Schedule is in for Africa Fashion Week New York too!

Posted on June 25, 2011


The schedule is in for this must attend event – just 2.5 weeks to go now! Open from the Thursday July 14th to Saturday July 16th – the 2011 edition of AFRICA FASHION WEEK NY begins.

Our AFG contributor Makeda will be attending this popular fashion event. 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 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.

See here for more info – all images courtesy of Africa Fashion Week New York and Adiree




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