To celebrate our 170th anniversary, we organised an event that we can now mark as unforgettable. As a part of this event, a fashion show took place where four inspiring and talented African stylists and designers created the most beautiful pieces with classic and new Vlisco fabrics. All in dedication to the African women, who’ve loved and cherished our fabrics for 170 years. To make sure you don’t miss out on anything, we've collected everything you need to know about the Vlisco fashion show. From the interviews with every designer, the most beautiful fashion looks, to the full video of the fashion show. Don’t forget to share what you like with friends!
ABOUT THE FASHION DESIGNERS
LANRE DA SILVA AJAYI - FASHION DESIGNER
Lanre da Silva Ajayi is a Nigerian fashion designer and founder of the label LDA. Although she has a background in Finance, after moving back from the UK to Nigeria, her passion led her back to the world of fashion. Click here to view the interview with Lanre.
LOZA MALÉOMBHO – FASHION DESIGNER
Loza Maléombho is a fashion designer and has an eponymous fashion brand based in Abidjan, ivory Coast. She was born in Brasil but grew up between Ivory Coast and Washington DC, after which she moved to Philadelphia for school. Then she moved to New York to get into fashion design. She’s currently based in Abidjan. Click here to view the interview with Loza.
STYLISTA – FASHION DESIGNER
Araba Stephens Akompi is the woman behind the label Stylista, which was founded about 5 years ago. Araba is a fashion designer from Accra, Ghana, where her brand is based. She claims that she’s always had a passion for fashion, which she got from her always fashionable mother. View the interview with Araba here.
ELIE KUAME - FASHION DESIGNER & ART DIRECTOR
Elie Kuame is an Ivorian-Libanese fashion designer and the Art Director of his own label called Elie Kuame Paris. In 2006, while he was living in France, he merged his artistic talents with his passion and founded his own label Elie Kuame Paris. Since then, he’s been creating stunning and elegant fashion pieces to enhance women’s beauty. Click here to view the interview with Elie.