Driven by Design: Monrovia Fashion Week Debuts at Bella Casa

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The Monrovia fashion week designers showcase has kicked off, climaxing Saturday December 21, 2013 at the Fuzion d’ Afrique with the runway items purchase.

Throughout its debut at the Bella Casa Hotel, hundreds of Liberians and internationals extravagantly dressed, stormed the hall in hopes of seeing the arts and cultural designs of Liberia.

As food and drinks were served to brighten the mood and acquaint those who sat anxiously awaiting a much anticipated show, people from all walks of life celebrated the start of a new fashion beginning.

In a hall large enough to hold a show-thirsty crowd at the Bella Casa, designers showcased fashion apparel, jewelry, hair and makeup atistry, displayed by insiders from the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries.

As Liberia amps up the style glitz with a new Fashion Week debut, international and local designers such as William VS Tubman, L’Amour by A-K Ammer, Edna Sackor and others had much to showcase.

“Since I was seven I have been into African clothes," Ammer told the Daily Observer. "I will exhibit 20-35 pieces for the showcase. I have worked with stars like Bill Cosby, Vivica A. Fox and so many more and wanted to be here today for this event.”

Amongst the international designers were two Ghana nationals Joe and Prince of Maaka clothing, who showcased rather interesting fabrics.

A recognized and inspiring designer who has showcased his collections at the ECOWAS Fashion Week, Chris Collins, were amongst the creative designers to show case stunning garments this week.

During the showcase, two Liberian female designers displayed dazzling designs.

Latifa Copper, who received applauses after displaying her designs, was the center of attraction. Designer Bruce also intrigued the crowd with his original talent and elegant business styles. 

All in all, the red-carpet Monrovia Fashion Week debut was a resounding success, exhibiting some very unique designs; and fashion enthusiasts around the country will no doubt be looking forward to this every year.

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