Lifestyle September 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

Ankara Festival LA 2012 Highlights Diversity of African Artists and Designers

Sandra Appiah | Contributor, F2FA

Sandra Appiah September 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

September 24, 2012 at 12:00 am | Lifestyle

WHAT: The Ankara Fest was designed to showcase upcoming and established designers who specialize in using traditional African fabrics and prints to create contemporary clothing for fashion shows.

WHO: Host, Actress Shondrella Avery (Napolean Dynamite, The Secret Life of Bees, Déjà Vu) will host this year’s event. Featured designers include: Design A Diva (Nigeria); DAF “Fashion That Speaks Volumes” (Cameroon); Sumahrie Collections (Sierra Leone); ND’s Pieces (Los Angeles); Oyato Designs (New York/Nigeria); MABM (Ghana); Tribal Mask (Los Angeles); Vickey Lecky (Oakland); Chidex Designs (Houston/Nigeria); Glamm Fashions (New York/Nigeria); Najite Creative Jewelries (Chicago); Oyato designs; Revere Couture; MABM Designs(Ghana); Nsaa House Of Designs(Ghana), Glamm Fashion, Dai Z Couture(Cameroon), Summarhie Collections(sierra Leon); Menogu Designs; and Chidex Designs. Featured artists include: Naira, Big Klef, Saxophonist Seyi Alesh, Bro Phalu Falu, and Celestina,

WHEN: Saturday, September 29th, from 4pm-9pm

WHERE: Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles.

WHY: The Ankara Fest is a way for us to bridge the gap between generations of Africans and African – Americans living in the United States through fashion and music.

HOW: For more information about the event and RSVP please visit, or contact Mr. Peter Lentini via e-mail



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