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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Recap: Ankara Fest Los Angeles 2014

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.

The Event

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

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.

The show featured a number of Ankara and African Inspired designs by talented designers throughout the United States, dance and song performances and a highlight of the Red Pump Project,  a non-profit organization that highlights HIV/AIDS awareness among women and girls.  To my delight, the show flowed seamlessly, and the pieces on the runway reflected sheer talent and creativity, there were a number of times where I thought  "I want that piece for my closet."

I had a wonderful time!!! Visit my Facebook Page for more photos from the event.

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1 comment:

  1. I saw @MissDunnieO IG about this. I wish there was one in NY I'd love to go!

    Maggie A


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