Updated: Top 5 Runway Trends From Africa Fashion Week London 2018
By Yemisi Suleiman
It was a week of fashion extravaganza as the Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) 2018, took centre stage last weekend, at the City Centre.
Organized by Princess Ronke Ademiluyi the show returns for the 8 year, bringing with it all that maters in the fashion world: fashion editors, stylists, buyers and influencers, all converging in London for two days; August 10 and 11 to see the shape of style this year.
It featured over 40 designers from countries across Africa, including France, the United States and the Caribbean, who gave us a feel of what trends to go with this season and the next.
From bold brights, sexy suiting, clashing Prints to sheer, here are the trends sighted on the AFWL 2018 runways.
1. Bold brights
The future looks bright (like, really bright) for colour lovers as designers sent models down the runway in bright colour dresses, some in colour block shades and more as shown by Lady Biba and De Velasco.
2. Sexy Suiting
Masculine feminine continues to inspire designers, with the classic trend been revisited on the runway by Atelier Julieta Mannasas and more.
3. Kimono beauty
Cover up stylishly with this season’s boohoo’s range of kimonos: florals, lace and tassel detailing, and more as showcased by designers at the AFWL runway.
4. Asymmetric Hems
Designers across the globe are resurrecting the high and low look thereby giving skirts and dresses a sexy feel.
5. Bare necessities
Designers know that it’s always more elegant to leave a little to the imagination and on dresses, tops and skirts, transparency will be a must for your wardrobe next season. Designers worked with sheer fabrics which gave a glimpse of underwear’s as seen at Diamente Verde Mary Martin London and Rusuvero.