In Pictures: African fashion comes to London

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London is hosting its own Africa fashion week, showcasing the latest designs influenced by the continent:

image captionDesigners and models came into the BBC's offices in central London to talk about their style.
image captionMary Martin's design was inspired by Cecil, the Zimbabwean lion famous for his black mane that was shot in July by a US dentist...
image captionMs Martin (C) said that when she saw Cecil's mane on a video she was filled with inspiration.
image captionModel Tasha wears an outfit from Kenyan fashion house Njema Helena that uses traditional fabric to make culottes.
image captionHere a model shows off a jacket very much like a kaftan with delicate detailing in the collar made by Nigerian designers Needlepoint Women.
image captionModel Nathalie gets into a dress from Nigerian bridal wear designers Athena Bride.
image captionOrganisers, including Odette Steele (L), have been running the London Africa fashion event in London since 2011.
image captionModel Maggie Smith reveals she cannot sit down in her "very delicate" red feather dress by South Africa designers Beach Cult.
image captionThe organisers of Africa Fashion Week London say the event, which runs for two days, is Europe's largest catwalk event of African designs.
image captionIt has showcased more 300 designers since 2011, not just from Africa but aslo from those living in the diaspora.

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