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South African Model, ‘Candice Swanepoel’ Covers December 2013 Issue of Elle UK Magazine

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South African  model and Victoria Secret angel Candice Swanepoel seems to be ending the year as an Elle Belle. Following three Vogue covers earlier this year, the SA beauty graces the December issue of Elle UK, looking chic in casual yet luxurious clothes, from prints to pyjama inspired to subtle statement pieces. It clearly doesn’t get any hotter than this – it’s official Candice does look good in anything!

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Ituen Basi debuts her full Spring/Summer 2014 Collection at the 5th Annual AFI Africa Fashion Awards 2013. See the Collection & list of the Winning Trailblazers too!

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To much surprise, we were expecting to see the debut of Nigerian designer, Ituen Basi’s full S/S14 collection in Lagos, as her show was scheduled to show on the 26th of October, 2013 at Lagos Fashion & Design Week with much anticipation after the amazing preview  at the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, nonetheless she introduced her full Spring/Summer Collection during the 5th Annual AFI Africa Fashion Awards which took place on the 3rd of November, 2013 to an audience of stakeholders in the African Fashion Industry:

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The Night was filled with lots of celebration for many of Africa’s Fashion Creatives; from Creative Directors, to Designers, Photographers and Editors to name a few, at Monte Casino, South Africa with Special Guest Host/Judge, South Sudanese Supermodel Alek Wek.

Alek Wek was joined by Kenya’s Diana Opoti, a highly respected lifestyle, pan-African television producer and presenter for Designing Africa, a fashion program that profiles the top names in fashion in the African continent, Russian model Sayora Grigorian, ambassador & Égérie of Azzadine Alaia, with interest in luxury fashion, and South Africa’s Chris Viljoen, a renowned fashion director who has been in the local fashion industry for more than 17 years.

See the list of this years nominees (and Winners):

Designer of the Year:

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·      Kluk CGDT (Winner)
·      Duaba Serwa
·      Suzaan Heyns

Emerging Designer of the Year

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·      MilQ and Honey
·      Kibonen
·      Loin Cloth and Ashes (Winner)

Accessories Designers of the Year
·      Anita Quansah (Winner)
·      Pichulik
·      Ndau Collection

Model of the Year
·      Grace Bol (Winner)
·      Grace Mahary
·      Katryn Kruger

Outstanding Trend Communication
·      Haute Fashion Africa
·      Helen Jennings
·      Zandile Blay (Winner)

Outstanding Fashion Entrepreneur

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·      Danica Lepen
·      Felicity Spies (Winner)
·      Hanneli Rupert

Outstanding Contribution to African Fashion

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·      Jan Malan (Winner)
·      Oluchi
·      Omoyemi Akerele

AFI Fastrack™ Designer of the Year

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·      Hugo Flear
·      Eleni Labrou (Winner)
·      Alexa Liss

Congratulations to the deserving winners, and trailblazing nominees, including HauTeFashionAfrica.com which has been nominated twice in a row!

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2014 [Day 4] : Jewel By Lisa

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Known for her captivating signature prints, Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa presented a collection dominated by… well you guessed it prints! Head to toe vibrant prints in different shades and shapes. Light fabrics, lose silhouettes and sport inspired looks as we saw with the caps and baseball inspired jackets.  Apart from look 12 (see gallery) which was sleeveless and had an uneven hemline, I thought the collection was refreshing and effortless. She kept it simple yet captivating.

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2014 [Day 4] : Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

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A wide variety of prints were featured in this collection. From sea-horse inspired prints to colorful leaf-shaped prints, hand painted like prints as well as multi-coloured bright floral/rainbow prints. Embroidered fabrics, interesting patterns and interesting textures, it’s really no surprise that this collection received a standing ovation. I thought it was a creative collection with a retro feel in terms of the construction and shape of some garments.

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2014 [Day 4] : Okunoren Twins

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2014 [Day 4, Accessory Combo 1] : Anita Quansah (Jewelry) & Mosaique (Shoes)

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(Anita Quansah, Model & Mosaique)

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2014 [Day 4, Trio 1] – Josh Samuels | Meena | IAmIsigo

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2014 [Day 4, Duo 1] : Kiki Kamanu | Amede

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2014 [Day 4, Young Designer of the Year Winner] : McMeka

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2014 [Day 3]: Tiffany Amber

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