Words Danai Mavunga Photography Kevin Tachman
Stand by, Lagos – the first-ever ARISE Magazine Fashion Week is coming to town. We’ve invited 50 top African designers, including Tiffany Amber, Jewel By Lisa, Klûk CGDT, Christie Brown and Xuly Bët, to grace our runways with their autumn/winter 2011 collections. This prestigious event will be held at the Federal Palace Hotel from March 10 –13, culminating in the ARISE Magazine Fashion Awards. The winning designers will then go on to attend the ARISE Magazine Fashion Gala in New York on September 14 during New York Fashion Week.
After three successful seasons of ARISE African Fashion Collective at the 2009 and 2010 New York Fashion Weeks, and the sponsorship of Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg (2009), ARISE founder, Nduka Obaigbena, felt it was time to go it alone: “ARISE is already leading the way and, due to the unprecedented demand to showcase Africa’s finest designers, we’ve created our very own series of spectacular events.
We are showing the world that Africa is here to stay at the forefront of international fashion.” See you on the front row.
Read the Editors' blog - Helen Jennings' post on AMFW