Launched in 2011, Jacqueline Shaw , Founder and Director of Africa Fashion Guide released her book on African fashion entitled ‘Fashion Africa – a Visual Overview of Contemporary African Fashion’ with an aim to celebrate the fashion scene in Africa and the Diaspora through images, interviews, modern illustrations and critical analysis.

Fashion Africa front cover – Image Copyright Shaw

Jacqueline self published this book to showcase over 45 of Africas well known fashion designers and companies such as Jewel by Lisa, Chichia London, Tiffany Amber to name a few through to workshops such as Kenyas SOKO who produce the ASOS Africa range and Mantisworld. With a sub focus on ethical and environmentally friendly fashion design and manufacture this book takes a contemporary look at this growing market and highlights the importance fashion in Africa to the global textile industry.

This book is available in hardback as well as paperback covers, and a downloadable PDF and can be purchased here.

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About the Author

Africa Fashion Guide is the brainchild of Jacqueline Shaw a professional fashion designer, a visionary and an eco-entrepreneur with a big heart for Africa, Fashion and International Development. Jacqueline concepted Africa Fashion Guide with the focus to promote the African fashion and textile industry to the greater global textile industry. It is a one stop shop and platform for fashion professionals, students, retailers, magazines, bloggers and all those interested in African fashion and textiles as a way to promote this industry and bring links between African designers, craftspeople, manufacturers and texile designers with UK and EU fashion design companies and consumer markets, as well as with retailers worldwide. Africa Fashion Guide attends various fashion and textiles events in Africa and Europe, undertalks talks and will be launching their own workshops and conferences too. This Africa Fashion Guide website is up to date information and news on all aspects of the African fashion and textiles industry and launched in September 2011 along with the popular cofee table book 'Fashion Africa - A Visual Overview of Contemporary African Fashion' available to purchase from or online through paypal.