The 9 Africans who were named in the 7th annual #BoF500

Africa has a strong presence in this year’s Business Of Fashion @bof with 7 African fashion bigwigs making it into the prestigious annual list.

The #BoF500 is a shortlist of the names-to-know shaping the fashion industry across the globe. This year’s edition is being tauted as one of the most diverse lists yet.

In a post on Instagram, African fashion guide, Industrie wrote:

“Beating to the pulse of the industry, 9 fresh African members join an existing community of continental path breakers—many of whom stray from the expected”

The list includes Nigerian designer @KennethIze

Retailers Avinash and Kabir Wadhwani of Nigeria’s @TempleMuse

EIC of @gqsouthafrica @Yatikhumalo

Founder of @GenevieveMagazine @BettyIrabor

South Sudan model @shanellenyasiase

(Somalian model @iamugbad

New York based designer @thedreamawake

Congratulations to the class of 2019!

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