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New York Fashion Week Africa has its Last Show, but You Can Still Support African Designers

Ladybrille Magazine congratulates organizers of New York Fashion Week Africa for a job well done this past six (6 years), and wishes them success in their new chapter.

NYFashionWeekAfrica“The runway showcase of eight pan-African designers at New York Fashion Week Africa 2015 was responsible for a bright, bold, print-filled success of a day. Inarguably, it proved that fashion is at its best when it tells a story. That being said, it seems like the overarching story of this particular event is ready to move on to its next chapter. At this year’s presentation, founder Adiat Disu announced that this would be the last New York Fashion Week Africa. In a heartfelt speech at the finale of the show, Disu said:

“Every purpose has to change to fit the appetite of the person taking it on. And I think at this point, we’ve been here for six years showcasing this production, showcasing designers. It’s time to take on a new form to fit the appetite of its consumers. So unfortunately, we won’t be returning. And it’s nothing personal. It’s just at this time, we believe it’s more important to focus on retail-driven opportunities, because at the end of the day, that’s what sustains these entrepreneurs.”

Bustle has the full story.

Ladybrille Magazine

Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.

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