African Fashion Week kick-off party

Last night, I attended the launch party of African Fashion Week Toronto, which runs from August 15-18. Guests had the chance to mingle with designers, models and the media. It was a colourful celebration, filled with delicious mousse desserts, cocktails and lively African music.

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How awesome are her shoes? I couldn’t believe they’re by Sam Edelman! She designed the dress herself, and is part of her line she’s showing on Saturday at 6 p.m. All her fabrics are sourced from Ghana, which stimulates their economy, and the dresses are constructed in Canada.

I’m excited to see such a diversity in fashion, and look forward to posting more about African Fashion Week Toronto, which runs until Sunday.