27 African Fashion Designers Who Are Killing The Game
1. Suakoko Betty
Atlanta-based owner and creative director Charlene Dunbar was born in Liberia. She makes dresses, jumpsuits, skirts, and accessories. You can find her designs here.
2. Andrea Iyamah
The line, owned by Nigerian designer Dumebi Iyamah, is known for bold, bright swimsuits with body-flattering cutouts. Check out the selection on the Andrea Iyamah site.
4. House of Tayo
The Rwanda-based brand sells scarves, shirts, ties, and more. To shop, check out their store.
5. Gitas Portal
The line’s founder is of Sierra Leonean and Bajan descent. She makes dresses, skirts, and even ankara-detailed coats. Find the whole collection here.
6. Mujo Six
The brand, which makes clothing for all genders, even has a section of its site specifically dedicated to dashikis.
7. Loza Maléombho
The Côte d’Ivoire-based brand sells stunning womenswear and accessories. Check out the designs here.
8. Sika Boutique
The UK-based online shop sells dresses, skirts, and jackets made and sourced in Ghana. Shop the selection here.
9. Gho Gho Goods
Gambian, Sierra Leonean, and African American designer Lamiah Gholar makes gorgeous crop tops and maxi skirts. Her spring/summer collection will go live in April 2016, and you can find it here.
10. A Leap Of Style
The line features gorgeous shirts, dresses, and menswear, which you can find on its Etsy shop.
11. House Of Sarah
The line specializes in hyper-feminine cuts, but the skirt has
pockets! Find more in the shop.
12. Mizizi Shop
Mizizi, which means “roots” in Swahili, sells jerseys that rep both African nations–like these Zimbabwe and Rwanda hockey jerseys–and give a nod to the U.S.-born Black Lives Matter movement. You can find them all here.
13. Kahindo Mateene
The Congolese designer was a contestant on season 2 of “Project Runway.” Her collection will be available soon, so check her Instagram for updates.
14. Totally Ethnik
The Ghana-based brand was featured on the television and web series “An African City.”These pieces come from the new Ebene collection, which features bold dresses, skirts, and more. Shop here.
15. Yetunde Sarumi
Sarumi makes womenswear from ankara, like this light spring coat. A portion of the line’s profits are given to the Africa’s Daughters Foundation. You can check out the shop here.
16. Jembere Eyewear
The sunglass brand’s name means “my sunset” in Amharic, Ethiopia’s official language. Find it here.
The Kenyan designer, who makes coats, dresses, and skirts, can be found on Kisua, a marketplace specifically dedicated to African lines.
18. D’Piper Twins
The New York-based twins are also models. Their line features a broad range of prints in flattering shapes–everything from maxi skirts to crop tops to tunics. Find it all here.
The womenswear brand was created by Tanzania native Lilian K Danieli, who makes jewelry and accessories in addition to apparel. You can shop the line here.
20. The Prodigal Daughter
Australia-based Zambian designer Phoebe Mwanza makes both clothing and beauty products. Find her work here.
The South African brand sells bags, hats, ties, and more. Check it out here.
The Ethiopian-Australian label is selling pre-orders for its crisp, clean fashions. You can place an order here.
23. Znak Canada
The label also sells womenswear, like this stunning dashiki ball gown. Check out the whole line here.
24. Mélange Mode
Designer Yvonne Ghyselinck Pearson mixes prints from “back home” with flirty, sexy cuts in dresses, skirts, and pants. Check out her Etsy.
25. Zeyna Iman
The New York-based designer and visual artist makes hand stitched chokers from authentic Gambian batik print fabric. Find her shop here.
26. Modern Pharaoh
The shop sells hats, shirts, and jerseys. It’s part of Liberian creative Adam Smarte’s network for artists, designers, and crafters. Check out the selection here.
27. Farida’s Style
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Eritrean designer Farida Deglel makes hyper-feminine dresses inspired by her homeland. You can shop the selection here.