Africa is the home to some pretty successful fashion brands and it is no news that these designers are making wedding dreams come true, home and abroad. You will find fashion designers from virtually every continent and each of their own has their unique style of design.
There are a couple of African designers that are taking the designing of wedding dresses to a new level. From the traditional bridal gowns to haute couture designs, here is a list of wedding dress designers turning it up a notch.
NO.1: FARIDA DEGIEL
Bringing the elegant heart of Eritrea home to you, no matter where you are in the world, Farida Degiel is the creative director of Farida’s Style. Based in Abu Dhabi, a fundamental of her brand is the use of historic fabrics, such as organic Eritrea-grown cotton, fused with traditional and modern designs.
NO.2: ANDREA IYAMAH
Popular designer Andrea Iyamah offers made-to-measure bridal gowns with close attention to detail. With her phenomenal use of lace and appliques.
NO.3: AMSALE ABERRA
Amsale Aberra began her namesake line more than thirty years ago with a vision of creating fashion that transcends trends. For the Ethiopian-American designer, she believes that style is more than an aesthetic and it is personal which is why her designs are simple and refined.
NO. 4: YEMI OSUNKOYA
Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah specializes in contemporary and elegant couture bridal, evening and formal day wear using luxurious fabrics and sumptuous embellishments. Yemi’s signature use of corsetry and boned bodices cleverly recreates the classical and elegant hourglass figure, producing gowns that curve, shape and flatter the wearer.
NO.5: NNEKA ALEXANDER
Atlanta-based Nigerian designer Nneka C. Alexander, creative director at Brides by NoNA and has made a name for herself as a bespoke bridal designer of custom-made gowns. She specialises in creating high-end custom garments for exclusive clientele with an appreciation for quality.
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