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
Mark your calendars everyone…Africa Fashion Week is coming to Montreal for the very first time this year! You may want to clear your schedules for this, particularly Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th as of 7pm when this event will take place at Théâtre Paradoxe on 5959 Monk Blvd, Montreal. Africa Fashion Week Montreal (AFWMTL) will certainly prove to be an event you won’t want to miss.
This unique yet flamboyant annual event aims to celebrate African and Caribbean culture through exceptional talents of designers and architects who will be showcasing their creative looks. The fashion industry is so ready for this new era of colourful patterns, prints and African fabrics and it has been for the past few years. See for yourself…
AFWMTL will be captured on The Nikki Clarke Show in Ontario and will be live on the web. It is presented by a fabulous (leading) team of diverse women who share prowess in fashion, coordination, direction and design. Kama St-Juste leads this project alongside Béatrice Clervoix, Liette Clervoix et Médina Diabagate in an effort to show Montreal as a prenominate city where fashion resides. This event will feature 8 renowned and emerging designers such as Asikere Afana, Tufafi Fashion and Korto Momolu to name a few. Check out some of their fabulous collections…
(Images via asikereafana.com)
(Images via www.kortomomolu.com)
Who else is excited to witness such amazing talent on a runway? I know I am.
Check out this event’s Facebook page and website. Get your tickets here. Attend both nights for only $49.50. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8:30pm. I hope to see you there!
A portion of the profits will go towards the A.C.T.I.O.N Foundation, a non-profit organization (sponsored by the humourist Rachid Badouri) which pilots various social programs, one of which encourages young artists and designers.
(Other images via Afwmontreal.com and Pinterest.com)
Happy Tuesday! ❤️xo