The exclusive event will be hosted by humanitarian organization, KONZENI Foundation, and will feature happy hour cocktails from 6pm until 8pm and music by DJ Zimo. The event will also present the best works from three emerging designers, Crown Soul Creations, Toriola Designs, and Eunika Simmons. Guests will be asked to select their favorite and most inspiring designer, whose work will be featured on the SAFWNY website.
“We are almost one month away from the launch of Sol Afrik Fashion Week New York,” said SAFWNY founder Kantaki Washington. “To get us in the mood for this global fashion fair, we’ve carefully cooked up an event that will cultivate awareness around SAFWNY and enable fashion industry professionals and enthusiasts to gain exposure and make new contacts.”
Admission to the event is free only with emailed RSVPs to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sol Afrik Fashion Week New York: Sol Afrik Fashion Week New York (SAFWNY) is a lavish multi-day fashion event. It is the first of its kind to exclusively showcase edgy, couture, contemporary, and ready-to-wear fashions created by designers hailing from across the African diaspora and the globe. SAFWNY features two days of spectacular runway shows, an emerging designer showcase, as well as an exhibition hall that affords designers a chance to hobnob with industry insiders, from buyers to merchandising and production chain representatives.
Recognizing the importance of this groundbreaking week of fashion, the SAFWNY platform has garnered tremendous support from the New York State Senate, who declared September 21-20, 2012 Sol Afrik Fashion Week, and entertainment mogul, Russell Simmons, who urged “designers of color to take advantage of the amazing opportunity that Sol Afrik has created as an excellent space for designers to showcase their talent.”