A few weeks ago, we started a conversation on twitter (#africanfashionlist) compiling a list of reasons to love African fashion - and of course, we made a party of it and got some of our friends involved.

So dearest fashion - here are 10 things we love about you:

1. The tales you bear (@onenigerianboy)

2. Your vibrancy, versatility and style (@akuawood/@ciaafrique)

3. Your wonderful ethical values (@fashaks)

4. Your multicoloured prints and textiles (@fashaks)

5. Your untapped potential. Vast new market for emerging designers. So much variety and talent - half the fun is in finding new designers to fall in love with (amu_dat)

6. You are expressive (@belindaotas)

7. You take our breath away

8. You help to diversify the economy and create skilled employment.

9. We can learn so much from you

10. You have no simple meaning

What is African Fashion?

This list is by no means comprehensive, so if you'd like to add to it, please leave a comment below, plus your twitter handle (if you have one) and we'll update the list.

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