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Designer Shows Dress Inspired By Cecil The Lion's Death At Africa Fashion Week

The Mary Martin-designed frock was showcased at Africa Fashion Week London 2015.

And they weren't the only ones mourning Cecil -- fashion designer Mary Martin was so moved by the tragedy, that she decided to create a dress inspired by the death of the lion.

"When I saw the lion on the TV I was deeply deeply shocked," Martin told BBC World Service. "So basically, I went in my room and because he was dead I thought I'd make a dress in black to represent the death of the lion."

The handmade dress is made of sparkly black fabric and features layers of black tulle at the top, to represent the lion's mane.

"Different textures of tulle which I've attached to the dress. The back has got the silkiness and fineness of the lion's body," said Martin.

The frock, which took Martin two weeks "day and night" to create, was shown at the fifth annual Africa Fashion Week London, where emerging and established designers showcase their work.

Check out more highlights from Africa Fashion Week London 2015 below:

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Africa Fashion Week London 2015

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