These international designers, who participated in this edition.
Else Hardjopawiro, a Suriname based fashion designer of Indonesian origin working in luxury womenswear, both creating ready-to-wear and custom made pieces. She targets emerging and established business women. Carmichael a Byfield, a Jamaica based fashion designer known for his bold patterns and innovative menswear collections. Carlos Desaules from Ivory Coast as created with “Ethink Mode” a label, that reinvents classic eveningwear attire with rich and luxurious materials, details and cuts, both in womenswear and menswear.
Kwame Koranteng, a Ghana born and raised designer from Ghana, represents classic tailoring through his London based label Kwame Koranteng Bespoke Tailoring. About his vision, he says “My Drive and Passion for Bespoke Tailoring goes outside standard boundaries, lots of people already want to be famous, many men and women want to be celebrities, God has blessed me with much more than that, he has given me the ability to look at an individual and see them standing in grandeur with a suit that flows with their posture and body which oozes sophistication.” Rachid Assoui from Marrakesh founded his label in Amsterdam. surrounded with the creative atmosphere, he creates eveningwear and couture pieces. Also based in the Netherlands is the label Dauvia from Angola born designer Dauvia Nijenhuis. She brings together the cultural elements from Angola together with european elements and has been recognized for her work by winning the Award for best African designer in the Netherlands. The Lagos based fashion label of Agatha Moreno is turning heads with her inclusive designs, made for women of all shapes and her wide variety of styles.