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Arise Africa Fashion Week ’09, Eric Raisina

“Eric Raisina is essentially a designer of three continents: Asia, Europe and Africa. This combination makes his fashion unique and universal. Always interested in experimenting with designs, it was chance that took him from his hometown in Madagascar to Paris to study design at the Ecole Duperré. In 1993 he won the Young Fashion Designer…

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Arise Africa Fashion Week ’09, Odio Mimonet Runway

“Since 1995 the Odio Mimonet label has represented creativity and has been described as art by its numerous fans and clientele. The label is well known for its bespoke haute couture pieces that are stylish, artistic and exclusive. In November 2006 a prêt-a-porter line called Voyage was launched to compliment the label’s couture line. Voyage…

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Arise Africa Fashion Week ’09, Anna Ngann Yonn

“Upon graduating from high school, Anna Ngann Yonn took her passion for clothing design and enrolled at Paris fashion design school, ESMOD, where, after three years of studying in the fields of women’s ready-to-wear and haute couture, she became a stylist. Anna then opened an art studio/showroom in her native Cameroon, specializing in tailor-made items…

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Arise Africa Fashion Week ’09, Aschobi

“Aschobi is a global fashion brand with an African essence. Existing in the space where luxury meets classic feminine elegance, Aschobi combines this with an African aesthetic that enhances the natural curves of a modern woman. The Aschobi woman is a true global citizen – intelligent, well travelled, socially conscious, and fun. Clad in Aschobi…

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Arise Africa Fashion Week ’09, Thulare Monareng

“Thulare Monareng was born in Soweto. She spent her childhood in Swaziland and Johannesburg before being selected for the American Field Service Program, which allowed her to complete high school in the US. Thulare is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans, where she received a BA in Political Science. Thulare continued her studies…

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Arise Africa Fashion Week ’09, Lalesso

“Lalesso was launched in Cape Town 2005 by Olivia Kennaway and Alice Heusser. The inspiration behind the brand came from a holiday to Olivia’s home country Kenya where the pair travelled to the remote Island of Lamu off the coast of Kenya. The traditional attire of the local women in these coastal regions is the…

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Arise Africa Fashion Week ’09, Taibo Bacar

Born in Mozambique in 1985, designer Taibo Bacar has already established himself as one of the stand out designers of his country, winning the award for “Best Established Designer” at Mozambique Fashion Week in2008. With a signature style that is casual but elegant and a clear objective to continue to develop as a designer and…

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