For the first time ever, since the fashion event started 14 years ago, African fashion designers will now feature on the runway of the prestigious Miami Fashion Week holding at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, Miami, Florida, United States of America, from Wednesday 20th March to Sunday 24th March 2013.
The Miami Fashion Week, formerly known as the Miami Beach International Fashion Week, is the fifth largest fashion week in the world of fashion and has become known for discovering and showcasing the best fashion from around the world.
African designers now have the opportunity to share the world’s stage with the likes of Oscar de La Renta, Carolina Herrerra, Patricia Field and many more. They also get the chance to create their own branded “boutique” where about 10,000 retail customers can shop and purchase items directly at the Fashion Collective Pop-Up Boutique Show.
W-Art And Design Ltd., a Lagos based Fashion and Art Consulting Company is the authorized African regional representative of Sobol-Perry Fashion Productions Inc., owners of the Miami Fashion Week, and according to Mrs. Wumi Oluwadare, the President of the fashion consulting outfit, W-Art and Design Company has lined up some activities here in Nigeria at the Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, leading up to the fashion week in Miami to ensure that the African segment of the show is impressive and even profitable.
Arts Exhibition – 3rd – 5th of November, 2012
A special exhibition of Africa’s rich array of Indigenous Textiles and Artefacts
Fashion Business Educative Seminar – 3rd of November, 2012
Mercedes R. Gonzalez (CEO, Global Purchasing Group NYC – a buying office representing over 200 stores in North and South America) and Uche Ofodile (Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law, USA) will facilitate the seminar with in-depth focus on the business and the legal areas of fashion business.
Mini Fashion Show:
There will be a competitive fashion show where 10 emerging designers will be shortlisted and the top 3 designers will be selected and sponsored to attend the 2013 Miami Fashion Week FREE OF CHARGE!
For more information and participation, please visit www.miamifashionweekafrica.com and @MFWAfrica on Twitter.