Sunday, 11 August 2013

THE AFRICA FASHION RECEPTION LIT UP PARIS

It was a weekend of razzmatazz and glamour as Legendary Gold Ltd in collaboration with the World Fashion Organization, Paris Luxury Events and the Embassy of Nigeria in France presented the Africa Fashion Reception of the World Fashion Week at the prestigious Salle Wagram which is located in the exclusive and very Porsche 17th district of Paris.


The prestigious Salle Wagram, 17th district, Paris - France
 The Africa Fashion Reception featured the collection of 14 leading African designers from 14 African countries. These designers were carefully selected to represent their countries from a pool of applicants from the various countries based on their lookbooks (portfolio) submitted months earlier.
Participating designers by country includes Anggy Haif-Cameroun, Francois 1er-Burkina Faso, Fay designz- Zambia, B’Exotiq by Bee Arthur-Ghana, Kipusa-Kenya, Moie-Liberia, Maria Bocoum-Mali, Siham El Habti-Morocco, Frank Osodi- Nigeria, Lilly Alfonso-Malawi, Dady de Maximo- Rwanda, Nafytoo-Senegal, Diana Fashion-Tanzania, JSE Couture-South Africa. See pictures of designs/country below:
 
Anggy Haif - Cameroun


B’Exotiq by Bee Arthur-Ghana

Fran├žois 1er - Burkina Faso

Kipusa - Kenya

MOIE - Liberia

Lilly Alfonso - Malawi

Maria Bocoum - Mali

Siham El Habti - Morocco

Debby Stitches - Nigeria

Frank Osodi - Nigeria

Dady de Maximo - Rwanda

JSE Couture - South Africa

Nafytoo - Senegal

Diana Fashion - Tanzania

Fay Designz - Zambia

images by Legendary studio, a subsiduary of Legendary Gold Ltd 

 The event gathered the very exclusive French and African audience led by the Nigerian Ambassador to France who was represented by Kenneth Nwanchukwu, Minister in charge of economic, investment and trade in the Nigerian Embassy , Chairman/CEO, World Fashion Week and members of the Board of Governors of the World Fashion Organization. Others that made the guest list included Ambassadors from over 12 countries, Dame Abimbola Fashola, First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs Merit Gordon Obua, Wife of the CSO to the Nigerian President, Aisha Babangida-Shinkafi, Alex Oriaku, Consul General, Nigerian Embassy, Dele Momodu, famous designer Alphadi and son,  etc.

Lexy Mojo Eyes (CEO of Legendary Gold Ltd) with Her Excellency, Dame Emanuella Abimbola Fashola - Fisrt Lady of Lagos State and guests

Lexy Mojo Eyes, CEO of Legendary Gold Ltd and Aisha Babangida-Shinkafi  daughter of former Nigeria President and chairperson of Better Life Programme for African Rural Woman

Lexy Mojo Eyes (CEO of Legendary Gold Ltd), Dele Momodu (CEO-Ovation Magazine), Nigerian designer Frank Osodi and guests
 
Kenneth Nwanchukwu, Minister in charge of Trade & Investment representing the Nigerian Ambassador to France

Paco de Jaimes, President of the World Fashion Organization (WFO) investing Mrs Obua as Patron of the WFO

French journalist Teddy Grego with Rachel Edjeren and  Ghanaian designer Bee Arthur
The global fashion press and buyers were not left out as they all had fulfilled day with the quality of what the designers presented. 
Stay tuned for the next edition of the Africa Fashion Reception in Paris, 2014.
Till then, remain FASHIONABLE!!!  

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