Earlier this week, I shared Part 1 of Africa Fashion Week Montreal (AFWMTL), an innovative annual event which aims to celebrate African and Caribbean culture by showcasing creative designs of renowned and emerging artists. Without further ado, here is part 2 of last weekend’s event.
Asikere Afana specializes in sensual blends of African-inspired, timeless trends & curated textiles. Made in Ghana with 100% cotton and fair trade.
Cocody Collections specializes in African print fabrics and vibrant colours with a modern minimalist chic and simple yet notorious (in its originality) style.
Elle Sublime represents strong yet delicate, audacious and even eccentric women of all generations who value their femininity, specializing in trendy handmade custom jewelry.
Korto Momolu celebrates the essence of Africa through the use of traditional, luxury fabrics; skins; mixed prints on fashion forward women’s wear and accessories. Her signature designs also appeared on the 5th season of Bravo TV’s hit show, Project Runway; where she was placed 1st runner up. She is definitely a top designer to watch!
Again a HUGE thank you to Kama St-Juste and her leading team Médina Diabagate, Béatrice Clervoix and Liette Clervoix for bringing AFWMTL to Montreal.
I truly hope this entices you to be a part of AFWMTL next year. I know I will be (God willing!).
(Images via StarInMoi)
Happy Saturday! ❤️xo
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever edition of Africa Fashion Week Montreal (AFWMTL) at Théatre Paradox and I must say that I’m already looking forward to next year. This event was such a memorable one with exceptional talent, live entertainment, creative designs and beautiful people. If you missed it,
shame on you fret not, Star In Moi was there to capture every moment. Here’s part 1 of this weekend recap.
Uzu Creations (Montreal) featuring Champ
Uzu Creations specializes in handmade accessories and bags crafted from African fabric and other materials.
Eldior Sodeck (New York)
Eldior Sodeck Design focuses on African patterns mixed with modern designs. This Afro-Urban design brand is not limited to clothing but also to home accessories and interior designs.
Tufafi Fashion (Ottawa)
Tufafi Fashion focuses on casual wear that combines vibrant colours and unique patterns. Each design celebrates merging culture and is inspired by tribal prints and urban wear individuality.
Nyanga Creations (New York)
Nyanga Creations focuses on creating fashionable and quality apparel with the essence of Africa.
Designer medley with Patrick Isaac II
(Images via Star In Moi)
A BIG thank you to Kama St-Juste and her leading team, Médina Diabagate (a special thank you), Béatrice Clervoix and Liette Clervoix for having me. Wishing you many more years of success with AFWMTL. I loved every second!
Happy Wednesday! ❤️xo
Elie Saab presented his Haute Couture show earlier this week and the collection was adorned with sequins, crystals, sheer tulle, feathers and ostrich plumes. The Lebanese designer dedicating the collection to his past in Beirut which he called the “golden age”. I’m loving the influence of Beirut in his new lineup as it introduces a certain freshness to his looks and provides the perfect template for new embroideries. See for yourself…Here are some of my favourite looks from the collection. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
(Images via WWD)
What are your thoughts?
Are you ready for the sexiest night on television?
The 2014 Victoria Secret Fashion Show airs tomorrow night (Tuesday, December 9) at 10/9c on CBS. The annual event features elaborate costumed lingerie shown on some of the world’s top fashion models such as current Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk and Karlie Kloss. With all the lavish costumes (many including angel wings) and with performances by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Hozier, the show is sure to be quite the entertainment. This year’s runway themes are Gilded Angels, University of Pink, Exotic Traveler, Fairy Tale, Dream Girl and Angel Ball.
Here are some of my favourite looks from the different themes running within the show.
(Image via DIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS/GETTY IMAGES FOR MICHAEL KORS)
Yesterday, the Michael Kors spring/summer show took place at Spring Studios, NY for New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Olivia Munn rocked MK from head to toe in this suntan eyelet jacquard jumpsuit that she paired with black sandals. This look is simple yet chic. No accessories needed! The jumpsuit is a statement in itself and the sweetheart shape neckline oozes femininity. I think I need this one-piece wonder in my closet. What are your thoughts?
Check out some of my favourite looks from the Michael Kors S/S runway show…
(Images via MichaelKors.com)