FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Public Relations Officer Mazuba Kapambwe
ASA Presents: Ankara Promenade: “The African Fashion Experience.”
The African Student Association at SUNY ALBANY is proud to present our highly anticipated Fashion Experience titled “Ankara Promenade” which will be held in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center on Sunday November 21st 2010 at SUNY ALBANY.
“Ankara” is african print that is used to make african outfits .It is mostly called Ankara in parts of West Africa.Other names it is known in other parts of Africa include Kanga (East Africa), Chitenge (Zambia ,Southern Africa) or Kitenge. Some people also call it “wrapper”. “Promenade” (“Se Promener “) is french for “to take a leisurely walk or a walkway.” Hence Ankara Promenade
is basically a runway of african print.
The title is befitting ,especially with the fact that the use of African print is on the rise.CNN has been featuring Nigerian designers like Deola Sagoe,Gwen Steffani used ankara material in her Spring/Summer 2011 collection at New York Fashion Week, Beyonce and Solange have worn items from Boxing Kitten which uses African Print. Keyshia Cole and Rihanna have stepped out in SUNO and Kelis has worn Jewel By Lisa, Nigerian label.
Our fashion show is an experience like no other as it will be divided into three main sections: Pre-Colonial, Traditional and Modern .The purpose of this is to show our guests the evolution of African fashion from past to present.Designers who will be showcasing their collections at our fashion show include Africa Fashion Week NY designer Kozbyworld ,Sarah
Williams of accessories line Free Peoples Rebellion, Oyato ,Tano designs, Design by U jewelery, Kofi designs , and Amarachi clothing. We will also feature some student designers.
So join us for a night of African fashion on November 21st 2010 at the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.
$8 in advance for regular admission.
$10 at the door for regular admission
Doors open at 6:15PM
The show starts promptly at 7PM
*Some funds from the show will be going to World Vision Organization.
Sponsors :”I am the Nu Black”, Kayobi Clothing, Uzuri Magazine ,New African Women’s magazine, Fab Magazine and Elonn Magazine and Ladybrille Magazine.
*goodybag included Sponsors “I am the Nu Black”, Kayobi Clothing, Uzuri Magazine ,New African Women’s magazine, Fab Magazine and Elonn Magazine.
Hosted by actress, public speaker and ,stylist Sophy Aiida and DJ Phaze.