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Monday, July 21, 2008

Ladybrille African Fashion News, #42

In our weekly African Fashion News, South African designer Gavin Rajah who celebrated his birthday yesterday [ Happy Birthday Gavin!] launches an interior and homeware collection as well as a business consulting service. Congrats Gavin! Meanwhile, USA based Nigerian designer Estella of Estella Couture who celebrates her birthday today and is currently in Nigeria to expand her business, is thanking God for saving her from a bizarre and life threatening experience over the weekend. Happy Birthday Estella and we are glad you are safe too! Read about Estella's experience below.
Finally, you brilliant fashion investors, keep an eye on the African market. Things are looking good for the continent. Recently, "The International Monetary Fund (IMF) set an expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 6.5% for sub-Saharan Africa for 2008, at its regional economic outlook presentation." Also interesting is that "private capital flows to sub-Saharan Africa have increased fivefold since 2000, and of this, South Africa was the largest recipient, getting some 18,2% of distribution inflows." Enjoy the clip on Africa's investment opportunities and the rest of our weekly news relating to or about Africa's fashion industry.
Africa Investments on the Rise

  1. Follow the money as it builds the future
  2. Star celebs enjoy sweet scent of fame
  3. Big spenders lose appetite for costly trinkets
  4. God be Praised For Saving my Life today!!!
  5. Designers and models warm up for Ibom Fashion Week
  6. Tesslo Concepts: A Fusion Of Western And African Culture
  7. African Textiles Coming to Metropolitan
  8. Fashion Strikes Back For The 2nd Annual Atlanta International ...
  9. 'Project Runway' Season 5: Let the games begin!
  10. My Design: Adri Schutz: designer for Mielie
  11. Top clothing designer opens bespoke shirt shop
  12. New York state of mind
  13. NYC tops global fashion list


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