Summer is almost here and if you’re anything like us, planning fire looks is a must when going on vacation. This year, we’re prioritizing getting pieces from African designers and brands from the diaspora. 

Whether you’re traveling with your bae or your girls, here are 5 African designers to shop for your summer getaway:


This “cool girl” mixes traditional and modern Africa in it’s pieces. Not only are the pieces absolutely gorgeous, but they’re sustainably made by a team of artisans in Cameroon. Each piece comes with a tag stating the name of the person who made the garment as well as the location. OMÔL plans on producing its pieces in other African countries. 


We’re in love with the Ngoma bag for our next vacation. The Maiga dress in orange is perfect for exploring a new city in style. 


Nigerian brand Fruché mixes traditional and contemporary designs to create a luxurious, modern look. Designer and founder Frank Aghuno prides Fruché pieces on being high quality and timeless. These head-turning silhouettes will make you feel like ‘that girl.’ 


The Taiwo Dress is perfect for a night out with your girls!

Andrea Iyamah

Designer Andrea Dumebi Iyamah started her namesake brand when she was only 17 years old. The Nigerian designer is inspired by colors, retro silhouettes, and ethnic cultures. 


From bikinis and one-piece bathing suits to cover-ups and dresses, Andrea Iyamah has you covered to serve luxury vacation vibes. The Mulan orange bikini is definitely on our wishlist.

Loza Maléombho

Step into your vacation with Ivorian shoe brand Loza Maléombho. The brand was born in 2009 in NYC and in 2012 relocated to Côte d’Ivoire where production currently takes place. 

The brand is described as “a bridge between traditional African aesthetics and contemporary fashion,” according to its website. 


We currently have our eyes on the Killah heels.


South African jewelry brand PICHULIK is based in Cape Town and prides itself on employing, collaborating and supporting women. 

The designs are “rooted in Africa, and inspired by ancient traditions and cultures around the world, PICULIK seeks to impart sacred feminine wisdom through its unique and intentional designs.”


The Aventurina earrings are the perfect colorful addition to making any vacation outfit complete.