2016 AFWT designers


House of Poplyn

House of Poplyn creates conceptual pieces that combine attention to detail and a contemporary approach to bring out high fashion collections that are unique in perspective and a conversation starter. www.houseofpoplyn.com


Miss Beida

An afro inspired Fashion Company with a western flare. Miss Beida is a brand known for their use of Dashika fabrics to make intricate and sophisticated fashion collections. https://www.facebook.com/Missbeida-fashion-174526926059482/


Cocody Collections

A new definition of the minimalist high-end fashion combined with the charming touch of African print nobleness. This multi-award winning brand caters to both male and female fashion.



ZNA.K Designs is a modern fashion label with a diverse Afro-Western flare. Colourful custom designs (and manufacturing) of clothing for all shapes and sizes. This is an award winning and nominated brand located in Toronto. http://shop.znakdesigns.com/



Stemming from the breath taking island of St. Lucia, head designer Kadeem Faustin brings a fresh take to an old industry, by method of Defiance, Androgyny and African print; Each stitch, is carefully and strategically made. https://www.facebook.com/gervacy/


House of Ruth

House of Ruth Atelier is an innovative and conceptual design Label.As a Bridal design company, it aims to creatively fuse the African and Western cultures together by bringing together great historical traditions in style, silhouette, fabric and construction techniques.



An Atlanta based clothing company whose owner, IssaSorogo, was born in Ivory Coast and was inspired by his father, a master tailor who made clothes for prominent people in the West African region. The Sorobis brand have been showcased on many international runways and caters to both men and ladies fashion.


Kaela Kay

A forward thinking clothing line that transforms cultural fabrics into modern, sexy, yet feminine and fun clothes. Kaela-Kay Collections represents the modern woman who knows who she is intrinsically and stylistically, and who loves to pay homage to cultural roots through fabrics and textiles.www.kaelakay.com


Yomi G

Nigerian menswear designer “Yomi G” creates collections to celebrate an all-round nature of strong men whose personalities carry profound and insightful presence. The urban twist reflects the high culture upon which the designer thrives in his work to complete the ideal vision of a uniquely stylish modern man.


Patrick Asso

The label "Patrick Asso" counts in the world of the Ivorian mode. Housed since 2006 in the district of Attoban in Cocody. His couture exclusively for ladies, is distinguished by a touch of fantasy. For him, the woman who is his source of inspiration allows him to dream, to rave, to project to make this trophy Beauty Queen for a Day, Queen for a night.http://www.patrickasso.net/fr/accueil


Helmer Joseph

The Montreal based luxury brand offers a rare and cutting-edge fashion. The collections emphasize the natural elegance and femininity of her clients. Looking cuts, finishes and more innovative and qualitative volumes fell HELMER creates ever fair and clear for a style resolutely exclusive. www.helmerjoseph.com


Adebayo Jones

The KING OF COUTURE as he is widely known and referred to in the fashion world and Media, Adebayo Jones believes details will set your work apart. The highly regarded celebrity designer creates magic that makes their clients feel Luxury, Posh, Sophisticated and elegant. https://www.facebook.com/Adebayo-Jones-Luxury-149270898485838/

Student Designers

Student Designer Name Brand Name
Zianne Small Janae Welsh
TehilahEkemini Ofuure
NkechiBiosah Cannoball Diva
Cynthia Udeh-Martin Zoba Martin
King B Hector Jr We are Kings
Neece LexynelleReveur
Moda Saki Saki Moda