The inaugural Fashion Mist UK event will be held on March 26th, 2011. The event will shine the spotlight on Ghanaian designers within Africa and the Diaspora while demonstrating that ethnic garments are not only an ephemeral trend but are a growing part of fashion retail consumer habits.
Confirmed designers include Sheila Boateng (N’Kya Designs), Sandi Owuso (Diva Delicious), Mina Evans, Anita Quansah (Anita Quansah London) and Helena Aidoo-Morrison (Aya Morrison). Maria Bentley and Adynkra will provide entertainment.
FashionMist will take place in two parts. During the day there will be an exhibition of 20 stalls, where the clothing and accessory ranges of participating designers will be available for purchase by the public. This part of the event is open to anybody and admission will be free. During the evening, FashionMist will host a ticketed fashion showcase, where a selection of designers will present exclusive collections. Part of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Global Mamas, an organization which aims at empowering women through art and crafts.
The Exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm – 5pm and admission is free. Doors for the Showcase will open at 6pm and this is a ticket-only event. Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased at ETICKETS.com. The event will take place at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Holborn.
~First photo Anita Quansah