Shingai Shoniwa ALWAYS delivers! The uber-stylish Zimbabwean lead singer of the UK Indie Rock band the Noisettes has been announced as an official ambassador and the Celebrity Face for AFWL 2013.
The music and style star has taken part in a promotional shoot alongside the Face of AFWL 2013 Regina Manneh, and is on the new cover of the New African Woman Magazine.
Speaking on her role and what she loves about AFWL Shingai said “What I also love about Africa Fashion Week London is that it’s not just about the fashion – it’s also about the chance for all of us and every lover of African fashion to celebrate our continent through our vibrant colours and flamboyance which is unparalleled in the world. So I am really very proud and honoured to be asked to be an ambassador, and celebrating and supporting something that celebrates such a beautiful thing – an infiniteness of our beautiful history and culture. A lot of designers are using techniques and our ancestors are coming back. It’s not just about beading, the stone, carved beads but also all the engineering and that excites me about African fashion and Africa Fashion Week London.”
She added “I think imagination is wonderful thing and I get excited about a vivid imagination, so I am looking forward to seeing the journeys the designers have come on for their design inspirations. I don’t want to just see that design inspiration that is just going to please the buyers. I am looking for something which if someone puts the design on, they see the potential version of themselves that they have not seen before”
“Shingai is one of the few women of African descent who has succeeded in garnering mainstream recognition equally for her spectacular work and her unique style. We are delighted to have her as an ambassador for Africa Fashion Week London 2013 and look forward to having her with us in August, doubtless clad in amazing Afro-centric designs.” said Ronke Ademiluyi, founder and CEO of AFWL.
Photographer: Dami Oyetade (www.damioyetade.com)
Fashion Stylist: Viennty Viennty
Hairstylist: Adeola Sbd
Make Up Artist: Imelda Ladebo
Assistant MUA: Melissa Mensah
Dress: George Styler Fashion
AFWL 2013 tickets sold HERE.