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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014 – Day 1: Taibo Bacar



Taibo BacarTwo fashion shows happening at the same time – we can barely contain our excitement!

A few minutes after the Elle Rising Star winner was announced at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2014 (click here if you missed it), Mozambique fashion label Taibo Bacar pushed out its Spring/Summer 2015 collection and we were simply blown away.

Taibo Bacar’s collection was exquisite, and a much-appreciated departure from the label’s Autumn/Winter 2014 minimalist approach.

For his Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Taibo Bacar went with bright colours and eye-catching details like intricate lace designs, sequins, prints and loads more. There were matching sets, bustiers, mixed prints and more things to look forward to this new fashion season.

One of the highlights of the showcase was when all the models sat on the runway as Taibo Bacar came out to take a bow – not the usual fashion show curtain call.

Check out the full collection below!

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Taibo Bacar

Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo
Additional Photo Credit: Reze Bonna

Check out the full schedule for 2014 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa here.

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  1. Seyi

    October 30, 2014 at 12:58 am

    I love this collection!

  2. jennietobbie

    October 30, 2014 at 1:02 am


  3. Just me

    October 30, 2014 at 1:25 am

    I see myself wearing some of his pieces. ..chic look

  4. Chicanita

    October 30, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Gorgeous and cohesive collection. Nice finishing too

  5. Colour Purple

    October 30, 2014 at 3:24 am


  6. vikky

    October 30, 2014 at 4:44 am

    shocked to see that it is this boy who is giving ABK and the rest a run for their money. Good to finally put a face to the name. I have bookmarked every single page on TB’s lines and this one is no different. He is a genius. I wish he gets the recognition he deserves. he is just brilliant. That first dress esp needs to find its way into my closet ASAP.

  7. nikky

    October 30, 2014 at 5:03 am

    the best so far

  8. Ngozi Ifejika.

    October 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

    GTB fashion week should look at their day 1 and MBFWA day 1 the difference is so clear.Please get good models next time.In a country like Nigeria you cannot get good models?At the show yesterday in lag ,models looked like they were just fresh out of a modeling school.However, few had presence.

    • Kachi

      October 30, 2014 at 8:55 am

      You took the words out of my mouth, exactly!

    • pepsin

      October 30, 2014 at 9:33 am

      The models looked stressed out. But I think the out fits are chic which is all about the fashion week show

    • madam

      October 30, 2014 at 10:18 am

      we would get there soon.

  9. Respect

    October 30, 2014 at 6:25 am

    This guy is just the real deal. i had a look at his profile and his old collection in zen magaznine and he is very talented. Keep up the good work.

  10. Blossom

    October 30, 2014 at 7:01 am


  11. Tosin

    October 30, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Some awesomeness, some wrinkles. In all, awesome.

  12. Fani

    October 30, 2014 at 8:07 am

    OMG…J’adore….I want every piece…x

  13. chy

    October 30, 2014 at 8:13 am

    beautiful, i like the fact that he has many cloths to showcase not about 8 dresses and u call that a show.

  14. miss

    October 30, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Best collection.Please I want one for a friend’s wedding.I need contact pls

  15. BlueEyed

    October 30, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Suffice to say that this collection has some lovely pieces….I can see fashion forward thinking, kudos to the designer

    • lala

      October 30, 2014 at 10:35 am

      Your sounds like Nina Garcia and Heidi in project

  16. Aibee

    October 30, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Beautiful! Absolutely wonderful collection,. That first black dress is stunning.

    On a related note, there really is a world of difference between the MBFW and LFDW. It’s in the details – the runway, the lighting, the carriage of the models, the clothes on the runway.

  17. Kachi

    October 30, 2014 at 8:59 am

    GTB fashion week day 1 and MBFWA day 1, is like day and night. The difference in concept and finishing is crystal clear!

  18. CHIKA

    October 30, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Now this is serious fashion business I can stare at all day and still learn from it. The designer is giving me prints, elements, clean, neat and well cut out lines and structures. This is dope!!!!!!!

  19. WOW…. awesome collection

  20. jwezee

    October 30, 2014 at 9:53 am

    LFDW AM just worried about the designers and their collection…Taibo Bacar
    is KING…..

  21. sum1special

    October 30, 2014 at 10:10 am

    absolute gorgeous….i love this collection…close to perfect

  22. bruno

    October 30, 2014 at 10:11 am

    good collection. but this is too safe.

  23. madam

    October 30, 2014 at 10:19 am

    lovely collection, wearable pieces, good choice on prints..handsome designer

  24. Rinsola

    October 30, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Taibo is flawlessssss

  25. UberChick

    October 30, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Love it love it love it!!!!!

  26. Open Sesame

    October 30, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Loooooooove it!

  27. kk

    October 30, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Best line i have seen so far. Very well tailored, fashion forward, nice prints and good looking models to finish off the look.

  28. Uche

    October 30, 2014 at 11:49 am


  29. moi

    October 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Creativity at its peak!

  30. Berry Dakara

    October 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Ifunanya

    October 30, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Now this is the real deal,clean neat awesome superb collection

  32. Honest opinion of a guru

    October 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Not quite a coca cola but yes 7UP the difference is clear from the horridness I have seen in the last 24hrs from Style NOT city, Lagos.

  33. Honest opinion of a guru

    October 30, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Taibo Bacar really Fab.

  34. ngozi

    October 30, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    wow… this is very good. he is killing it in his own way.. very impressed..

  35. uncensored Chick

    October 30, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I am speechless… This is so amazeballs!

  36. Femme de l'Avenir

    October 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    This what I call a collection. Checks every box: fabric, continuity, wear-ability, finishing…

    Onye a gara fashion school biko, listened and has a gift.

  37. jake ro

    October 30, 2014 at 4:18 pm favourite is the siple white dress that looks like sweet sixteen dress.first on the line


    October 30, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Are those her boobies in the last photo? Lord have mercy!

  39. fyre

    October 31, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Wait ooo….the last pic scaeed the Halloween’s out of me. So models display their nudity too really? Wow… God is my witness no modeling for my youngest sister anymore…..

  40. a

    October 31, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    this is the BEST! well put together pieces. I LOVE IT.

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