The founder of Liberia Art and Fashion Council Junda Morris-Kennedy has been announced as the official representative for World Fashion Week (WFW) in Liberia.
In an official communication, WFW President Paco De James said, on behalf of the WFW Executive Board of Governors, International Committee, World Fashion Exhibition and its subsidiary companies name you the official representative of the WFW in the territory of Liberia.
The president added the representative is responsible for the nomination process, creating organizing committees as well as Goodwill Ambassadors.
“WFW serves as a global platform for the national fashion industries around the world, as an Olympic style event, designers and professionals representing their nation of origin and cultural identities,” Mr James noted.
He said “the objective is placing these artisans in the global market, in a celebration of cultural diversity expressed through the artistic and social movement of fashion.”
WFW boss explained that nominee from Liberia will be under the rules and requirements dictated by the organization for its next year event in Paris.
With this representation from Liberia, designers and professionals can participate officially with WFW and with recognition from the organization, he said.
Meanwhile, Ms. Kennedy said she feel honored to have been chosen as the representative for this prestigious organization and promise that Liberian fashion professionals’ presence will be in full at the events in Paris next year.
“I have been working for years to bring to light the so many talents that have gone unnoticed in the fashion industry and the perfect time has come for me to do that again,” Ms. Kennedy, who heads the 2016 nomination process for the West Africa fashion Award in Liberia, said.
Talking about transparence she also said: “I will never use this opportunity to favor some one for nomination, my dream is to give everyone the chance to show to the world the uniqueness of Liberian creative landscape,”