The Africa Fashion Up competition celebrates the future of African style


Created by former model Valérie Ka, the Africa Fashion Up competition highlights African talent and spotlights the continent’s social and economic priorities. This year’s winners come from Ivory Coast, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya and Congo Brazzaville and are mentored by Balenciaga and the French HEC Paris Business School. The Grand Prix was shared by South Africa’s energetic Jacques Bam and laid-back Kenyan designer Muyishime Edi Patrick. We take a closer look.