Siren of Sahel Shine II: An African Luxury Couture Expose

WASHINGTON DC – The embassy of Burkina Faso recently played host to a haute Couture African Fashion Expose. The event which was presented by Netherland based fashion and textile authority; VLISCO, featured the 2010 Clara design collection by global award winning designer; Clara Ames Lawson of Burkina Faso.

The event held at the Union Station Eastern hall and was by invitation only exclusive to about 250 guests which comprised of top diplomats, districts elites and dignitaries as well as selected international media.

The theme of the event, “Discover the new face of Africa” is geared towards accurately portraying African high fashion in the 21st century and promote forward thinking African talents, who otherwise are not afforded first rate medium to showcase their crafts. The Embassy of Burkina Faso believes that showcasing their primary export -textiles- will initiate dialogue about trade and economic opportunities.

By Damilola Odetola and Tosan Aduayi for Trendy Africa. Trendy Africa is a Multi Media Production Company based in Texas and are Publishers of Trendy Africa Magazine, Trendy Africa Fashion Xtra and www.trendyafrica.com 

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