Arise Africa Fashion Awards ’09

It was one full week of some of the most spectacular fashions across the continent of Africa. Arise Africa Fashion Week made a grand entrance and also ended in a grand way with the first ever Arise Africa Fashion Awards. USA R &B singer R. Kelly was part of the festivities as he performed, for the first in Africa, at the Arise Awards. See below for winners.

Alek Wek
Alek Wek
Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe & Nduka Obaigbena
Motsepe and Nduka
Supermodel Oluchi
South Africa Designer Thula Sindi
Thula Sindi
Nigeria Designer Tiffany Amber
Tiffany Amber-Folake Coker

Model of the Year
Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi(Nigeria)
Africa Fashion Week Model Award
Ajuma (Kenya)

Designer of the year
Tiffany Amber (Nigeria)
David Tlale (South Africa)
(Both will be showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this September)

Award for Innovation in Design
Ituen Basi (Nigeria)

Fashion Creative Award
Anglo Gold (South Africa)
Susan Hayes (South Africa)

Most Promising Designer
Eyola (Nigeria)
Heni (South Africa)

Emerging Designer
Christie Brown (Ghana)

Fashion Business Award
Maponya Mall (Soweto, South Africa)

Africa Red Carpet Award
Kluk CDGT (South Africa)
~Photocredit: Wire image/B.Raglin

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