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Afrostreet Kollektions from Kenya
Yvonne Odhiambo, the head designer brings this label to the fore describing it as “it’s African, it’s Ankara, it’s Afrostreet Kollektions, representing the African girl child the best way we can, with a bit of western touch to it with a target market that is young at heart.”
The bold House of Wellu from Tanzania
The vision for this label is to create clotting is both luxurious and wearable, with a feminine but unfussy beauty about them. The label’s touch is especially sophisticated: modern but never cold, fantastical but always rational. It has skillfully managed to combine refinement and sensuality, to make fashion that is timeless inits elegance, with an urban inspiration infused with a modern and distinct twist into the use of traditional African print – Kitenge and Khanga mixtures.
Malleni Designs form Tanzania
Peace Malleni was born in Uganda and is a trained lawyer who recently took the bold step to plunge into her passion for fashion by starting her own label: Malleni Designs. She is showcasing traditional Africa influences, bold and colorful prints, also influenced by other cultures from around the world. The brands designs are meant for those who are not afraid to make a statement every time.
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