Africa Fashion Award Winners

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South Africa hosted the 2011 Africa Fashion Week & Awards this past weekend, where 30 of Africa’s best designers showcased their 2012 Spring/Summer collections. The event was followed by the award ceremony where the creme de la creme of African fashion were awarded.

Check out who walked away with an award:

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR [AFRICA]
Jewel By Lisa

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR [INTERNATIONAL]
Ozwald Boateng

EMERGING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR [AFRICA]
Maki Oh

EMERGING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR [INTERNATIONAL]
Mimi Plange

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
Andrew Dosunmu

FASHION COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR
iFashion

MODEL OF THE YEAR
Ajuma Nasanyana

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO HAIR DIRECTION
Johnnie Sapong

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MAKE-UP DIRECTION
Liz van der Merwe

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FASHION STYLING
Jenny Andrew

ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Maya Antoun

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO AFRICAN FASHION
Bethann Hardison

Check out photos of some of the winners from Saturday evening.

Designer Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa accepting her award via satellite, so proud of her! Check out her Autumn Collection at jewelbylisa.com.ng (the collection is THE BUSINESS, I promise!)

The very handsome menswear designer Ozwald Boateng receiving his own award. He has been doing this for over 20 years so kudos to him (psst! I so am loving the all white *fans self*) 

Model Ajuma Nasanyana was nominated for Model of the Year and clearly won. Personally, I love her look and have always applauded her skills so this award was well deserved. #blackissobeautiful 

A BIG SHOUT OUT TO EVERY ONE LOOKING TO CONSTANTLY PUT AFRICA ON THE MAP WHEN IT COMES TO FASHION

In the words of WizKid… #GodGoMakeYouBiggerOh

Till next time…

Deuces!

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