Some of our favorite African and Carribean designers will be showing at Boston Fashion Expose on October 2nd, 2010 at the World Trade Center as a finale to Boston Fashion Week. Check out details below from the organizers:
Haitian-born Prajje Jean
Baptiste launches Spring line; Project Runway Fan Favorite Korto Momolu, returns with her latest designs
Jean-Baptiste, founder of Boston Fashion Expose, has created a collaborative fashion event featuring a collection of noteworthy designers that has become a key focal point of Boston Fashion Week since 2008. This year’s event will be held at the World Trade Center Harborview Ballroom, with the addition of an arcade of fashion exhibitors and pop-up stores.
“We have decided to name this year’s event The Rise of Fashion,” said Jean-Baptiste. “In a city teeming with creative talent, Fashion Expose is an event that allows designers to come together and celebrate their collections in a unique and dynamic venue.”
While Fashion Expose is committed to showcasing up-and-coming local designers and established national and international fashion brands, the centerpiece of the October 2 show will be the launch of Prajje 1983, and the Spring line, Payizan. It is a collection inspired and drawn from the majestic and artistic cultural elements of his native home Haiti. Prajje’s Payizan asks the viewer to look beyond the everyday life and struggle of the country’s farmers to be inspired by the colorful and spirited
soulfulness of their culture.
Despite Prajje’s love for his adopted city Boston, he still feels the pull of his homeland which is evident in this exquisite collection. A Payisan accessories line will accompany the couture and ready-to-wear pieces in the show.
This year’s participants include a diverse group with talent hailing from South Africa, Somalia (via New York), London,
and Boston. Korto Momolu returns to Fashion Expose and will show alongside South African designer David Tlale
who presented his collections at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2010; and Boston’s own Sara Marhamo; and Mataano, the famous Somalian twins n featured on Oprah. Fashion Expose has elevated the caliber of its runway presentation by bringing elite models including New York Fashion Week darling Ataui Deng, as well as Aminat Ayinde and Bianca Golden of America’s Next Top Model fame.
For Fashion Expose are $25.00 and available in advance at www.bostonfashionexpose.com.