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In The News: 2010 "I Wear African" Runway Show Report on Fashion Windows



LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2010 / FW/ — Bringing a new and fresh aesthetics to contemporary style, “I Wear Africa” fashion show brought a positive spotlight on Africa and Africans.

Produced by African Vibes magazine, the runway show was held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the Avalon in Hollywood with international superstar and singer — known as the “King of Techno-Soukous Music” as celebrity catwalker, shaking his hips and gyrating across the runway as the evening’s special musical guest.

The magazine honored Awilo and celebrity fashion designer and “Project Runway” alum with a Diamond Award for uplifting their African heritage through music and fashion.

The designers who participated in the “” fashion show included (Ghana) of Ill-la-la Designs; (Dominica, West Indies) of the ; (Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC) of ; Maryanne E. Mokoko and Stephanie T. Mouapi (Cameroon) of Côté Minou; (Ethiopia); jewelry designer (Nigeria) of and (Ivory Coast), who is a contestant on this season’s “Project Runway.” [READ MORE]

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