Design and Style – New African Fashion
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (42nd St. & 5th Ave., Manhattan)
5:30pm doors, 6-8pm
From Africa-inspired to African-made, New African Fashion is the first book to celebrate a new wave of fashion designers who are emerging on the global stage. Hundreds of vibrant, full-color images showcase the innovative work of emerging designers, photographers and models. Writer, editor and fashion expert Helen Jennings presents the history and future of African fashion, sharing a selection of images from the book. She is accompanied by illustrious members of the African fashion community, including the duo who make up womenswear brand Mataano, designer Mimi Plange and former model turned model campaigner, Bethann Hardison. Enyinne Owunwanne of African fashion Heritage1960 moderates the discussion.