Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 194 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!Last week was an eye-opener for me as far as fashion on the African continent is concerned. The South African Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) commissioned African Fashion International (AFI) to put together a fashion show comprising top designers from the continent. Taibo Bacar (Mozambique), Arapapa and Santa Anzo (Uganda), Sindiso Khumalo (South Africa), Alphadi (Niger), Sophie Zinga (Senegal), Tina Lobondi (DRC), Kiko Romeo (Kenya) and MaXhosa by Laduma Ngxokolo (South Africa) were invited to showcase in Johannesburg, South Africa. But they were not just invited to showcase garments rooted in African heritage and re-imagined in a global context. No. Fashion was a big part of the conversation. The designers also attended the Pan African Cultural Congress and gala dinner. More Articles You Would Love VIDEO: African Fashion & Lifestyle Advocate Fuse ODG Burns Painting Of White Jesus & Gets Overwhelming Support ALC, Augustine, Jenevieve Lyons & Craig Jacobs @ South Africa Menswear Week A/W 2016, Day 2 #SAMW At the end of it all, fashion is now a conversation of utmost urgency in Africa, a solution to unemployment and a creative opportunity to launch Africa as a producer of quality goods, not merely a consumer. Where am I going with this? Well, it is high time we all woke up and put our support behind our own fashion designers. You may have your traditional wear but how many designs created by a Ugandan do you own in your wardrobe? Sylvia Owori, Santa, Raphael, Gloria Wavamunno, Kwesh, Brenda Maraka, Ras Kasozi plus so many others are working tirelessly to put Uganda on the world fashion map and making huge strides abroad, but little gains at home. I challenge you today to go buy yourself originally Ugandan designs and have as many as you can, not only to support our own, but also look authentic. The Western world is looking to Africa for design inspiration. Let us celebrate that. Source: observer.ug Read More On South Africa african fashionalphadiArapapaarticlesdesignersDRCkenyaKiko RomeoMaXhosa by Laduma Ngxokolomozambiquenewsnigerplus sizeplussizeSanta AnzosenegalSindiso KhumaloSOPHIE ZINGASouth AfricaTaibo Bacartina lobondiuganda Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail More For You Nigerian Brand Yahara NGR Presents The Lookbook For It’s Modest ‘RAMADAN 2023’ Collection #OOTD: Shanty Town Actress Ini Edo Serves Relentlessly In Her Jaw Dropping Medlin... Jewish Organizations Reject Kanye West’s Apology “He Needs To Do A Bit More... Pretty Sudanese Lady Goes Instantly Viral After She Puts On Blast Her Makeup... 5 Major Reasons Why Your Hair Is Breaking VIDEO: Fox News Host Jessie Watters Explains Kamala Harris’s $100M Check Is A... #BIKINIBAE: Discover Allie Redmond, The Pretty Damsel So Elegantly Serving Viral Swimwear Looks PICS: Nana Akufo Addo Hosts Kamala Harris At A State Banquet Dinner At... Kamala Harris Meets Up With Celebrities Idris Elba, Black Sherif, Sheryl Lee Ralph... Luxury At It’s Best, Take A Look At South Africa’s Amazing Sky Villa... 1 comment Sandra June 6, 2015 - 11:35 am African fashion is the new ish… Log in to Reply You must log in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.