BLACK VOICES
06/28/2012 07:37 am ET | Updated Aug 28, 2012

Meet The Designers Transforming Africa's Retail Scene, Part Three: KoshieO

From Fashionista.com: When Franca Sozanni and Roberto Cavalli waltzed through West Africa in search of notable brands, KoshieO caught their eye. The label, founded by Nina Baksmaty, was one of several seen by Sozanni and Cavalli. This led to the opportunity to showcase her pieces during an invite-only event held by Italian Vogue in New York City in February. The resulting press has served to attract more clients drawn to Baksmaty's vibrant and highly wearable wares. Read on to see how she's leveraged it to help her quickly expanding brand.

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