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Africa Fashion Week Adds Diversity to New York Fashion Week September 4th – 6th

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Africa Fashion Week Adds Diversity to New York Fashion Week September 4th – 6th

New York City, August 23, 2014- The fashion industry has been under a microscope. Authors such as Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Poundo Gomis  have written about the under-representation of racially diverse models in runway shows.

Last September, former model Bethann Hardison’s company, Diversity Coalition, published an open letter to fashion councils in New York, London, Milan and Paris that called to task designers who used very few or no models of color in their fashion shows.

The fifth annual Africa Fashion Week has moved its dates to September 4th-6th from July to showcase a more diverse roster of Africa’s top designers during New York Fashion Week, September 4-11th, 2014. The schedule of this year’s production is as follows:

  • Day.01  Thursday 6PM EDT | Sept. 4th  2014 |  United Nations Foundation  |  801 2nd Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017 (Master Class Off the Runway)
  • Day.02- Friday 7PM EDT | September 5th  2014  |  Vogt Gallery  | 526 W 26TH Street Suite 205 New York, NY 10001 (Presentation, Pop Up Shop, Press Dinner)
  • Day.03 Saturday 7PM EDT | September 6th  2014| Metropolitan Pavilion (The Gallery)|  125 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011 (Runway Show)

“To gain the necessary that is necessary for participating designers, we had to move the dates to coincide with New York Fashion Week,” said Adiat Disu, founder of Africa Fashion Week. “All the participating designers are either from Africa or contributing to communities there while representing New York. ” Adiat Disu

Disu desires to bring luxury brands from some of Africa’s emerging  designers to showcase in New York.

New York Fashion Week showcases top designers like David Tlale and Marc Jacobs, both of whom have taken inspiration from African cultures and adapted it to the tastes of the market.

 

ANABA WISDOM CHIDIEBUBE OF WEIZ DHURM FRANKLYN

Africa Fashion Week Nigerian Designers

HILDA MAUYA OF DAHIL REPUBLIC OF COUTURE FASHION HOUSE

Africa Fashion Week Kenyan Designers II

IGWEDINMA RODNEY EMEKA OF MCMEKA

Africa Fashion Week Nigerian Fashion Designers

KHADIJAH MOUH OF MOROCCO CAFTAN NEW YORK

Africa Fashion Week Moroccan Designers

SALLY KARAGO OF MECENSAL

Africa Fashion Week New York

TIAGBE OF KOSOSHI

TIAGBE OF KOSOSHI Africa Fashion Week  Designers

For more information: www.Africafashionweek.com

Official sponsors of Africa Fashion Week are Arik Air, Africa.com and Spice TV.

 

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