Hello readers, welcome to our Saturday Exclusive Fashion News Roundup.
This week we bring you updates from the Miss World pageant in China, Congo’s first fashion week, the 10th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz fashion week in Cape Town and more.
Enjoy the read and have a fantastic Saturday.
The 10th Anniversary Of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town
The 10th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town saw not only a celebration of fashion, but also that of emerging talent and, of course, the inevitable dose of black beauty walking down the ramps of South Africa's Mother City.
The majorly successful annual event, organised by African Fashion International (AFI), was spread out over four days, the 26th to 29th July 2012, featuring over twenty-five South African designers of both national, as well as international acclaim. One of the bigger South African names whose designs ambushed the runways, was designer Gavin Rajah, who is no stranger to the Fashion Weeks of Paris either, and has dressed a list of international celebrities, varying from Naomi Campbell to Beyoncé. Besides being one of the original founders of Cape Town Fashion Week, Rajah was also the first African designer to speak at the Global Fashion Conference in Milan. His collection saw lots of feminine lace and pastels which perfectly compliment the darker skin.
Among the internationally oriented glamour, many designers also concentrated on empowering South Africa, by celebrating African roots and supporting local production. Designer Jenni Button – who's behind the label Philosophy – produced 90% of her collection in South Africa, and Cari Stephenson of Tart, dedicated a collection to South Africa with the help of indigenous and organic elements.
The First Congo Fashion Week Makes A Debut
For the first time in the history of Congo, they will be having the very first Congo Fashion week. The fashion Week comes up on the 17th to 19th of August 2012 in the city of Brazzaville at the Hotel Olympic Palace, Congo.
The show is aimed at promoting Congolese culture by facilitating International exchange through the guests and partners of the event. It is also to present Congolese and African fashion on the International scene with the help of the foreign media partner for the event.
The event will include runway shows, exhibitions and entertainment. The designers that will showcase at the Congo Fashion Week 2012 include: Marie-Chance Gallimoni, Benjamin Kitoko, Adebayo Jones, Romero Bryan, Pathe’O and so many more. Top models, Lisette Mibo and Samar Khoury will also be on the runway.
For more information about the fashion show, visit: www.congofashionweek.com
Nigerian Representative Damiete-Charles Granville Chosen For “Top Model Fashion Show” At The Miss World Pageant In China
The organizer of the Miss World beauty pageant has chosen 18th of August, 2012 as the final for the prestigious event. It is scheduled to take place in the Don Sheng fitness center stadium, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.
The Nigerian representative, 23 year old Damiete-Charles Granville has been settling in really good with the other 121 contestants from all over the world. She was just chosen as one of the 46 contestants for the “Top model fashion show”. The show is one of the smaller events of the Miss World pageant.
These lucky 46 contestants will showcase garments from Chinese Luxury cashmere label, ERDOS 1436.
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