Hey friends!

Here we go, the 2nd and final (for now) installment of the top African fashion weeks I'd love to be a part of either on the runway or getting the juice behind the scenes for you.

See part 1 here if you missed it!

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This event rocks the Maputo fashion scene every December.

Read some juice from past editions:

Afroccentric blog: http://www.afroccentric.com/2013/01/top-ten-young-designers-at-mozambique.html

Elle Magazine SA: http://www.elle.co.za/mozambique-fashion-week-unveiled/

Bahia Luz by Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Bahia Luz by Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

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Young Designers Part II Mais uma colecção que pode ser vista no Facebook do Vodacom MFW

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7. Kampala Fashion Week (Uganda)

Est. 2014

kampala fashion week 2016 frame ambition africa
photo by martin kharumwa

photo by martin kharumwa

This is a newbie in the East African region and honestly I am so impressed. They came out swinging with social media and imagery on point (their instagram is my favourite of all the fashion weeks) and I can't wait to see where it all goes in the future.

Look out for the uber-cool shows in October.

Peep some blog coverage of the last couple of showcases:

The Life Guardian NG: http://life.guardian.ng/2016/11/kampala-fashion-week-a-note-worth-work-in-progress/

Third Local by Lamic Kirabo: http://www.thirdlocal.com/tag/kampala-fashion-week/

 

8. Accra Fashion Week (Ghana)

Est. 2016

Need I say more?

Lagos and Nigeria in general is a front-runner on the continent for taking fashion seriously as a career and an industry, so don't be shocked to see buyers, models and designers from around the world attend this event. It's a must-see at least one October in a fashion-lover's life.

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by Stefan Heunis for theguardian.com

by Stefan Heunis for theguardian.com

Swinging it up to the Maghreb we have some graphic and daring work being shown in Tunis every year.

Think theatrical mixed with chic, floaty and elegant. Into it. Showcases are in May every year.

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from huffpostmaghreb.com

from huffpostmaghreb.com

mandela bay fashion week logo frame ambition africa

And of course I had to show love to my first personal experience with any fashion week which was last year October at the first eve NMBFW in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The future is bright! Peep more of what happened in my vlog and my blog post.

Designer: @tinangxokolo . #nmbfw #sharethebay #cityofpe #fashionweek #southafrica Photog by: @kisometsi_photography

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First hand observations from last year:

Velvet & Vibranium blog: http://www.velvetandvibranium.com/2016/10/nelson-mandela-bay-fashion-week/

My own diary of the experience: http://www.frameambition.com/blog/2016/11/18/through-a-models-lense-my-backstage-fashion-week-photo-diary

 

And there we go! Which ones are on your list that you didn't see? Have you been to these or any fashion weeks and what were your thoughts? Tell me things ;)

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J.

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