On Friday the 24th of June, the Afropolitans Fashion presentation took place at the V& A Museum, London. It was an evening exploring African photography, fashion, style and identity in celebration of the exhibition Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography. The event looked back to image-makers who captured the excitement, optimism and sense of freedom of post-independence African nations from the 1960s, and forward to a new generation of Afropolitans, global tastemakers whose sensibilities are rooted in their African identities.
Minna Salami (Founder of MsAfropolitan), assisted by creative director Ola Shobowale, presented a special, for one night only fashion show. Guests experienced the rise of an Afropolitan fashion aesthetic with outfits specially styled for the evening by top African designers such as Tiffany Amber, Jewel by Lisa, KemKem Studio, Eki Orleans, Chichia London, Ituen Basi, Bestow Elan and many more. Accompanied by a Kora instrumental by Jally Kebba Susso.
View Photos from the event below:
Rob Shepard- All images remain the copy right of the photographer
Show Producer: Minna Salami
Creative Director: Ola Shobowale
Head Stylist: Sharna-Marie Francis
Assistant Stylist: Lisa Chinwire
Assistant: Alma Jackson-Davis
Lead Make-Up Artist: Misha Terrett using Misha Terrett Cosmetics
Make-Up Artist: Karen Salandy
Hair Stylist: Signature by Design
Jewel by Lisa
Beatrice k Newman
Senga K designs
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