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HauTe’s Fantasy50 Designers for Arise Magazine Fashion Week’s Debut in Lagos, Nigeria ’11.

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Award Shows & Fashion Weeks are just some of our Favorite things to look forward to in the beginning of the year, but this year hit us with more exciting news. Another guilty pleasure had been added to the list, and that’s the debut of Arise Magazine Fashion Week in Nigeria. YES, ARISE MAGAZINE, Africa’s first global style and culture magazine as with ARISE AFRICA FASHION COLLECTIVE, this showcase will come as the fitting end to the traditional fashion season after Paris Fashion Week and is designed to compete with and complete the world’s global Fashion Weeks. The ARISE MAGAZINE FASHION WEEK will end with the ARISE MAGAZINE FASHION AWARDS on the night of 13 March 2010. In the meantime, and in anticipation of Arise Magazine Fashion Week, the HauTe Team couldn’t stop fantasizing about which designers around the African Continent will be showing, so before they release their official list, this is HauTe’s Fantasy50 in alphabetical order:

Abigail Keats (South Africa):

Aschobi (Sierra Leone):

Azzaro (Tunisia):

Azzedine Alaia (Tunisia):

BCBGMaxAzriaGROUP; Tunisia (BCBG + Herve Leger + Max Azria):

Black Coffee (South Africa):

Boudoir D’huitres (Ghana):

Bridget Awosika (Nigeria):

Bunmi Koko (Nigeria):

Chichia London (Tanzania):

Christie Brown (Ghana):

Craig Jacobs (SouthAfrica):

David Tlale (South Africa):

Deola Sagoe (Nigeria):

Duro Olowu (Nigeria):

Farai (Zimbabwe):

Gavin Rajah (South Africa):

Gert Johan Coetzee (South Africa):

Gloria Wavamunno (Uganda):


Grey (Nigeria):

Ituen Basi (Nigeria):

Jewel By Lisa (Nigeria):

Kemkemstudio (Nigeria):

KlukCDGT (South Africa):

Kreyann (Cameroun):

Lalesso (South Africa):

Lanre Da Silva (Nigeria):

Lanvin (Morroco):

Loin Cloth & Ashes (Tanzania):

Lola Faturoti (Nigeria):

Maki Oh (Nigeria):

Mina Evans (Ghana):

NKWO (Nigeria):


Odio Mimonet (Nigeria):

Omer Asim (Sudan):

Samantha Cole (Nigeria):

Sika Designs (Ghana):

Simone Williams (Nigeria):


Soucha (Egypt):

Stoned Cherrie (South Africa):


Taibo Bacar (Mozambique):

Tiffany Amber (Nigeria):

Thula Sindi (South Africa):


Tsemaye Binitie (Nigeria):

Washington Roberts (Nigeria):

Xuly Bet (Senegal):

Yves Saint Laurent (Algeria):

Zebra (Nigeria):

Zed Eye (Nigeria):

Wow, compiling this list wasn’t an easy task, there are so many Talented Designers out of Africa, and this just happens to be 50.

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