Photo: Ozwald Boateng SS13 Backstage/African Icons/NYFW via Ozwald Boateng
More press on the recent African Icons Show by Arise Magazine on The Guardian UK:
New York fashion week started with a bang yesterday. Determined to re-write Africa‘s story, five designers by way of Lagos and London lit up the New York catwalk in the Arise African Icons tent with chic women’s and menswear designs. If you thought African fashion was just the odd Accra printed skirt, you couldn’t be more wrong.
Popular established designers such as Ozwald Boateng, showed alongside new talent such as Maki Oh, who is already garnering stellar reviews from the New York fashion press. The runway show was all about glamour, with African prints reworked and updated for the spring season, stunning silk and lace womenswear designs and show stopping, floor-length cocktail dresses – proving what African designers have long been saying – they are more than just their prints, but when they do a print, boy, do they do it well.
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