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Kisua is an e-commerce site, which features the creations

of emerging African fashion designers.

Established by Oxford educated former financier, Samuel Mensah,

Kisua offers its designers the platform to present

their work  to the greater international market.

The designs blend contemporary African aesthetics and vibrant fabrications

with globe-trending silhouette and styling.

(images from kisua.com);

by  Beatrice Black Tahari   (Nigeria)



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tulip coat:  cocoon shape, elaborate lapel, angled sleeves,

metallic Ghanaian wax print

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pencil dress:  curved hem, diagonal capped sleeves,

abstract Ghanaian batik print technique

by  Lola Buttons  (Nigeria)

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pencil dress:  asymmetric shoulder, cut-out detail, lace adornment

by  Tina Lonbondi

(DRC:  Democratic Republic of Congo)


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shift dress:  mini length, metallic Ghanaian wax print, pleather piping detail

by  Tae Afrika  (Nigeria)


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skirt:  fishtail / panel cut, Ghanian wax print fabrics

by   Jamil Walji  (Kenya)


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jacket:  asymmetric hem, PVC, textural, zipper design detail for added

dress function-ability (transform to cropped length)

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dress:  A-line, flirty fit, cinched waist

by  Chechi Arinze   (Nigeria)


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dress:  ankle length, Eastern-referenced silhouette,

optic distortion/mirror imaging graphics, modern-edginess

by  Tobi Martins  (Nigeria)


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dress:  cowl neck, soft pleats, side pockets, versatile tie detail

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khaki swing jacket:  cotton, oversized envelope pockets, angel sleeves

by   Kanga Kulture

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dress:  pencil cut, double breast fastening, inseam pockets,

structured shoulder

by Poqua Poqu


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jacket:  cropped, houndstooth pattern,

white colour block at sleeve/jacket hem and collar

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dress:  crisp navy/white colour combo,

navy underlay with white floral embroidered overlay,

white Peter Pan collar / sleeve hem