The United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Education (UNESCO) hosted the global edition of the Africa Fashion Reception (AFR) Paris last 29th October, 2016 in its Place de Fontenoy headquarters. Award-winning TeKay Designs (founded by Liberian Fashion Ambassador / Designer Kimma Wreh) represented the Republic of Liberia as the country’s top designer at this prestigious event.
The UNESCO hosted fashion show in Paris constituted the global edition of Africa Fashion Reception (AFR) involving fashion designers, dignitaries, Ambassadors and media from over 30 African countries, in a celebration of cultural diversity. TeKay Designs showcased two-2 collections at the AFR Paris event: Pride of Liberia collection comprised of Liberian-made tie-dye and country cloth apparel, and Queen Of The Brides collection with couture gowns representing women of significant social status from various countries around the world.
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The African edition of AFR was hosted by the African Union in its headquarters in Addis Ababa Ethiopia from 13th – 15th September, 2016. TeKay Designs showcased their Spring 2017 “Pride of Liberia” collection. Activities held during the African edition included the first African Fashion Business Summit and exhibition, and fashion show by each of the participating countries including Liberia. Wreh spoke to fashion summit attendees about the Liberian fashion industry, encouraged investment in Liberia and patronage of Liberian textiles, apparel, accessories, arts and crafts.
“This effort is part of a world tour spanning 3 continents (Americas, Europe and Africa) to educate governments and consumers on Liberian fashion, culture and tourism by showcasing traditional Liberian made apparel and accessories on runway shows, trade exhibitions, advertising and promotions. After the European showcase, I plan to travel to Liberia and engage in dialogue with public and private sector leaders with emphasis on upliftment of the Liberian fashion, culture and tourism sector.” stated Kimma Wreh. Ms Wreh also visited the Liberian embassy in Paris, France and interviewed Hon. Excellency William Allen, Liberia’s ambassador to France.
Taken and excerpted from PRLog