By Delavil Lekunze
Africa Feeding From Its Fashion
It has been predicted by experts that the global value of the apparel retail industry will rise about 20 per cent in a few years to come, to reach some $1,500bn in 2017. With this prediction, multi-billion-dollar global fashion industry is burgeoning. African fashion designers are joining the race. For some years now they no longer wait for government push or invitations from abroad to make things happen for them. They are taking the bull by the horn and organizing their own fashion shows all over the world – from Milan, Paris, Berlin, Prague, to New York, Montreal. They struggle to be part of the race to not just cash the billions but also demonstrate their cultural beauty through fashion. That is why respected names in this field in the continent like Angola’s Tati Nadir who dresses her country’s first lady, Nigeria’s Oroma Elewa , raised up the pedestal by Vo . . .