Although there isn’t a steady seasonal set of trends that take place in Africa, there is every now and then something that pops up and trends for a good month or two amongst the African fashion circles every now and then. And we are always here to spot it or predict it out, and by all means, we think we may just have spotted one.
Not long ago, South African social media fashionista Blue Mbombo set the net on fire when she rocked an amazing look created by South African designer Scalo! Blue Mbombo was adored rocking a beige pencil dress embellished with crystals and embroidered with floral layers.
The ultimate addition to the look was the beautiful waist cape belt worn across the dress. It was definitely a masterpiece by Scalo, however, it wasn’t the only waist cape belt the designer had in his closet. Scalo has been serving his followers on IG and runway viewers an amazing set of waist cape belts and waist cape dresses for years. See six amazing looks below.
Currently, Blue Mbombo has just sparked the internet once again with one of his runway outfits. Very much similar style-wise to the outfit that recently went viral, however this time she rocked something from his recent runway collection. A black embroidered low v neckline bodysuit, once again decorated by a beautiful and longer waist cape belt.
This is not to say Scalo is the originator of waist cape belts, they have been circulating around for years, but once again it seems he might just be the designer to spark this red carpet and elegant style trend within the African fashion circuit. In fact, another designer who cooked up a beautiful similar look with a fabulous waist cape belt is Tuberto Scholtz, see his outfit, beautifully customized for @kxng__patrick. See it below.
See more of Blue Mbombo in the Haute look below.
UPCOMING TOP EVENTS!
Volta Fashion Week, Awards and Honors will be happening this year from 10th-12th February at the serene Holy Trinity Spa and Hotel in the Volta region Of Ghana. Having an array of spectacular designers from both Ghana and other parts of Africa showcasing. This year’s event is fused with a special massage package for VIP guests. Ticket cost ranges from 50 cedis for students, 100 cedis single, 150 cedis double, 1000 cedis VIP and 1500 cedis for VVIP.
The International Fashion Festival in Togo (FIMO 228) has established itself for nine years now as a benchmark fashion event that promotes the talents of designers from all over the world. Like every fashion event, FIMO 228 reflects the art in fashion and all the cultures of the countries represented by the designers present. Presently on the FIMO 228, creators, models, photographers, journalists, national and international media. But it does not stop there. Each year, FIMO228 is part of a logic of commitment to solving the problems of our society. Thus, the 10th edition of FIMO 228 has the social theme “Fashion is committed to protecting the environment” and the artistic theme “Féérie”. Now the dice for the 10th has been rolled;
All-African Leather Fair (AALF): the trade show organizing by The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association
(ELIA) from the first edition in 2008 up to 12th successfully. AALF brings together tanners, footwear and
other leather goods manufacturers, in addition of equipment and technology suppliers, chemical and
inputs suppliers, manpower training institutions, trade promotion organizations, etc from all over the
African companies and organizations are expected to constitute the largest attendance. The Fair is a
specialized one designed to promote the African leather industry and to enable it create an interface with
its partners within the continent and around the world. There is side events included occurring parallel
with the show Panel discussion, Fashion show, Fashion Zone, Leather Talent show.
Due to the Global market situation and the pandemic impact the leather sector in Ethiopia and Africa at
large heavily affected. It is expected that the upcoming AALF trade fair will play its role in motivating the
sector in market expansion, facilitating inter Africa business relation .Investment Attraction, Technology
transfer and etc… To motivate the sector The government starts school shoe and bag project under the
initiation the manufacturing sector “Let Ethiopia produce “ “ Ethiopia Tamret“ as the sector dependent
on inputs such as chemical, accessories and component supplier will be expected in wide participation.
Considering these AALF2023 will Have new components fashion show will be including some Africa
countries participations, Fashion Zone(where many designers will participating by showing the Fashion
trends) Talent show (leather products creativity, any innovation creativity in the sector ) in addition to this
Ethiopia Leather journal upgraded to Africa Leather journal (sector based studies ,research and potential facts for Africa will be published inspirational descriptive motto also included .
Uyo Fashion Week 2022 & SME Bazaar and Fair is a week long event that brings together elements of education, entertainment, and capacity building, using fashion as the driver. The event is designed as a campus style hub that will house a fashion show, masterclasses, skills acquisition, an experience center, and an SME Bazaar. The theme for this years event is Creativity.
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