Top 5 African Fashion Brands that have exhibited their attires at the New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week

It is no longer news that African fashion is getting deserved attention all over the world. African fashion is moving to the next level by getting featured during internationally recognized runway events and some designers have hosted their own runway show. One of the most popular fashion events in the world is the New York fashion week. In this article, we will be looking at 5 of the best African brands that have exhibited their collection during the New York fashion week. This article will focus mainly on African brands that exhibited their attires during the New York fashion that was held in September 2020.

1. Maxhosa by Laduma (South Africa)

Maxhosa by Laduma is a popular knitwear brand, which draws inspiration from the Xhosa rite of passage, could be described as a bolder African version of the Italian label Missoni. The brand started in 2012 and the brand aims to celebrate traditional Xhosa aesthetics. South African knitwear brand exhibited their collection tagged ‘We are kings & queens’ on September 5th by 6 pm.

2. Sukeina (Senegal)

Sukeina is a women’s wear and accessories African fashion brand that was started in 2012 by Omar Salam. According to an article published by, Sukeina is the tangible expression of an ongoing romance between the concept of femininity and creative aesthetics. The brand displayed its Spring/Summer collections on the 5th of September.

3. Orange culture (Nigeria)

The brand was started in 2011 by Adebayo Oke-Lawal. The brand is not just a fashion label Adebayo insists. It is a “movement”. The brand adds an African touch to a creative class of men, translating into a heady mixture of Nigerian inspired print fabrics, colour and contemporary urban streetwear. Orange Culture displayed its SS20 collection on September 10th at 2 pm.

4. Studio 189 (Ghana)

The brand was founded by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah in 2011. The fashion lifestyle brand works with artisanal communities that specialize in various traditional craftsmanship techniques including natural plant based dye indigo, hand-batik, kente weaving and more. Studio 189 exhibited their collection on the 10th of September.

5. Korto Momolu (Liberia)

The contemporary female apparel and accessories line, Korto Momolu focuses on creating art that celebrates the essence of her rich heritage through the use of traditional and luxury fabrics. Korto launched her custom line while working as an independent fashion designer in 2006. Advancing her field experience, she auditioned for and earned a spot on the 5th season of Bravo TV’s hit show, Project Runway. She launched her runway collection on the 7th of September in collaboration with Women Grow, the largest networking organization for women in the cannabis and hemp industry.

In conclusion

These African fashion are doing us proud and we hope to see more African fashion designers in top fashion week events all over the world.

In this article you will see Anifa Mvuemba from Congo, Rich Mnisi from South Africa, Laduma Maxhosa from South Africa, Lisa Folawiyo from Nigeria and Sarah Diouf from Senegal. If you found this article useful, please share it with your friends and loved ones. If you have any questions or special requests, you can reach out to us and we would be glad to help you to purchase and sell African fashion with cryptocurrency in Canada and the United States.

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