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The Christmas countdown has begun! Time to wind down at work and get ready to head back home to celebrate the end of the year with our family and friends.

As many of us know, Christmas is essentially Africa’s summer mainly because it’s the best season all year round – post rainy season, dry season or in the most southern parts, winter! The weather during the end of the year is sublime; it is hot but not toooo hot; the sun’s out and the sky is blue; so we beach, we party, we chop, we drink outdoors, we dance all night – tis the season to be jolly after all!

Returning home for the hols also means that it is time to bring out our A-game in our fashion fam! And what better place to get our designer fix this Christmas and New Year than on the home continent? There is an abundance of talented designers making waves not just all over Africa but also on the international fashion scene.

Some you may have heard of, some you may already wear, some you may have seen in Vogue or on Michelle Obama or Beyoncé!

So here is a list of our 30 favourite African fashion labels and the designers behind them:

1.
Maki Oh (Amaka Osakwe)

2.
Loza Maléombho

3.
Bridget Awosika

4.
Tiffany Amber (Folake Coker)

5.
Lisa Folawiyo

6.
I.AM.ISIGO (Bubu Ogisi)

7.
Deola Sagoe

8.
Grey Projects (Rukky Ladoja and Obi Obi)

9.
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

10.
Ituen Basi

11.
Tzar Studios (Chukwuma Ian Audifferen)

12.
MaXhosa by LADUMA (Laduma Ngxokolo)

13.
Lalesso (Alice Heusser and Olivia Kennaway)

14.
Kenneth Ize (Kenneth Izedonmwen)

15.
Yefikir (Fikirte Addis)

16.
Washington Roberts

17.
AKPOS OKUDU (Akpos Okudu Nwokekoro)

18.
Tsemaye Binitie

19.
U.Mi-1 (Gozi Ochonogor)

20.
Christie Brown (Aisha Ayensu)

21.
Selly Raby Kane

22.
Sydney-Davies (Euphemia Sydney-Davies)

23.
Mimi Plange

24.
Ese Nyc (Abisola and Ladi Fatade)

25.
Omer Asim

26.
Ré (Orire Omatsola)

27.
Meena (Uju Offiah)

28.
Omondi (Recho Omondi)

29.
Orange Culture (Adebayo Oke-Lawal)

30.
De La Sébure (Bernie Seb)