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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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