Detour Fashions and Zadira Africa To showcase at AFWL 2016

Published: 31 August 2016 | by Fashion reporter
Detour Fashions and Zadira Africa To showcase at AFWL 2016
Detour fashions is a brand that gives women a chance to explore and be inspired to improve their lifestyles and personalities. Its timeless pieces are simple, elegant yet trendy.

Founded in 2007, Detour is an emerging fashion house that potrays elegance, simplicity and sophistification in its designs.


Detour Fashions


Detour Fashions was founded by Kagiso Lesotlho in 2007. Kagiso was a protege to the late Elizabeth Mmanfedi Lesotlho (grandmother) who was in her lifetime a dress-maker of repute who crafted various outfits to sell.

Detour Fashions signature reflects vintage style with a tweak of classic style and fine detail.
 
Zadira Africa which was established in 2013, is a company based in Nigeria, with Ms. Ebidomo Okudu as the CEO.

They manufacture bags, shoes and accessories made in fabric, leather and skin built on a timeless and contemporary design aesthetic, depicting the rich culture of Africa.


Zadira Africa


Zadira Africa develops all its designs in Nigeria which are then handcrafted by gifted craftsmen from all over Africa under tight quality control.

Zadira Africa products are handcrafted out of the finest leather and fabrics available. Their bags, shoes and accessories are unique and exclusive, providing you with function and durability as well as affordable prices.


Cotilda


Originally from Malawi, Central Africa and now based in the United Kingdom, Cotilda from an early age was inspired by her mum's love of sewing.

Learning how to transform ideas into beautifully tailored clothing, she developed a passion for making her ideas come to life.

After gaining experience working with some of the best teachers in the UK, Cotilda took the first steps to set up her own business.

Today, Cotilda's passion drives her to create the very best clothing for her clients. From design through to creation, her eye for detail and flair for fashion is clear.

"It is through the mixture of materials that we can learn about other cultures; colours, patterns and materials being the tool of communication."


Ngoni & House of Okosun


A collaboration between two friends, hailing from Zambia and Sierra Leone - South meets West Africa as Ngoni & House of Okosun.

Their collection is Inspired by the daily intertwining of their current Western influences and their richly cultural heritage. 

Their debut collection is a glamorous celebration of the modern day fashion conscious individual who wants to embrace African fashion with a modern twist.



Caesar Couture is known for its exquisite tailoring services and refined design silhouettes of tuxedos, patterned suits, single breasted and double-breasted suits as well as traditional clothing.

It was established in the year 2000 by owner and designer, Esosa Ogedegbe. The label currently makes clothing for men, but has plans to diversify into female clothing in the near future.

The collections are perfect for the sophisticated gentleman that wants a classic look for black-tie events, weddings and business meetings.

The suits are timeless, yet incorporate some bold colours like shades of red, yellow, orange and green and can even be dressed down (when worn as a jacket) to a more casual look with sneakers and/or jeans.


Onomen


Onomen are a new street wear, fashion and lifestyle brand established in 2014 by Aiwan Obinyan.

After a successful launch she took a short hiatus and now this year with a renewed energy as well as some bolder designs they are relaunching with their second collection.

Ranges extended into winter wear with the addition of unisex reversible hoodies and a women's line of T-shirts alongside the men's.

Onomen's motto is "Traditional Streetwear: Ancestral Aesthetics, concisely reflects who we are and where we are going, but also reminds us where we came from."
- AFWL

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