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December 28th, 2011

Black Fashion Week 2011 goes to Prague

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Written by: Jacqueline Shaw
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In October just after Paris Fashion Week, PRAGUE will receive ‘la crème de la crème’ of the BLACK FASHION WEEK PRAGUE, a one-of-the-kind event initiated by Adama Paris with the purpose to celebrate fashion while revealing the togetherness of the Black Diaspora.

Image courtesy: Black Fashion Week Prague

Image courtesy: Black Fashion Week Prague

Image courtesy: Black Fashion Week Prague

BLACK FASHION WEEK will focus on Black fashion giving black designers as well as black models a platform to showcase their talent to the public & media in Prague as they previously did in Paris. The purpose of this event is to promote black fashion industry and showcase the creation of black designers, the work of hair & make up artists, show producers and models beyond African borders and so compare different aspects of haute couture in big cities internationally.

They are an international collective of young people passionate about fashion and Africa founded by the Senegalese fashion designer Adama Paris (below – collection) in 2002.

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Adama Paris has 10 years experience with a previous annual event called Dakar Fashion Week. Adama and her team launched the Black fashion week in Paris and now in Prague with future plans to extend this week to London, Milan and other cities around the world. Designers from the previous Paris show included David Tlale, Black Coffee, Gilles Toure, Alain Niava, Xuly Bët, Ituen Basi, Kiko Romeo, Eva Gabarra, Madam Wokie, Samantha Cole, Eki Orleans, Laquan Smith and Lola Fatouroti.

With 10 years experience with Dakar Fashion Week, and an edition of Afrika Fashion Awards, Adama Paris and her team launched the Black fashion week in Paris and Prague, which will, in the very near future, extend to London Milan and other cities around the world.

Image courtesy: Black Fashion Week Prague

BLACK FASHION WEEK PRAGUE official dates are:

3-6 November 2011

@ Augustine Hotel


The 2011 Designers

Adama Paris (Senegal)

Alphadi (Niger)

Asake-Oge Couture (Nigeria)

Eva Gabarra (Senegal)

Elie Kuam (Liban/Cote d’Ivoire)

Fitt (Senegal)

Gilles Toure (Cote d’Ivoire)

Imane Ayissi (Cameroon)

Mame Fagueye Ba (Senegal)

Olivier Couturier (Martinique)

Siham Kharbouch (Morocco)

Founder and Designer Adama Paris believes that Education is always fashionable and this time, she has put together a great show in PRAGUE to the profit of Senegalese street children. Funds from the BLACK FASHION WEEK PRAGUE will benefit non-profit organizations who are striving to give these kids something memorable for their entire life. This means that every person attending the show will be indirectly contributing to the good cause.

Image courtesy: Black Fashion Week Prague

With a great collective of designers and with Adama and her teams strong reputation of fashion events, makes this one a fresh new event for the African Fashion Calender and one to take note of and not to be missed.

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Author: Jacqueline Shaw



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