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South African Designer Thebe Magugu Won the Coveted LVMH Prize

The South African designer is coming for everything.

South African designer, Thebe Magugu, is taking the international fashion world by storm and that's an irrefutable fact. Earlier this year, he took home the top prize at the 2019 London Fashion Week and was crowned the winner of the International Fashion Showcase. Now, more recently, the 26-year-old is the winner of probably the most coveted fashion award for young designers—the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) Prize.

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7 Emerging African Designers You Should Know

Through innovative strides and careful execution these womenswear and menswear designers are changing the way we see African fashion.

African fashion and aesthetics are becoming more and more visible in mainstream spaces, yet there are not many African designers at the forefront of these trends. Despite there being little coverage on mainstream platforms and and a lack of investment financially, designers are rising above their circumstances and are using their platforms to shape perceptions of African fashion on the world stage.

African designers both in the continent and abroad are beginning to recognize the importance of collectivity and expressing their truth as a way to set them apart instead of trying to replicate Western formulas. Amongst many of these designers are young individuals,some with formal training and some informal, who saw a gap in the industry. Instead of complaining, these innovators made the conscious effort to fill it in. Although many challenges have presented themselves for these artist, their drive and will to make a difference are propelling the culture as a whole.

Click through to meet some of the people who are designing the future of Africa through fashion.

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