The multifaceted nature of African fashion is something that remains largely within the purview of insiders—editors, stylists and the like. These are people with an intimate knowledge of the fashion industry’s best-kept secrets—their go-to brands for that distinctive fashion statement, whether for themselves or the celebrities and private clients they service.
The brands they turn to are often burgeoning and craft labels with small collections. Their value lies in the exclusivity and intricacy of products grounded in sustainability, and innovative methods with stories that transcend mere aesthetics. From Mali, Nigeria, Burundi, Kenya, Mauritania and South Africa, here’s an insider’s guide to the African labels to know and shop today.
Use left/right arrows to navigate the slideshow or swipe left/right if using a mobile device