It was a weekend of razzmatazz and glamour as Legendary Gold Limited in collaboration with the African Union and the Nigerian Ministry of Trade and Investment presented the Africa Fashion Reception 2014 at the prestigious Salle Wagram which is located in the exclusive and very Porsche 17th district of Paris.
The event gathered a very exclusive French and African audience led by the Nigerian Minister of Trade and Investment who was represented by his permanent secretary, his Excellency Ambassador Abdukadir Musa and the Nigerian Ambassador to France who was represented by Davidson Ikemefuna .
|His Excellency Ambassador Abdukadir Musa, representing the Nigerian Minister of Trade and Investment|
The event was also attended by the Ambassadors of Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cameroun & Cape Verde to France. Also in attendance was the Ethiopian Ambassador to UNESCO and representatives of African Ambassadors from over 15 countries. Her Excellency, Ambassador Nimate Akanbi, Nigerian Ambassador to the Netherlands graced the event.
Others that made the guests list include the Vice President of World Fashion Organization – Europe, Piercarlo Borgogeli, French politician François Durpaire and the top Italian buying group Camera Moda Buyer. Also in attendance are lots of presses led by Viola Bisiach of Italian Vogue.
All guests arrived to a lavish cocktail by one of the event’s partners, Nicolas Feuillate, the French number one Champagne brand.
Lexy Mojo Eyes, President of Legendary Gold Limited and CEO of Africa Fashion Reception kicked off the evening with a welcome address. His Excellency, Jacque Kabale, Ambassador of Rwanda to France gave a short speech on behalf of all African Ambassadors in France.
|His Excellency Ambassador Kabale, Ambassador of Rwanda in France giving a short speech|
A short key note address was delivered by Ambassador Abdukadir Musa on behalf of the Nigerian Minister of Trade & Investment.
The 2014 European edition of the AFR featured an exhibition area and the collection of 24 leading African designers from 24 African countries. Some of the participating designers include Christalyx-Cameroon; Cindy Monteiro-Cap Verde; Lilly Alfonso-Malawi; HanaaDarkaoui-Morocco; Urban Roots Eco-Ethiopia; Keto Couture – Nigeria, Diana Fashion-Tanzania; Botocy-Bostwana; Dady de Maximo-Rwanda; Borthini-Mali; Fay designs-Zambia; Kil Fashion-Togo; Amakeya design-Namibia; LM design-RDC; Rubicon-South Africa; Keepeekee-Sierra Leone; ZiziCardow-Nigeria; Akou Fashion Creation-Côte d’Ivoire; LisetePote-Angola; Hall of Peters-Ghana; Alphao Fashion-Guinée; Jose House of Creations-Uganda; Yak Lay-Benin, etc…
Partners include the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria - Ministry of trade and investment, Nicolas Feuillate, Spice TV, Ubiznews, Ovation Magazine, Amina magazine, AIT, PRTV & K.pictures.
|Cocktail offered by Official Champagne partner - Nicolas Feuillate|
Few images of the showcased collections below...
Credit photos : K.Pictures
Stay tuned for more in the next days.....
|BOSTWANA - Botocy|
|CAMEROON - Chrystalix|
|CAP VERDE - CM|
|ETHIOPIA - Urban Roots|
|GHANA - Hall of Peters|
|GUINEE - Alphao Fashion|
|MALAWI - Lily Alfonso|
|MALI - Bortini|
|NAMIBIA - Amakeya design|
|NIGERIA - Keto Couture|
|NIGERIA - Zizi Cardow|
|RWANDA - Dady de Maximo|
|SIERRA LEONE - Keepeekee|
|SOUTH AFRICA - Rubicon|
|TOGO - Kil Fashion by Grace Wallace|
|ZAMBIA - Fay Designs|
|Participating designers taking a final bow....|
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