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The K-Walk 2017: Celebrating African Designs

 

The K-WALK, created by Cameroonian designer Anna Ngann Yonn of Kreyann Designs in 2011 is a platform that celebrates African fashion, culture, talent, creativity and originality. The K-walk showcases selected designers from all over Africa.

 

This year, the selected designers to show on the K-Walk runway were:

 

 

Sheria Ngowi – Tanzania

 


MAXHOSA BY LADUMA – South Africa

 

 

Anna Ngann Yonn - Kreyann (Cameroon)

 

The show kicked off at 8p.m and first up on the runway was the South African knitwear designs, MAXHOSA by Laduma. The brand founded by Laduma Ngxokolo is a Xhosa heritage inspired brand which explores and reinterprets the tribes’ beadwork, patterns, symbolism and colors through its design. 

 

The brand pushes the boundaries of fashion as it is an agent of change, evolving with the changing times and engaging in the dialogue pushing traditional culture towards the future. Laduma’s designs for men and women have showcased on numerous prestigious runways in Africa, London, Paris and New York.


 

 


Suiting by the Tanzanian designer Sheria Ngowi lit up the runway next.Sheria’s suits are classic and well-built, daring and youthful for men silhouettes. The male brand collection composes of slim-fit check shirts, slim ties, bow ties, a wide range of colored suits and a blend of African print suits as well.

 

@Sheria Ngowi Strikes a pose with models rocking his designs 


The collection is simple and unique to better portray a refined relaxed man. Sheria’s designs are celebrated all over Africa and beyond.

 

 

Kreyann designs closed the runway show on a high note with a standing ovation. The colorful female collection by Anna Ngann Yonn focuses on every detail of the female silhouette.


Her style harmoniously combines classical and fantasy for a clean and sober result. Kreyann evokes glamour, audacity and features everyday wear, corporate outfits and evening wear for every woman.

 

A rooftop after party at the Hilton followed after the runway show with guest networking, enjoying live music, tasty drinks, finger foods and the lovely view of Yaounde by night from the highest point in the city setting the pace for the K-Walk 2019.


 

 

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