MAFI - The Last Resort 2014 Lookbook

Posted: Apr, 7th 2015 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,

2010 Ethiopian Designer of the year Mahlet Afework is one of the great cutting edge fashion designers coming out of Ethiopia. Founder of Mafi Design she launched her 'Last Resort' collection last year and showcased it at African Fashion Week NY.

The splash of colour to make everyone’s 2014 summer much more memorable. We love Mahlet “Mafi” Afework use of bold colours of yellow, black, aqua, green and turquoise hand-woven stripped cotton bomber jacket, tops, bags and scarfs.


The garments are hand-woven fabrics made by talented female weavers. Hand-weaving is an ancient Ethiopian craft tradition, practiced in every part of the country. Each region produces fabrics with their own unique stories, told in a language of pattern and colour.This season’s predominant motif is called Dinguza. Dinguza is the name of the pattern on many of Mafi’s pieces for this collection. The pattern is the product of the Dorze people in the Chencha region of southern Ethiopia. Mafi is proud to share the richness and diversity of Ethiopian culture through her modern interpretations of traditional fabrics and engagement with the communities that produce them.


Another amazing shot by fashion photographer Kyle La Mere.

Designer: Mahlet “Mafi” Afework 
Photographer: Kyle La Mere 
Make-up: Elizabeth Neish 
Jewelry: Ashley Drapes 
Models: Imani Amos | Erica Candice 


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