A model shows the design to the audience during the Kinshasa Fashion Week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Oct. 9, 2015. 2015 Congo Fashion Week was held in Kinshasa, the capital city of Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday. The designers use the local traditional material to create a feast of Congolese modern, which brings a different kind of audio-visual experience to the audience.(Xinhua/Wang Bo)
A model shows the design to the audience during the Kinshasa Fashion Week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Oct. 9, 2015. 2015 Congo Fashion Week was held in Kinshasa, the capital city of Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday. The designers use the local traditional material to create a feast of Congolese modern, which brings a different kind of audio-visual experience to the audience.(Xinhua/Wang Bo)

The Street Fashion train is a community show expected to be staged annually in different communities in Ghana.

wpid-Kigali-Fashion-Week.jpgThe maiden event, which took place at Labone, a suburb of the national capital, last Friday night, was dubbed “Labone Street Fashion Show”.

The day showcased an array of exquisite apparel lines from a talented mix of Ghanaian and international designers.

Guests enjoyed 12 live runway presentations from burgeoning Ghanaian fashion designers around the community and the feel of African art and exhibition.

Organizers of the novel event, Walk Africa Model Management, say the street is the biggest platform where all fashion accessories and clothing are showcased on a daily basis to enable designers to identify new styles and current trends without any stress.

The management of the event says the show will also offer upcoming designers an opportunity to showcase their collections to live audience as well as local and international prospective buyers.

Benjamin Kojo Mills, Chief Executive Officer of the model management, said his outfit moved from community to community to empower the young designers in the local communities by helping them.

“We mount the professional stage for them to showcase their clothing and these young designers will be supported by well established and existing designers,” he told Xinhua in an interview.

The first edition of the show had 12 fashion designers and two accessories in attendance.

Several of the designers have been in the fashion industry both nationally and internationally for more than two decades.

Abigail Kyere, Chief Executive Officer of Abbi Creations, a fashion designing firm with nearly 30 years’ experience, said the industry decided to undertake such shows for the public to see the works of the designers.

“Maybe there are people that want to buy certain things but don’t want to go to the boutiques and buy it. So maybe when they see it on the runway they will like to buy it,” she said.

Another designer, Michael Natsu of the House of Micky, was excited to exhibit most of his clothes to the teeming audience.

“I think that after this show the local people are going to also benefit from House of Micky,” he said.
The show was spiced with live performances from local music artistes. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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