Highlights of AFWA 2014 fashion shows day 2

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Day two of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam in World Fashion Centre was more glitter and glamour since it was the day of the Gala Show.  This meant various fashion shows with beautiful designs of the more upscale African designers, of which you could see the difference with day one. Before the fashion shows started there were some speeches that didn’t go entirely as planned, leaving the presenter to improvise which he did well. After that the doors to the runway area were closed for the preparation of the first two fashion shows and there was time for a network and photo break. Then it was Gala Show time. Continue reading “Highlights of AFWA 2014 fashion shows day 2”

Highlights of AFWA 2014 fashion shows day 1

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Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam 2014 (AFWA 2014) is a fact. This past weekend was all about African and African inspired fashion as the first edition of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam took place at the World Fashion Center (WFC) in Amsterdam. On Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31 visitors of AFWA were able to enjoy the runway shows with colourful and bold African prints, entertainment and celebrity hosts. The first day was about the Student Show and Catwalk Show where students and emerging designers showcased their work. Day two was a bit more glamorous as it was the day of the Gala Show. Continue reading “Highlights of AFWA 2014 fashion shows day 1”

Plog: Preparation and Backstage peek at AFWA 2014

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Just came back from AFWA and got on my laptop ASAP. In this quick plog I would like to give you a sneak peek at the pictures I took during the prep and backstage at Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam (AFWA 2014) today at the World Fashion Center (WFC) in Amsterdam. You’re going to see my snapshots of the set up, the catering, the fashion designers and the models talking things through, and the designers getting their models ready. Continue reading “Plog: Preparation and Backstage peek at AFWA 2014”

Africa Fashion Week is taking Amsterdam

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Good news for African fashion lovers! After New York, Paris, Berlin, Prague and London it’s up to Amsterdam to host the Africa Fashion Week (AFWA 2014) that will take place in the World Fashion Centre. On August 30 and 31 there will be 20 African and African inspired designers showing the beauty of African couture, art and fashion to a European and global audience. And how pleased am I to tell you that I will attend this first time event in the Dutch Capital to capture all the best moments for you. Continue reading “Africa Fashion Week is taking Amsterdam”