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Trends Ahoy! Get in on the Haute Trends from the Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2013

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The 2013 Glitz Africa Fashion Week just wrapped up in Ghana and boy did the designers put on a show!

They were loud, creative, and colorful and sported some of the seasons must-have trends. The trends we noticed and believe you need to have knowledge pf are – the Crop top, Short dresses, Shine and Shimmer, Prints and the Jumpsuit.

Most designer’s showcased at least one of these trends in their shows and some did them all. Check them out.

The Cropped Top

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Wana Sambo

The cropped top has definitely proven to be a trend that is here to stay.

It has been reinvented to be clean and classic hence I predict a few more season of this look. A lot of designers showcased this look pairing it with high-waist bottoms, making the look clean and wearable for a variety of occasions. I also love the colors and fabrics with which this look was showcased in during Glitz.

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Ajepomaa Designs

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House of Nwocha

This is a must replicate look this season.

The Short Dress

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Duaba Serwa


Short dresses were truly in every show. Lace, chiffon, Ankara etc were all created in short dresses and were done well. There was a dress for every occasion and every color. Longer hems are definitely in style right now but this fashion week claimed the shorter hem, showing that showing some leg is the way to go.

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Sarah Christian

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April Rust

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Wana Sambo

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Ohemaa Ohene

Shine and Shimmer

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Duaba Serwa

Glitz and glam, was definitely one of the major themes at the shows.

Shine and shimmer in the form of sequins, metallic threading and shinny fabrics made the shows a hit. There were so many glitzy pieces that shined on the runaway, making it impossible for you not to create your own shine and shimmer look.

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House of Eccentric

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Ogodor

Patterns and Prints

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Kustom Looks

What would a good African fashion show be without patterns and an array of prints?

Various Ankara designs dawned the runways. Most were loud and vibrate but a few were subtle but overall well executed. Patterns were not only displayed on Ankara but we also saw it on other fabrics. Every silhouette you can think of was recreated in a print making this trend the strongest throughout the shows and definitely the must have of the season.

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House of Nwocha

Mai Atafo Inspired for Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2013 - BellaNaija - November 2013

Mai Atafo Inspired

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Pistis

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N’kya Designs

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Pistis

Jumpsuits

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Duaba Serwa

There is something about a good jumpsuit that is just sexy. I love a great jumpsuit and the designers at the Glitz show do as well. The jumpsuit was introduced in a variety of gorgeous fabrications. It was the standout item and those who showcased it during their shows made sure to give different variations of it so anyone can wear it, no matter your preferred style.

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House of Nwocha

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Ohemaa

Ruffles

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April Rust

We saw some ruffles last season, but these designers truly believed the trend needed to continue, displaying a vast number of ruffled pieces on the runway.

Ruffles were placed everywhere, on the shoulders, on tops, skirts and dresses. It was definitely ruffle overload for me but these designers clearly loved it and did a good job translating the trend.

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House of Nwocha

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Maryzo Designs

And there you have it lovelies, what do you think about Glitz African Fashion Week 2013 and which of these trends would you rock?

Photo Credits: BellaNaija.com
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10 Comments

  1. naana

    November 25, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    lovely

  2. eby

    November 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    pistis does dis 4 moi

  3. honey D

    November 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I love the first jumpsuit

  4. eniola

    November 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    love the LBD!, the gold and black and the last dress.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      November 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      that last dress has my name written all over it.

  5. Endo

    November 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Pistis and House of Eccentric designs are gorgeous

    Pls share your endometriosis stories @ endochallenges.wordpress.com. Let’s beat endo together!

  6. Xtsy

    November 25, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Duaba is on top of her game. Ogodor got my attention too

  7. Nwando

    November 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    The models look weird to me. There’s this “lifeless” looks in their eyes in most of the pictures. Just realized I didn’t even look at the clothes. *now going back to the top*
    Pls check out
    thelmathinks.blogspot.com/2013/11/dear-extrovert-letter-from-introvert.html

  8. Comment

    November 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Amen, Hallelujah for that last dress.

  9. Modella

    November 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    The first jumpsuit!

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