2018 AFWT designers

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. This London-based Nigerian designer has been featured in premium runways all over the world.

@adebayojones

ESE AZENABOR

Esé might have been born in Nigeria and grown up in Canada, but she got to Dallas, Texas as soon as she could. Her arrival on the fashion scene in Dallas, however, required a few additional detours. But we think you’ll agree that her creations were well worth the wait. In 2012, without any financial assistance, this self-taught designer traded predictable college life for the wild world of fashion with the launch of her self-titled ready-to-wear line. At her sewing machine, she conceptualized her fascination for heavy hand beading, crocheted lace, exquisite fabrics and embroidery. Inspired by a combination of vintage, African, Middle Eastern, and contemporary European influences, she merged cultures to create her debut of her HauteCouture luxurious collection.

@eseazenabor<

AFRICANA by AJ

Africana by AJ is an exclusively sophisticated fashion brand inspired by the lux of the African lifestyle.  The brand caters to women who have no interest in substituting posh and elegance for anything else. With a design team lead by the highly regarded and globally celebrated designer, you can be sure to receive the highest level of customer service and high quality products when dealing with the brand. Africana luxury offers niche designs and bold prints that are beautifully constructed to exceed their clients needs and expectations. They are excited to debut their first African inspired Haute Couture Luxury collection to the world.

@Africanaluxury

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.

@Houseofruthatelier

EADEN MYLES

Eaden Myles is illuminating innovation in the 21st century of men’s fashion. Our focus is to provide our customers with a one stop shop for well-made, well-tailored suits and accessories which compliment your unique structure.

The Eaden Myles collection is a European Inspired Collection of men’s suits. The right fit is essential in getting noticed in your suit; we have made it our business to take care of the suiting needs for our clients. We deliver High Fashion, High Quality, suits, and carry custom fits; standard fit suits, and slim fit suits. Each of our fits are created to give you a tailored look and fit, complimenting your body type structure, reflecting style, comfort and ultimately sophisticated current fashion

@EadenMyles

PRESTIGE STYLE FASHION

Launched in Sept 2016, by Foluke Olubusi from her workshop in Abu Dhabi, Prestige Styles is a fashion label focused on offering premium quality at an affordable price. Foluke started using the needle at the age of eight, making simple stitches, and creating her own patterns using old newspapers. Her passion to create clothes for real women is what lead her to use her Chartered Accountant background to help her launch a successful business.

Prestige Styles is all about creating functional clothes at affordable prices. Our dresses flatter a woman’s body without being vulgar, we believe and stand for decency in Fashion.   We combine different prints and embellishments with contemporary and classic trends to showcase a woman’s true beauty through fashion.

@Prestigestylefashion

PHEO COUTURE

Pheo Couture is a premium African inspired menswear designer  brand serving Toronto and other cities around the world. The brand is responsible for styling many men in Toronto and providing a sense of class, quality and style. Check him out for all of your custom tailored African menswear fashion needs for every occasion!

@Pheocouture

ASHIRU COUTURE by Esther

The creative director at Ashiru Couture derives her inspirational from her experiences living in different cultures around the world. Born in Nigeria, Africa; grew up in Dublin, Ireland; and now live between Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. She is a recent graduate from the Fashion Design program at the Art Institute of Vancouver. She is extremely fascinated by the idea of creating clothing to change moods or express emotions. The brand focuses on creating luxurious red carpet, evening and bridal wear using stunning, high-quality fabrics such as sequin lace, beads, lace and silk organza. The brand has been featured in fundraisers held by the Royal Thai Consul-General of Vancouver, Little Black Dress Gala and most recently NEW YORK Fashion week.

@Ashirucouture

DIANA MAGESA

Diana Magesa is a Tanzania based fashion designer who creates her masterpieces using waste and local recycled materials. It’s an environmentally friendly brand with a focus on keeping the environment clean. This designer has been featured on many international and local runways and won best costume designer for miss Earth Phillipine2009. This creative brand also participated in many high profile global events including miss universe Bahamas, America, Thailand, China, Japan, Brazil, Africa fashion Reception Paris, Nigeria African fashion reception, 2016 Africa fashion Week Sweden, 2017 Miss universe world Manila.

@DianaMagesa

KWESIYA

Kwesiya is a ready-to-wear and accessories brand based in Canada.
The label specializes in Wax textiles, vibrant fabrics characteristic of
West Africa. Our primary mission is to captivate audiences from all cultures, while promoting the use of African fabrics. From business attire, fresh and casual outfits to special event wear; we create pieces that can be worn for any occasion.

Kwesiya [kwé-si-ya] which means “Mix It” in a Cameroonian dialect,
defines the label and it essence of inclusion Fanny Ngantcheu is the founder and creative director of Kwesiya. She dug deep into her culture and crafted a story that formed the basis her collections: mixture.

Through her designs, she wants to bring uniqueness to your wardrobe.

@Kwesiya_

GERVACY

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.

@Gervacy

ZAHALARI

"Fashion is life and a definite way of expressing our conception, character, passion, goals and arguably the biggest platform to unveil the real you to the world" _ David Ezomoh (2018)

At ZALAHARI, our everyday goal is to create masterpieces beyond perfection, striving for excellence and crafting the ideal look that suits each personality. Famously, we leave no room for errors as our top strength lays within paying key details to stiches, fabric quality, color code, proportionality, latest trend, and the individual factor.

Ezomoh David (zala) is the creative director at ZALAHARI and his obsession with Afro print fabrics plays a huge role in his collections and projects in what he summarizes as 'telling the beautiful African stories'. The Nigerian born and Fashion Art student of Seneca College Toronto, is a master-minder in Afro-contemporary and classic fashion designs.

@Zalahari_

NINIES

NINIES is an online boutique store with tailored ready made print. Ninies attires are hand tailored and are affordable, classy and stylish. Ninies was crafted by a visionary designer with the aim of encouraging women of any age, race or orientation,express themselves while retaining their classiness, uniqueness and attitude. In addition Ninies also offers very unique handcrafted accessories such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings for the modern woman.

@niniesonline

THE FRENCH COUTURE

The Frenchcouture owned by the Parisian designer Joelle Audrey, is a clothing line strongly inspired by color, ethnic cultures and french high fashion.

We at TheFrenchcouture believe the customer is the Star. The girls who rock our styles are adventurous, inspirational and badass. A Frenchie is always the best dressed girl in the room. Her confidence is what truly shines, but her Frenchcouture outfit adds that extra sparkle. We strive to provide awesome service, unbeatable prices and the hottest trends.

Our company is based in the heart of Montréal In addition, we ship globally to Frenchies around the world.

@The_frenchcouture

ANDREAS DRESSES

I am Andrea Smart owner of Andreas Dresses. I started sewing at a very young age of 12 in my home country Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to fashion school I have adapted my own style of designing.   I am very versatile as a designer of African wear, playing with fabrics and colour, creating casual looks with t-shirts and t-shirt dresses and also formal dresses for evening events and proms. I can also stop somewhere in between with beautiful party outfits. My portfolio contains ready to wear looks and my main goal is to allow people to look their best and feel great in their clothes, with a Touch of Africa infused

@Andreasdresses