WHAT: The Ankara Fest was designed to showcase upcoming and established designers in who specialize in using traditional African fabrics and prints to create contemporary clothing in a fashion show.
WHO: Host Actress Shondrella Avery Actress (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. Feature artist include: Naira, Big Klef, Saxophonist Seyi Alesh, Bro Phalu Falu, 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.