Temi Otedola Tops List Of African Fashion Movers And Shakers On CNN

In a recent article on CNN.com for CNN style, Nigerian fashion blogger and daughter of ace billionaire, Temi Otedola, leads the list of African fashion movers and shakers that will change your wardrobe in 2016. Others on the list includes; Nigeria's Sayedero Enitan (The Fashion Engineer), South Africa's Woodin label, TeeteIsWithMe, Ibee Egbuson (Tangerine), KISUA, Noir, Bantu Wax and AAKs.

See the full list and article after the cut...






JTO
Penned by Nigerian-born Temi Otedola, JTO is a slick fashion blog that documents Otedola's passion for fashion, art and photography. It also features her travels across style capitals like Milan and Paris and has a luxury and beauty section.

Featured in Vogue, Tatler and the London Evening Standard, the 19-year-old blogger is a regular at catwalk front rows.

"I think I'm really lucky because my blog came up at a time when Nigeria and Africa were a really hot subject in terms of fashion," she says.

"I think this is really because people are seeing Africa and Nigeria as a market that can be tapped into," Otedola adds.



The Fashion Engineer
With a playful reference to her profession as an engineer at a Nigerian renewable energy company, Sayedero Enytan's blog, Thefashionengineer.com, is a one stop shop for savvy style and beauty tips.

Since its 2012 launch, the platform has started featuring other writers who cover menswear, celebrities and events. Enytan's blog also has a comprehensive directory of Nigerian online shops and international brands who ship to the country.




Woodin
This popular South African brand interprets traditional African culture and art for the modern customer, with colorful fabrics shaped into sharp, contemporary tailoring. Woodin has stores in eight countries on the continent, but the label wants its boutiques to be more


TEETEEISWITHME
South African blogger Thithi Nteta has been featured in Elle and Glamour magazines in her home country, and her blog TEETEEISWITHME is a showcase of her sharp fashion aesthetic.


Tangerine
With its mix of timeless, ladylike cuts and bold colors, designer Ibee Egbuson's label Tangerine offers a ladylike aesthetic with an exotic twist. The brand is based in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, and offers both ready-to-wear and couture pieces which boldly mix prints in candy hues.





KISUA design
KISUA means a "well dressed person" in Swahili. An e-commerce platform that sells its own creations and collaborates with African designers to create garments, KISUA's most famous client to date has been Beyonce.


Noir
This Gambian fashion boutique mixes contemporary tailoring with West Africa inspired details.


Bantu Wax
With its designs gracing the pages of Vogue magazine, Bantu Wax is one of Africa's most recognizable brands.


AAKS
With its bold woven bags handcrafted by women in Ghana, the AAKS produces authentic local design which has been stocked by Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. Founded by Ghanaian


Read the full article here;

/http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/02/africa/young-african-designers/index.html?eref=edition


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  1. Cool, proud of @Temiotedola

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  2. cool, Temi is still my fave

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