It is becoming obvious that no one can match top model, Victoria Michaels, when it also comes to runway mileage this season. She keeps doing amazingly well on major and international fashion platforms.
One of such shows is the just ended spring and summer season of African Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week in South Africa. She was among top fashion models that brought life to the AFI Fashion Week.
She had the honor of showcasing designs by top designers including David Tlale, whose works for the night have been described as “meaningful”. The flamboyant designer paid homage to his biggest muse and late mother, Joyce Tlale, naming his SS20 collection “Joyce” Tlale’s.
His presentation began with fun and colourful pieces, drawing inspiration from his ‘Heritage Month’ collaboration with Tastic Rice, as well as the rich and vibrant cultures found in South Africa. Visuals and images of Victoria on the runway during David Tlale’s showcase have been generating a lot of attention on social media.
On Instagram she said, “It was an emotional night for models, guests and designers as @davidtlale paid tribute to his mother with a tribute worthy collection @afi_sa Fashion Week.” “Thanks to the amazing @andiswamanxiwa @deonredman and the entire crew for having me. I love you @taryncannings.”
Victoria also walked for Taibo Bacar, Matte Nolim, La Art Neoville, House of Jahdara and Kreyann, all of whom are amazing designers.
The model, who was born in Accra, to Nigerian father and Nigerian-Ghanaian mother, is one of the most celebrated models on the continent. Aside the runway influence, she was recently announced as a champion of the environment as she joins European Union (EU) climate change campaign, in addition to other amazing social projects.
(PHOTOS): Araba Sey Organizes Clean-up Exercise As Ghana Beach Soccer Sanitation Ambassador.
Ghanaian international fashion model, motivational speaker and youth mentor; Miss Araba Sey has been unveiled as an Ambassador for the Ghana Beach Soccer Sanitation Campaign.
A brief unveiling ceremony took place at the Oasis Beach Resort, Cape Coast on Saturday, 30th November 2019 after a morning clean up followed by a sanitation and environmental awareness workshop.
The multiple award winning model, Araba Sey expressed her delight at the Ambassadorship, describing it as call to duty which she would approach with all seriousness, passion and dedication.
Since 2011 when the first ever Ghana Beach Soccer League kicked off, officials and players of registered clubs have been actively involved in community sanitation exercises in line with the association’s “Communities Engagement Policy” (CEP).
The program was jointly organised by Envirosan and Oasis Beach management, staff, beach groundsmen, players, officials with children from the local community also participating.
Coordinator for Envirosan, Jennifer Dery confirmed that other non coastal communities would be visited by her outfit in the coming weeks and months as the campaign intensifies.
GlennSamm Wins YEA 2019 Fashion Personality of the Year.
Ghanaian walking artist, GlennSamm won the fashion personality of the year category at the Youth Excellence Awards 2019 held at Silver Star Tower, November 16, 2019.
The fashion icon with a tremendous global appeal, known in real life as Glenn Samuel Semakor won the enviable award in a stiff competition that had other equally deserving fashion super-powers in the category.
Addressing the audience and supporters of the event, the Afro-futuristic extended his heartfelt appreciation all his fans and other collaborators within the fast-rising creative hub, Kvngsofthenewschool who helped him attain this laurel.
Glenn further urged his supporters to be on the lookout for new mind-boggling art installations which will transcend the conscious and positive image of Africa to the world.
Senegalese Fashion Designer, Sarah Diouf Vows To Train Local Tailors, Artisans.
Senegalese fashion designer Sarah Diouf, whose Tongoro designs were catapulted to fame after being spotted on Beyonce, has vowed to to expand production in Senegal and train local tailors to translate her brand’s success into jobs for artisans.
Founded in 2016, Tongoro is a ready-to-wear label dedicated to the development of Senegal. The label made headlines last year when Beyonce wore Tongoro patterned dresses and wide-leg pants on vacation in Italy last year.
The 31-year-old Dakar-based designer was then asked to make a custom design for Beyonce, who wore a Tongoro suit and dressed her dancers in its jewellery in her “Spirit” music video for “The Lion King” film.
The Senegalese capital of Dakar is known for its vibrant fashion scene but most tailors are self-taught, work on street corners and have no way to reach a wider customer base.
Rising demand for “Made in Africa” fashion has not yet benefited many people in Senegal, according to Sarah Diouf, who employs only seven tailors so far. With more local training and online sales, she thinks Senegal’s clothing industry can grow.
Sarah Diouf said: “For me, the Beyonce storyline is opening the conversation and opening doors.
“We have so much talent, but I think we just need a little bit more structure to take it to the next level.”
By sourcing its materials from across the African continent and working with local tailors, Tongoro’s long-term goal is to create “a new dynamic for Africa-based manufacturing”, as well as foster the economic and social development of artisanal workers in Western Africa.
After Tongoro was featured in Elle and Vogue magazines, Sarah Diouf recognised its potential to sell worldwide. She plans to scale up next year and eventually open a production facility with 100 to 150 tailors.
She added: “It’s very important for me to create an ecosystem where everyone can benefit from what I do.”
Ghanaian Top Model Prisca Abah Speaks At Sustainable Rice Platform Conference In Thailand.
UN Youth Ambassador SDG 12 Prisca Abah has addressed delegates at the 2nd Global Sustainable Rice Conference and Exhibition held at United Nation Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
Ms Abah highlighted the best way to involve and engage unskilled youth in the rice value chain which she said is critical for the reduction of poverty in Africa and across the world.
The top model who is also the UN Youth Ambassador talked about Farming families, Training and extension program, senior extension workers and Young field data monitors.
The beautiful Ms Abah has had an amazing experience of working with some of the best designers, photographers and also walks on some of the biggest shows in Africa, including Planefocusgh; Wale Visuals (Nigeria); Jameswyner (Nigeria); Vine imagery; Frame it photography; JoehSey photography; and Dwain Hubbard (South Africa). Ejiro Amos Tafiri; Çharlotte prive; Melanie_Crane; Bello Edu; Nicolinegh; Quophi Akotuah; Adeziwavade; Larry J; Nallem Clothing; among others.
Ms Abah also acquired a few acting skills to her career and has had the chance to work with African Screen legend, Yvonne Nelson on her movie titled – “In April”. She did a commercial with Bismark the joke for Storm energy drink, as well as ‘New Life Cream.’ Ms Abah was granted a diplomatic certificate from World Academy of Human science as a representing spokesperson in Ghana.
She's won multiple and notable awards, such as SSA(South South Achievers Awards )International Model Of the year 2019, GMIA (Ghana Modeling Industry Award)Top Model of the year 2018/2019, GOWA (Ghana Outstanding Woman Awards)Model Woman Of the year 2018 and Afroma Runway/Female Model Of the Year 2017.
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