Africa Fashion Week London set to showcase designer talent
African fashion is booming. A new generation of designers are gaining recognition – both because of the sheer strength of their work and as a result of the continent’s rising fortunes. Africa was once seen only as a source of inspiration for big brands – from Yves Saint Laurent’s landmark collection of raffia beaded dresses in 1967 to Burberry Prorsum’s wax prints for spring/summer 2012. But African designers are finding customers around the world and a thriving industry is growing around them.
News Source: Metro.co.uk