Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Arise/This Day: African Fashion Collective 2009

The show took place last night and featured the designes of Xuly Bet from Mali, South African Stoned Cherrie (designed by Nkhensani Nkosi,) Fati Asibelua of Momo, and Nigeria's Tiffany Amber.

Said the NYT:

... the show still gave the crowd plenty to get excited about. There was a surreal turn on the Xuly Bet runway by Grace Jones, whose exoticism has always been of the extraterrestrial kind. There was the vision of the Bryant Park catwalks filled with an array of black beauties and not, as the Memphis-born model Wa’Keema Hollis said, the “same old two or three token girls.”

Watch a video of the show here

S: MBFashionweek

1 comment:

DON'T SWEAT IT said...

Been a fan of Stoned Cherrie for years (I lived/live in South Africa - it's slightly complicated), so it's definitely great to see her as well, as the other African designers, getting this level of exposure. What a great platform, for black models as well.