African Fashion Week: The winners

By Bizclik Editor

African Fashion Week came to a close in Johannesburg on Saturday evening with a controversial climate change-themed show.

David Tlale’s show got mixed reviews, although the three-day event in Sandton was hailed a success.

Ozwald Boateng scooped the Designer of the Year (international) award, which is presented to the designer judged to have made the biggest global impact.

 

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Boateng, of Ghanaian descent, has been based at London’s famous Savile Row for the past 20 years and said he felt privileged to win his first African award.

"That's a special thing. I have been doing this for a while and have never said that Africa is my inspiration," he said, adding that watching the work of 30 designers was a “great start”.

The Designer of the Year (Africa) award was won by Nigerian Lisa Folwaiyo's label, Jewel by Lisa while Bethann Hardison, an African-American, works for Italian Vogue, won the Outstanding Contribution to African Fashion award. Kenyan model Ajuma Nasenyana was named Model of the Year.

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