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#EVENT All Things Ankara Fashion Week 2015 DC Highlights | Pictures & Videos

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“First Ever Ankara Print Fashion Week”

Showcasing, Highlighting & Celebrating Ankara Print Fashion”

“One of the Biggest African Fashion Events in D.C.”

“100s of Attendees & Models, 13 Vendors, 11 Designers , 3 events & a 1 Day Production”

(Washington, DC) – The 2nd Cycle of All Things Ankara Fashion Week hit the Washington, D.C. Area by storm on

Saturday, July 25th, 2015.

The fully attended event took place at the luxurious, entertainment, & celebrity concert hall,  

The Fillmore Silver Spring in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.

It was a one day production with three events that showcased, highlighted and celebrated Ankara Print Fashion.

This was the first and largest Ankara Print Showcase as well as one of the biggest African Fashion Events in D.C.

 It is also one of the largest productions of its kind on the East Coast (U.S.A.) & the world.

Video By Laji Photography 

All Things Ankara Fashion Week 2015 featured:

 An Ankara Marketplace of a diverse array of Exhibitors, Vendors and African Inspired small business owners,

whom were able to successfully sell and promote their products to the public.

An Ankara Fashion Show of talented Designers,  

whom were able to showcase their latest luxurious, colorful & vibrant Ankara Print Inspired designs on the runway for all shapes,sizes, genders & age groups.

An Official Launch for LOFA Magazine & Kente Brothers,

whom were able to introduce their brands  in collaboration with the event.

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House of LOFA Taken by Mayowaojo Photography

 LOFA Magazine also known as Love of Fashion in Africa Magazine showcases the world of African fashion and beauty in and out the continent of Africa.

Kente Brothers are a  talented brotherhood and creative group comprised of  individuals from all over the world with different cultures and backgrounds.

   The Official All Things Ankara Fashion Week 2015  Exhibitors/Vendors included:

Tutu’s Storybooks, Pure Romance, African Eleganza, Dara Oji Collections, AdrinkaExpo, Lush Vices, Almaz Afrika, Amyang, Ankara Streets by Jess, Stella & Dot, Horoyah, La Main Tendue & Ocean Eaze Global Services, Inc.

As the vendors and exhibitors sold and promoted their products, the crowd was entertained by local musicians:

G Suave Da Poet, Manny Wellz, O-Slice, Pardon C, Diallo Brutherz, Abdel, Obiãs, LOE & Smart Deey

Wearing a stylish and casual Kente Tunic with a tail, Beautician and Comedian, Flapp Jack (Aisha Sulaiman) hosted the Ankara Marketplace while Towson University Student and Disc Jockey, DJ Hav Mercy (Ben Minah) filled the room with electrifying tunes.

As the Ankara Marketplace came to a close, The Fillmore started to prepared for The Ankara Fashion Show & LOFA Magazine/Kente Brothers Official Launch, the production’s most anticipated event.

As the doors opened, the stylish attendees arrived to their seats which had

bright red gift bags sponsored by Life of An Uj.

 Video By Life of An UJ 

The Gift bags were tied with Ankara Print Fabric, included numerous goodies and even had a

popular West African Pastry called Chin Chin

The Official All Things Ankara Fashion Week 2015 Designers included:

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House of LOFA Magazine (HOLM),

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ProdigieClothing,

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Mitindo Nite,

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Sultry Glamazon,

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Ankara Streets by Jess,

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SL Fashion Design,

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Shakara New York,

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OhemaaCloset,

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African Allure,

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 Nikki Billie Jean &

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LAVIEbyCK

The Ankara Fashion Show featured spectacular Ankara Print Designs and models from various countries,

 complexions and of rich skin tones.

As make-up artists, hairstylists,wardrobe stylists, and designers primped models before taking off on the runway,

Multi-award winning Fashion Director Show, Stylist & Published Blogger,

Skye Charlie,

held it down as the fashion show’s backstage coordinator/director

Multi-award winning media correspondent, blogger, philanthropist, and the official host of the Ankara Fashion Show,

 Raro Lae, looked beautiful in an eye catching Dashiki print gown by African Allure,

In between designer showcases on the runway, the crowd was entertained by local musicians & dancers:

Simisola, University of Maryland’s Afrochique Dance Troupe, Hameed &  High Point High School’s African Konnection Dance Troupe.

Traffic Reporter, Host/Producer at FOX/CW Baltimore & KALI TV Host, Chardelle Moore, looked regal in a spectacular Black and Gold Gye Nyame Dress by OhemmaCloset, as she captivated the crowd with her amazing presence, as the

 event’s motivational guest speaker.

The event concluded with LOFA Magazine’s Official Launch, a collaborative culture art exhibit featuring exclusive in-house couture designs by House of LOFA Magazine.

The production’s non-profit beneficiary was La Main Tendue “The Reach Out Hand”.

 The Reach Out Hand believes that all children or people regardless of their origin and creed have a right to enjoy the same happiness, health, and education as other children or people in the world. For More Info & To Donate Go to: www.lamaintendueus.org

The Faces and Models of the All Things Ankara Fashion Week 2015 Campaign were

  Elaine Afrika (Adliad Kwawu) & Team Yaga (Arnold Phillip).

They participated in a unique, colorful and chic campaign lookbooks which included:

ankara minimalism., Ankara Hydration & Ankara Immaculate Couture.

The ATAFW 2015 Campaign Editorials were shot by Paul Hance of LOFA Magazine, Styled by Nikki Billie Jean of All Things Ankara, Creatively Directed by Jacqueline Weah of LOFA Magazine & Troy Massa of Leone Consulting & Marketing Group & Make-Up and Hair was styled by Emmanuela Flomo of Emmanuela’s Hair & Make-Up

The Campaign Editorial Video was shot by Eugene Maddy of Get Boxed.

The Campaign Editorial Designers Include: LAVIEbyCK, Nikki Billie Jean, LushVices & Unique by Reelia 

Check out the The Official ATAFW 2015 Campaign Lookbooks & Video (HERE)

 

Thank You to The Immediate Partners & Organizers for All Things Ankara Fashion Week 2015:

Nikki Billie Jean of All Things Ankara, Troy Massa of Leone Consulting & Marketing Group, Paul  & Jacqueline Weah of LOFA Magazine & Kente Brothers

Check Out Press on ATAFW 2015 (HERE)

Check Out the Entire Gallery on ATAFW 2015 (HERE)

Check Out the Pre-Press Release on ATAFW 2015 (HERE)

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For More Information go to:

www.allthingsankarafashionweek.com

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For Questions Please Email:

info@allthingsankarafashionweek.com

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 #ATAFWDC #ATAFWDC2015

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All material and pictures gotten from http://www.allthingsankarafashionweek.com/press-release.html & http://www.allthingsankarafashionweek.com/201510.html

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