If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen my live updates from Ankara Fest this past weekend. I had the amazing opportunity to cover Ankara Fest LA last Saturday. As one of the largest Ankara festivals on the West Coast, Ankara Fest highlights the work of young African designers and/or African designs in the United States.
Held at the Belasco Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, the Fashion Show was the highlight of the event, but before the show, attendees had the opportunity to walk the red carpet and look/shop for African inspired jewelry, clothing and accessories from event vendors.
Necklaces by BLM Glam Jewels
Hand-crafted apron by L'Oven Fresh
Jewelry by Elizabeth in Pearls
Actor Duain Richmond (who's in the next Drumline movie) and Actress and Comedian Yvonne Orji did an excellent job hosting the show. They had great chemistry and were both hilarious. I laughed until I (almost) cried at the the Nigerian mother jokes.
I had a wonderful time!!! Visit my Facebook Page for more photos from the event.
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