African Fashion Week London collection of model turned designer, Nana Afua Antwi featured on CNN

Britain’s Top Model of Colour Cycle 5 winner Nana Afua Antwi tops it all at AfricaFashion Week London 2013. The International Model showcased her new collection SS14 for Adopted Culture which went viral after a splendid finale. The collection  theme is ‘Grown Woman’ inspired by the traditional krobo tribe in Eastern Region of  Ghana.We were wowed with the texture and careful selection of colour contrast in her collection using batik and tie and dye fabric.  Right after the showcase her collection was spotted worn by celebrity Shangai Shoniwa lead singer from the famous band Noisette’ which she graced at the Africa Fashionand Arts Banquet in Dorchester last week sunday.

Africa Fashion Week London is the biggest African event of its kind in Africa. A collaborative fashion exhibition, highlighting the industry’s established and emerged African designers, AFWL is at the forefront of capturing the surge of the African inspired trends in the fashion industry. This year it welcomed over 150 Designers with 50 models gracing the catwalk from the 1st – 3rd of August 2013.  The show was hosted at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick lane in Shoreditch (Liverpool Street London) which attracted big media houses such as the BBC and CNN, from International Buyers and fashiontas from Euroupe and Africa
During an interview with Nana Afua Antwi at the event she says ‘ I am so excited with the amazing feedback about my collection this has been beyond my anticipations, it has never been easy being a Model and a Fashion Designer. Consistency in the industry its very important and I am pleased to be able to do both. its a lot of hard work but its all about self believe. The model was also interviewed by the BBC and had her collection featured on CNN inside Africa website.
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Photographers
Rob Sheppard
Marcin Andrzejewski

 

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