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SPECTACULAR! Arise Magazine Spring Collection 2012: “Made In Africa” At New York Fashion Week

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Hi Fashionista’s!


ARISE magazine did it again!!!! Their fourth show at New York Fashion Week – Spring 2012 Designer Collective IV: Made In Africa was SPECTACULAR!

The designers taking part in ARISE Magazine’s new Made In Africa collective were KLûK CGTD, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello, Jewel by Lisa, Tsemaye Binitie, Lanre Da Silva, Asibelua and Bunmi Koko.

The show took place earlier today at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. We were backstage talking to the models, make-up artists, hair-dressers & designers about the Arise show….

The Arise “Made in Africa” 2012 collective designers:


The creation of South African duo Malcolm Klûk and Christiaan Gabriel Du Toit, KLûK CGTD has become a favorite among celebrities including Beyoncé, Charlize Theron and Rachel Weisz since its inception back in 2003. The award-winning line features bespoke, ready-to-wear and bridal collections, as well as furniture and homewares.

Bunmi Koko

Since launching in 2009, Bunmi Koko has caught the attention of Michelle Obama, Catherine Middleton and Nelson Mandela. The emerging label specializes in ready-to-wear, evening and bridal pieces. Founder Bunmi Olaye has previously worked with Anne Fontaine, Harrods, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Allison Rodger and Alexander McQueen.

Pierre-Antoine Vettorello

After honing his skills at Balenciaga and Lagerfeld Gallery, French/Ivorian Vettorello is officially launching his label for Spring/Summer 2012. His work has been featured in Vogue Italia online, Dazed Digital and Marie Claire Belgique, and he won the Innovative Design award at ARISE Magazine Fashion Week – Lagos 2011.


After the success of her fashion label Momo, Fati Asibelua has launched her own eponymous new line for the global arena, Asibelua. Educated in Milan and London, Nigerian designer Asibelua created Momo in 2000 and its USP remains her unique printed textile designs.

Jewel by Lisa

Jewel By Lisa makes its second appearance for ARISE Magazine at this season’s New York Fashion Week. The line, founded by Lisa Folawiyo, is best known for its ankara fabrics, hand-embellished with sequins, Swarovski crystals and beads. Celebrity fans include Kelis, Solange Knowles, E! presenter Catt Sadler and Kendall Jenner.

Tsemaye Binitie

After gaining an invaluable stint on Stella McCartney’s design team in 2004, Nigerian-born Tsemaye Binitie launched his namesake label in 2009. His most recent collection was inspired by his muse, his mother – as well as his long-standing inspiration, the glamour of Versace circa 1980s.

Lanre Da Silva

Largely inspired by 1940s designs, Lanre Da Silva creatively combines patterns, prints and traditional fabrics in her collections. For Spring 2012, Lanre Da Silva reinterprets the trend for bright, clashing looks with a refined lady-like silhouette. The collection features modern classic cuts as well as pleating and draping

Spotted at the Arise “Made In Africa” fashion showing were;

Our good friend, the uber fab Saran Kaba Jones, of FaceAFRICA, in BCBG, who tweeted:

just presented @faceafrica and clean water at the ARISE #NYFW show. so honored to be introduced by @lolaogunnaike

Kudos to Saran for being named as one of the Forbes’20 Youngest Power Women In Africa!

And our good friend Duncan Daniels, Nigerian Producer, Songwriter & Artist & 2011 BET winner, D’Banj….

Our exclusive coverage of the 2012 Arise “Made In Africa” Collective showing NEXT…..

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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  • Jan Malan


  • Jen

    Does anyone know the PR contact for the Arise collective shows? I am looking to find this for my editor. Thank you