On Saturday night, myself and around 3,000 other people gathered in the garden of Hotel Mercure-Sarakawa (Lome, Togo), for the 3rd Edition of the Bimod 228 Fashion Show. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but once I knew that Vlisco was a sponsor, and would also be showing their latest pieces, I HAD TO GO.
It was soooo hot and soooo humid but I was too excited about the show to even care that we were about to watch 9 designers show their collections outside where the mosquitos were going to town on my legs and arms, despite dousing myself with inspect repellant before going to the show… but I digress.
Like I was saying I was very excited that Vlisco would be showing their newest collection, but surprisingly enough, it wasn’t even Vilisco’s collection that blew me away; instead, I was super, SUPER impressed by the collections of the other 9 African designers.
Here are a some of my favourite pieces!
The designers: Cesar Vodis, Christelle Mensah- Da Silveira, Akoko Folibey-Sebio, Francoise Adjanke, Boris Wellington, Sessi Edi, Elloi Sessou, Nadir Tati and Ibronke Oluwaseyi Asepo.
Congratulations to all the designers on a job well done, and to Blandine Sambiani-Bagnah for putting on an excellent show, and especially for supporting local African designers 🙂
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On Thursday night, swimwear line Cascata Blu treated us to a fashion show and an event to raise funds and increase awareness for the A Hi Kulene Area Development Program and World Vision Canada at MARO Supper Club. The fashion show featured looks from Cascata Blu’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, paired with “African-inspired” jewellery created and donated by a variety of Canadian designers.
Thank you so much to Cascate Blu and Magnet Creative for inviting us.
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WHO: Onikai is an LA based fashion that is debuting their 2011 collection. Starting out with t-shirts, Onikai has expanded their variety adding hoodies, dresses, and jumpers. For those unfamiliar with Onikai, the brand can be summed up by the theme of war vs. peace or the east coast vs. the left coast.
WHAT: Onikai will be presenting their 2011 collection also featuring B. Original footwear which all the models will be wearing. Accessories that will be featured are Story Afton’s Accessories, Raena Rice Accessories, and more.
WHERE: The event will be held in the Dragon Lounge above Katsuya at Americana
702 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210
WHEN: Red Carpet entrance at 10pm
Show starts at 11pm
It should be a great show. Music playing. Great clothes. Good vibes. This during Fashion Week so of course, dress the part.
RSVP for the event at email@example.com
See you there 🙂
xo, June 🙂