Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014 Announces Schedule & Showcasing Designers

As the international fashion weeks have wound up around the world, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week announces its schedule and showcasing designers, who are set to participate in 16 shows across for four days, from October 29th to November 1st.

As Africa’s premiere trans-seasonal fashion platform, this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa will see over 30 of the continent’s foremost established and emerging designers converge on Melrose Arch, Johannesburg to present their latest collection with the event’s theme titled “Our Heritage Re-imagined.”

Africa’s top name talents are schedule to showcase, including Ivory Coast’s Laurence Airline, Ghana’s Christie Brown, Nigeria’s Iteun Basi and Mai Atafo, and South Africa’s David Tlale, who recently revealed his Spring/Summer’15 collection at New York Fashion Week (see it, here).

Below is the provisionl schedule for the four-day showcase, though for more information about the event, please visit the African Fashion International website,  here;


Kibonen (Cameroon)
Intisaar (Zimbabwe)
Mille Collines (Rwanda & Kenya)
Taibo Bacar (Mozambique).
The ELLE Rising Star 2014 show will see finalists Chris Dawson, Tamara Cherie Dyson, Frances Pauls, Kelli Botha, Nadia Viljoen, Jeandri Britz and Michelle van der Westhuizen compete for the coveted accolade, and the chance to design a capsule collection for retail clothing chain, Mr Price.

Tina Lobondi (DRC)
Marianne Fassler (South Africa)
Spero Villioti (South Africa)
Mai Atafo (Nigeria)

Sheria Ngowi (Tanzania)
John Kaveke (Kenya)
KikoRomeo (South Africa)
Christie Brown (Ghana)
Loza Maleombho (Cote d’Ivoire)
Ituen Basi (Nigeria)

The showcase will close out in style on Day Four, beginning with the much-anticipated capsule collections of the AFI Fastrack™ winners, Rich Mnisi, Jessica Ross, Nazneen Kagee and Tuelo Nguyuza, who will vie for the title of AFI Young Designer of the Year. Thereafter, the City of Tshwane Presents Show will bring designs from Archiebald Monyepao, Dennis Maponya and Neville Masondo to the ramp.

Following this, Murade (Mozambique), Nana Brenu (Ghana), Laurence Airline (Cote d’Ivoire) and David Tlale (South Africa) will unveil their latest collections and bring MBFW Africa 2014 to an elegant conclusion.

There will also be a glittering ceremony at the prestigious, annual African Fashion Awards on the 2nd of November.


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