The African fashion industry is more relevant today than it ever was. We have numerous outstanding African womenswear brands trailblazing the continent and the globe with top-tier fashion pieces that show the outpouring of diversity, innovation and creativity from both emerging brands and bigger, established fashion houses.

With the pandemic came revolution for the African fashion industry, womenswear brands like Hanifa, a US-based brand led by Congolese designer Anifa Mvuemba who created a groundbreaking digital show experience for her #PinkLabelCongo collection last year to Fisayo Longe’s famous Gaia dress from her fashion brand KAI Collective and let’s not forget the numerous endorsements from top celebrities including BeyoncéChimamanda Ngozi Adichie and more.

Here, we have curated 15 rising and established African womenswear brands, who will most definitely dominate the fashion industry this year.

Hanifa (Congo)


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Anita Beryl (Uganda)


Doreen Mashika (Zanzibar)


Loza Maléombho ( Cote D’Ivoire)

Lemlem (Ethiopia)


Tongoro (Senegal)


Lisou (Tanzania) 


KAI Collective (Nigeria)


Adama Paris (Senegal) 


Ibrahim Fernandez ( Cameroon)


Lisa Folawiyo (Nigeria) 


Mayamiko (Malawi)


Melange By Pistis (Ghana)


New Tangier (Morroco)


Mazelle (Nigeria)