Skip To Content

    27 African Fashion Designers Who Are Killin The Game

    Shoutout to the motherland.

    1. Suakoko Betty

    Atlanta-based owner and creative director Charlene Dunbar was born in Liberia. She makes dresses, jumpsuits, skirts, and accessories. You can find her designs here.

    2. Andrea Iyamah

    The line, owned by Nigerian designer Dumebi Iyamah, is known for bold, bright swimsuits with body-flattering cutouts. Check out the selection on the Andrea Iyamah site.

    3. WOEN Ilga

    The brand ships dresses, pants, skirts, jumpsuits, and accessories worldwide from Cotonou, Benin. You can find them here.

    4. House of Tayo

    The Rwanda-based brand sells scarves, shirts, ties, and more. To shop, check out their store.

    5. Gitas Portal

    The line's founder is of Sierra Leonean and Bajan descent. She makes dresses, skirts, and even ankara-detailed coats. Find the whole collection here.

    6. Mujo Six

    The brand, which makes clothing for all genders, even has a section of its site specifically dedicated to dashikis.

    7. Loza Maléombho

    The Côte d’Ivoire-based brand sells stunning womenswear and accessories. Check out the designs here.

    8. Sika Boutique

    The UK-based online shop sells dresses, skirts, and jackets made and sourced in Ghana. Shop the selection here.

    9. Gho Gho Goods

    Gambian, Sierra Leonean, and African American designer Lamiah Gholar makes gorgeous crop tops and maxi skirts. Her spring/summer collection will go live in April 2016, and you can find it here.

    10. A Leap Of Style

    The line features gorgeous shirts, dresses, and menswear, which you can find on its Etsy shop.

    11. House Of Sarah

    The line specializes in hyper-feminine cuts, but the skirt has pockets! Find more in the shop.

    12. Mizizi Shop

    Mizizi, which means "roots" in Swahili, sells jerseys that rep both African nations–like these Zimbabwe and Rwanda hockey jerseys–and give a nod to the U.S.-born Black Lives Matter movement. You can find them all here.

    13. Kahindo Mateene

    The Congolese designer was a contestant on season 2 of "Project Runway." Her collection will be available soon, so check her Instagram for updates.

    14. Totally Ethnik

    The Ghana-based brand was featured on the television and web series "An African City." These pieces come from the new Ebene collection, which features bold dresses, skirts, and more. Shop here.

    15. Yetunde Sarumi

    Sarumi makes womenswear from ankara, like this light spring coat. A portion of the line's profits are given to the Africa's Daughters Foundation. You can check out the shop here.

    16. Jembere Eyewear

    The sunglass brand's name means "my sunset" in Amharic, Ethiopia's official language. Find it here.

    17. Kanga Kulture

    The Kenyan designer, who makes coats, dresses, and skirts, can be found on Kisua, a marketplace specifically dedicated to African lines.

    18. D'Piper Twins

    The New York-based twins are also models. Their line features a broad range of prints in flattering shapes–everything from maxi skirts to crop tops to tunics. Find it all here.

    19. Nashona

    The womenswear brand was created by Tanzania native Lilian K Danieli, who makes jewelry and accessories in addition to apparel. You can shop the line here.

    20. The Prodigal Daughter

    Australia-based Zambian designer Phoebe Mwanza makes both clothing and beauty products. Find her work here.

    21. Babatunde

    The South African brand sells bags, hats, ties, and more. Check it out here.

    22. Rahma

    The Ethiopian-Australian label is selling pre-orders for its crisp, clean fashions. You can place an order here.

    23. Znak Canada

    The label also sells womenswear, like this stunning dashiki ball gown. Check out the whole line here.

    24. Mélange Mode

    Designer Yvonne Ghyselinck Pearson mixes prints from "back home" with flirty, sexy cuts in dresses, skirts, and pants. Check out her Etsy.

    25. Zeyna Iman

    The New York-based designer and visual artist makes hand stitched chokers from authentic Gambian batik print fabric. Find her shop here.

    26. Modern Pharaoh

    The shop sells hats, shirts, and jerseys. It's part of Liberian creative Adam Smarte's network for artists, designers, and crafters. Check out the selection here.

    27. Farida's Style!Abujedid embroidered dress /zoom/c1p0u/image1anu!Mennen Dress - Lilac /zoom/c1p0u/image11q5

    Eritrean designer Farida Deglel makes hyper-feminine dresses inspired by her homeland. You can shop the selection here.