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Sol Afrik Fashion Week New York
Serving as a global platform for exceptional couture and ready-to-wear designs, SAFWNY’s showcase will attract press coverage, fashion industry professionals, enthusiasts, and savvy fashion-conscious consumers.
Sol Afrik will not feature the week-long series of exhibitions that were scheduled to be part of their platform this year. In order to dedicate resources and build momentum for its official launch during the 2013 Fashion Week in New York, Sol Afrik will stage just one showcase this season: The lavish fashion and accessories show this Friday afternoon.
Event Executive Director Kantaki Washington says, “In addition to Friday’s runway show, we had plans to host a weeklong exhibition for our global designers, many of whom are well-known in their communities but are largely yet unknown amongst the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) scene. Since this is our first foray into NYFW, we believe that building momentum for SAFWNY to enter the highly demanding NYC fashion market is more beneficial for our supporters. Though we are disappointed our exhibitions will not occur alongside the runway show this year, we are excited about the array of exceptional designers we will showcase on Friday, as well as our plans to dazzle NYFW in
Friday’s SAFWNY fashion showcase will highlight glamorous accessories and stunning styles and trends from six designers across the globe: Elizabeth Azadi, Blackbird Jeans, Esosa E, Kibonen NY, Siwel Accessories, and Nyanga Creations. The event will also feature exclusive video coverage by Black Enterprise, complimentary cocktails and giveaways from sponsors such as Tea by Tiffany, Nu Ade, Cakes by Violet, Vita Coco, Bed-Vyne Wine and Manche Tees, cocktails, a special performance by JoiLynn Productions and luxury music by Afro-Electronic Music creator DJ Universe.
“Over the past few months, Sol Afrik has received such tremendous press coverage from reputable media houses like the Huffington Post and Global Grind, as well as support from powerful players in the NYS Senate and the entertainment industry, including one of hip-hop’s biggest mogul Russell Simmons,” said DeeAisha Alugbin, Managing Director, SAFWNY. She added, “It is for this reason that we are providing our fans and supporters a taste of the fashion extravaganza that we promised them; they will be expecting a fabulous show and that is exactly what they will get on Friday.”
Free admission will be honored with emailed RSVPs only: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sol Afrik Fashion Week New York: Sol Afrik Fashion Week New York (SAFWNY) is a lavish fashion event and 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. 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 21-28, 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.”
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