Our second 2012 recap is the Fashion show held during Africa day in Amsterdam, the Netherlands which took place on the 17th of November. We didn’t have the opportunity to cover the whole event, as it took place at 3 different locations, but we were present at the Fashion show alongside our photographer Nancy Tjong to capture the highlights of this show.
The fashion show wasn’t just an ordinary one. 5 designers: Ayolroha(Nigeria), Sarah El Mahi, Eberechi Nwosu, Arriz Golden(Cape Verde) and Jeanne Aballo showcased their collections to win the prize of the day. The winner of the competition was selected by a group of selected judges. The eventual winner was Arriz Golden. He won himself a cash prize and a one year promotion and distribution on Lady-Africa.com.
Each designer had a distinct element that made their designs unique and also memorable. I can imagine the decision being hard for the judges, because there were about 3 of the 5 designers that remarkably stood out. We loved seeing how African elements are used to create excellent collections by Africans in the diaspora.
Watch the full report here. Note: language spoken in the video is Dutch
Photo credits: Nancy Tjong.