What a lovely Saturday, are you chilling at home or attending a wedding or some other function? Whatever it is, take time out to read through your Saturday breakdown of fashion news making rounds from Africa Fashion Week London 2012, the Swarovski Elements workshop in Ghana to the verdict from court case between high street giant Zara and premier designer Christian Louboutin over the red-sole trademark.
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Model Casting – Africa Fashion Week London 2012
In about two months, London Spitalfields Market Halls will play host to Africa Fashion Week London 2012 (AFWL) where on 3rd and 4th August 2012, African and African inspired designers from all corners of the world will showcase their finest work to a 10,000 strong audience in London’s hip Shoreditch district. With back-to-back catwalk shows and exhibitions showcasing clothes, accessories, homeware and jewellery.
AFWL has been making a lot of waves in the media lately, first was with the partnership with FAB Magazine, then the announcement of fashion creative team Suby and Sinem on board as advisers and the official AFWL PR. Also, the partnership with OH TV to support as a TV channel to air and showcase the diverse culture, vibrant and dynamic designs AFWL will bring to its viewers.
Following on the above AFWL is holding a one day model casting tomorrow Sunday June 17th 2012.
This is an open casting call to male and female models
Venue: Distillers Bar (Red Room), 64 Fulham Palace Road. Hammersmith, London W6 9PH
Tel: +44 (0) 2087482834
Fashion Designers & Craft Makers Young Designer Awards Welcomes The World, With A Showcase Of International Fashion, Beautiful Models And Of British Cutting Edge Fashion
This summer marks one of the most memorable seasons in London’s history the diamond Jubilee celebration honouring her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the arrival of the greatest show on earth the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
With the country on such a high fashion Designers’ and Craft makers’ Young Designer Awards, which is the brainchild of KnitwearDesigner Joanna Marcella is inviting International fashion & accessory designers along side our British fashion designers to London on the 27 October 2012 to show their collection in a gala show to an audience of fashionistas and media at the Novotel London Hotel St. Pancras 100 -110 Euston Road London England NW1 2AJ.
The FDC Young Designer Awards promises to be an event not to be missed, not only will attendees be privileged to witness the collections of new up and coming designers of the future, winners will be selected for a chance to showcase in “Fashion Designer Expo Florida” and New Jersey Fashion Week.
Designers who wish to participate, sponsors who wish to support or press who want to attend please email: Joanna Marcella on email: email@example.com
Anyone who would like to make a small donation and support the work we do with our young designers or wish to help us provide trophies and prizes for our winners can do so online here
Swarovski Elements Workshop In Ghana
On the 10th, 16th and 17th of May, Da Viva held a Swarovski Elements workshop for the fashion and textile students at the Kumasi polytechnic and the University of Science and Technology.
For this workshop two representatives from Swarovski Elements, Mr. Michael Renzler; head of market development Africa and Mr. Martin Doujak; head of technical support with assistance from Miss Gisela E. Gagakuma; head of Swarovski Elements dept in Da Viva Ghana were present as facilitators.
The agenda for this workshop was to create more awareness about the Swarovski Elements brand, train the fashion students on how to apply and maintain Swarovski crystals and importantly to introduce a brand that will enhance and transform their garments from regular clothing to elegant, chic, stylish and evidently, value for money garments.
There were discussions on the different types of elements, its durability, maintenance, and crystal application methods and how upcoming designers will have a competitive advantage over other designers if they use Swarovski Elements to embellish their garments.
To acquire Swarovski crystals, visit our shops at; DA VIVA Ghana: Brimah Hse 17th Lane, Off Osu Oxford St. Accra- Ghana
DA VIVA Nigeria: 1 Davies Street Off Marina, Untp Hse 1st Floor, Lagos.
High Street Giant Zara Beats Christian Louboutin Red-Sole Court Case
The battle of the red sole, between the world famous Christian Louboutin (CL) and another world renowned fashion label- Zara has been decided. CL had gone to court seeking to stop Zara from infringing on his trademark (the use of the red sole) on some of their shoes.
But the court has come out to say- that Zara's cut-price shoe could not be confused with that made by the high-end designer. This was the initial verdict of the court in 2008. The world renowned shoe designer, not satisfied with the outcome then took the case to a higher court- Cour de Cassation, which is the final court of appeal. The higher court just last week upheld the lower court's decision and even awarded a compensation of 2,000 Pounds to Zara!
A pair of Zara Red Sole peep-toe pumps
Louboutin said that he came up with the idea for his red sole heels, which are favoured by celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker and Victoria Beckham, nearly 20 years ago, when he painted red nail polish on the black soles of a pair of women's shoes.
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