New York Fashion Week saw plenty of African fashion designs lifted straight from the runway to the coveted front row. African fashion was worn on notable fashionable mavens like Georgie Badiel, Angela Simmons, Lisa Folawiyo, Joy Adaeze, Zara Okpara, and Mimi Plange during New York Fashion Week. CulturalToast.com takes a look back at how the runway looks were translated on our favorite celebrities and designers.
Georgie Badiel, one of the African fashion industry’s favorite IT girl, was seen in this avant-garde spiked ombre Pierre Antoine Veterello SS 2012 dress.
Georgie Badiel in Pierre Antoine Veterello SS 2012
To attend the Betsey Johnson NYFW show, Angela Simmons, co-owner of footwear and apparel line Pastry, was styled by Nigerian celebrity stylist Kanayo Ebi in this gorgeous yellow and turquoise beaded, silk dress from Virgos Lounge’s newly release Resort 2012 collection.
Angela Simmons in Virgos Lounge Resort 2012
Buy Angela’s “Opal” dress, virgoslounge.com
To present her A Flower in The Desert Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Mimi Plange of Ghana wore a hot pink Victorian-inspired button blouse with a pair of Manolo Blahnik for Mimi Plange booties.
Mimi Plange in Mimi Plange SS 2012
Mimi’s draped bloouse with folded collar and pearl buttons shirt is look #17 from the collection named “Norah.”
Lisa Folawiyo wore a modifed silk printed Jewel By Lisa Spring/Summer 2012 shirt dress to unveil her Arise Made in Africa runway collection.
Lisa Folawiyo in Jewel By Lisa SS 2012
Publicist to Jewel By Lisa, Zara Okpara wore a multi-printed silk blouse (worn backwards) with a black feather skirt from JBL’s newly release Spring/Summer 2012 collection. We love her Chanel flap bag!
Zara Okpara in Jewel By Lisa SS 2012
Executive assistant to Essence Magazine’s Online Editor-in-Chief and celebrity stylist Joy Adaeze wore a Jewel By Lisa Spring 2011 dress with floral printed Topshop platform heels and Me Char chain bag to attend the Arise Made in Africa SS 2012 show.
Joy Adaeze in Jewel By Lisa Spring 2011
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Cultural Presence looks at how celebrities and everyday people wear African fashion straight from the runway.