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Monday, February 18, 2008

African Fashion Calendar 2008

Africa's fashion events are ready to get poppin'! Here we go with some key events we think you should not miss. If you have events you want listed, send to info@ladybrille.com.

SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa Design Week-- Design Indaba, February 23-29, CTICC Cape Town, South Africa. A must attend if you are in South Africa or surrounding African continents. The event features work from over 250 South African designers to the public and international fashion buyers, a Journalism Workshop and Young Designers Simulcast.
Sanlam SA Fashion Week
-- On to its 11th year, the Sanlam SA Fashion Week begins March 14-16, 2008, fashion workshops included. Congrats to Lucilla Booyzen for being appointed as fashion representative for South Africa on the World Fashion International Committee.

Audi Joburg Fashion Week-- March 5th-8th, 2008.

Fashion in Africa-- Tunisia, June 28, 2008
Fashion Africa 2008
--May 8th-11th, 2008

NIGERIA
Africa Movie Academy Awards-- April 26th, 2008

Nigeria Fashion Week [NFW]--July 22-26th, 2008. Congrats again to Lexy-Mojo Eyes producer of NFW for being appointed as Nigeria's fashion representative on the World Fashion International Committee.
GAMBIA
9TH Annual International Roots Festival: The Gambian Department of State for Tourism and Culture invites all Africans and friends of Africa overseas to come home and participate in this HUGE celebration which includes Gambian fashion, arts and crafts and takes place from 30th May – 7th June 2008. "Roots 2008 commemorates the enforced slavery enslavement and transportation of millions of Africans to the Americas and the Carribean."

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Howard University African Students present the 4th Annual African Fashion Show-- February 29th, 2008. The event is part of the Howard African Business Conference. Click on the preceding link to get all the details including how to purchase your tickets.

Mosaic Shop and Launching Event-- Official Launch Party of http://www.shopmosaiconline/ owned by fashion buyer Chioma Amegashie who was our main feature in our January issue. Date: February 22nd, 2008 from 6-9pm. Location: Esteban Sabar Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland, CA. 25% off all items for that evening plus, a percentage of the evening's proceeds will be donated to Tigerlily Foundation and The African Women's Cancer Awareness Association.

Stay tuned for more upcoming events!

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