the event hosted 5,000 guests, 51 designers, 81 models and 5 musical acts.
London Fashion Week
We have moved on from New York Fashion Week and set our eyes on London Fashion week where several designers hailing from the continent will showcase their designs. Keep an eye on Caroline Charles (Egypt), PPQ (Amy Molyneaux from South Africa), The Tribe Called (Zimbabwe), Nicole Farhi (Algeria), House of Silk (Nigera) and Ozwald Boateng (Ghana) who will all be showcasing their designs.