The second annual Afrik Elegance 2008 fashion show was held at Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City on September 13, 2008. The day after New York Fashion Week wrapped up, African designers held their own show.
The fashion show featured designers from Ivory Coast, Senegal, Congo, and Madagascar. One of the designers worked for Chanel in Paris and another designed all the first ladies outfits in Africa.
One of the designers that impressed me was B. Oyama who has his own boutique in Harlem. B. Oyama was the brainchild (re: producer) of the fashion show. Check out his contact info: 2330 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. Between 136th and 137th Streets New York, NY 10027 212-234-5128 phone
Designs from Amy Camara of Ivory Coast:
Designs from Haingotiana Ramahandry of Madagascar:
Former Chanel designer Victory:
Other designs included Congo designers Marie Claire Stshudi Omba, Gabriel Ramazani, and Sula Mbula, Senegal's Gueye Khady Soumare, Gabon's M. Bernadette Tchandi and Madagascar's Haingotiana Ramahandry.
All photography done by Chi-Chi for Feels Good 2 B Home. Many thanks to Blog Around Harlem for the invite!