Thursday July 14th to Saturday July 16th sees 2011 edition of AFRICA FASHION WEEK NY
The vision of the 3-day event is to “Break through the New York fashion noise allow diverse and upcoming designers to voice themselves through creative forum, to raise awareness and market diverse fashion professional’s talents and skills.”
Organised by Adiree.com this “Luxury multi-day event ..will include runway shows, vendor exhibition,and industry networking events with the sole purpose of raising awareness of the African Fashion/Entertainment professionals in New York and Tri -State area. More specifically, buyers and industry influencers will be previewed to African designers.”
They envision over 2,000+ attendees. It would be interesting to compare this event with the London one though I feel this one will be primarily to promote and support African designers whereas the London event appears to allow various designers to attend regardless of ethnic origin.
AFWNY will be including designers such as
and will take place in the Broad Street Ballroom at 41 Broad Street in New York, NY 10004.
Another event on the Africa Fashion Calender to take note of.
Images courtesy of AFWNY