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Prêt-À-Poundo: Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles x Campaign 2013

This is about the new campaign and fashion editorial, directed by and for Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles (AFWLA)

*Photographed by Brittany Roughton


Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles(AFWLA) recently unveiled a brand new website and campaign ‘The Power of Prints,’ shot both in New York and LA. The designers involved are Rue 114, Della, and MSC Treasures along with models Eromomen Esoimeme and Suzy Oluwa. The result is simply beautiful and colorful.“We couldn’t be more pleased with AFWLA’s website relaunch,” said founders of AFWLA, Onyinyechi Egeonuigwe and Nnenna Obioha. “From the clean and chic design, to the new features, we are very excited! Everything about the evolved site reflects who we are—and the future of AFWLA within the fashion world." AFWLA will take place in Los Angeles in October. We'll keep you posted about dates and location later on. From now, enjoy the gallery and scroll through their website for more information.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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