LOS ANGELES, Apr 11, 2011/ – Up-and-coming designers from Africa will showcase contemporary African designs at the fifth annual “I Wear African” fashion and award show, presented by African Vibes magazine.
The All-White Contemporary African Glam Experience will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2011, beginning at 5p.m at the Avalon Hollywood, located at 1735 Vine Street in Hollywood and will include special performances by some of Africa’s most talented artists.
The “I Wear African” Runway brings a new and fresh aesthetics to contemporary African style though the interpretive work of some of Africa’s hottest and talented designers.
The anniversary event will feature a pre-show glam lounge for its VIP guests along with a glam squad to offer makeup tips and touch-ups to guests, compliments of Milani Cosmetics — the Official Beauty Sponsor of the “I Wear African” fashion show.
Also, African Vibes magazine will present its Diamond Award to special honorees for working tirelessly in their efforts to shine a positive light on Africa. Last year’s recipients was award-winning and international superstar, singer Awilo Longomba, and celebrity fashion designer Korto Momolu of Bravo’s hit reality competition “Project Runway” for uplifting their African heritage through music and fashion.
The “I Wear African” campaign was launched at the magazine’s third anniversary event as a way of connecting the world to a contemporary Africa through fashion. The fashion show is an extension of the campaign, and brings to life the beauty of Africa through vibrant colors and diverse African-influenced styles, stemming from the creativity of very talented designers who might otherwise go unnoticed.