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Africa Fashion Week New York Play’s “Fútbol” with James Ihedigbo of the New York Jets


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Adiat Disu, Founder & President
Adireé Fashion Agency & Africa Fashion Week (New York)
Adiat.disu@afwny.com
347-891-9680

Africa Fashion Week New York Play’s “Fútbol” with James Ihedigbo of the New York Jets

NEW YORK, NY, June 14, 2010- While the South African 2010 World Cup is just beginning, Adireé Fashion Agency (Adireé) of Africa Fashion Week (New York) (AFWNY) is starting to create their celebrity guest lists. AFWNY proudly announces that American “fútbol” safety for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) James Ihedigbo will be attending AFWNY.

Ihedigbo started his successful “fútbol” career in high school and then walked onto the University of Massachusetts football team as a freshman in 2002. He did not stop there and decided to attend the Jets 3-Day Rookie Mini-Camp. The Jets saw his drive, passion and skill for “fútbol” and signed Ihedigbo as a rookie free agent.

Ihedigbo spends a lot of time working with the charity that he founded called Hope Africa Foundation. Hope Africa Foundation concentrates on helping young adults from all throughout Africa improve their education.

Produced by Adireé, AFWNY, July 12 – July 18 2010 is a luxury multi-day event that will include runway shows hosting designers from various countries in Africa and those of the African Diaspora, exhibitions, and industry networking events. Producers of AFWNY have also agreed to donate some of its proceeds to Hope Africa.

Some of the designers showcasing are as follows:

54 Kingdoms – Ghana
Arewa Designs- Nigeria
Atal Stella Uganda – Uganda
BebeGrafiti – Nigeria Niger Delta
Bill Witherspoon- African America
Charlene Amankwah - Ghana
Chianu International - Nigeria
Côté Minou- Cameroon
Darryl Jagga – South Africa
Fabulous Fingers – UK/ Nigeria
House of Bunor- Nigeria
KiRette Couture - Cameroon
Kosibah - UK/Nigeria
Kozby World- Nigeria
Kumba Wear - Senegal
Lin-Z Inc. – African American
Mustafa Hassanali – Tanzania
Osun Designs - Jamaica
Qétura – Nigeria
Solome-Uganda
Vee Fashion House- Kenya

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 Runway Fashion Show @ 4PM
Friday, July 16th, 2010 Runway Fashion Show @ 6PM
Saturday, July 17th, 2010 Vendor Day/Trunk Show/Sample Sale @ 12PM-5PM
Soiree @ 10PM

Learn more about AFWNY by visiting their website. Tickets for AFWNY can be purchased by going to www.afwny.com. Keep informed about AFWNY by following Twitter, Facebook, and visiting their blog.

Some official sponsors include, but are not limited to: Revlon, Dollhouse Footwear, Ladybrille Magazine, Soul Purpose, Skinny Water and The African Network.

About Adireé Fashion Agency:

Adireé Fashion Agency, established February 2009 in Westchester, NY, is a fully integrated, result driven company that focuses on fashion event production, organization, and consulting for small to medium size fashion clients in the New York, NY and White Plains region.

Adireé exists to produce and organize fashion events that are backed by thorough marketing strategies. The purpose of Adireé produced events is to generate ROI for its fashion clients; therefore, helping clients to establish a better connection with consumers. Adireé designs, builds, and helps fashion clients maintain a high quality brand or company image through trend smashing events.

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