Last week I attended African Fashion Week Toronto, which took place from Aug. 15th-18th. If this is your first time hearing about this event, do not feel badly because this was their first year running the event. Although, I did not get to attend the full week of events, I had a chance to attend the fashion show on Saturday and loved it. My senses of sight, touch and hearing were fully stimulated by the energetic atmosphere, the beautiful outfits, models, and numerous vendors. I’m very pleased that a large city like Toronto was able to host such an event that brought together so many talented indivduals to celebrate African culture. As an African myself, I felt like a proud mother, as the event unfolded. The designers present that night included Adebayo Jones (London, UK), Eloli Designs, Zeena Kay, Mema Xclusive (Liberia), Stephanie Owusu Ansah (Toronto), and Kaela Kay (Toronto).
Unfortunately, I lost alot of my pictures that I took at the event, I am still recovering from the shock. As described in my previous post, I accidentally formatted my camera which cleared all my pictures on my sd card including other personal photos. All 1000+ gone.However,I was able to recover 40% of them, and thought, it’s better than nothing right?
Enjoy the pictures below. Unfortunately, my research came up short and I could not figure out what all the designer’s individual pieces shown below were, if anyone knows please contact me so I may label them accordingly.
Please feel free to visit the African Fashion Week Toronto facebook page, and website @ www.afwt.ca for more information and updates.
I decided to wear a dress that I got custom made in Ghana 2 years ago.
|One of the models and I|
Until Next Time,
Sincerely Miss J