I attended an African Fashion Show in Chicago last night and I must say, for it to be their first year, I was very pleased. The venue was astonishing. It was a elegant white gallery room that displayed different artworks from numerous contemporary artists. The room was setup with white chairs on both sides of the runway and a bar area that had o’devours and wine. This show was definitely different from any other fashion show I have attended. Of course, they showcased African-inspired couture designs but they also exhibited the talents of other African artists by displaying their hand painted artwork and vocal skills by performing songs they wrote themselves. I also enjoyed being able to network and form connections with other Africans that have the same goals and dreams as I do. Overall, it was a wonderful event and amazing seeing young African entrepreneurs showcasing their talent and creations.

 

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