All Things Ankara Fashion Week D.C. 2014
“Showcasing, Highlighting & Celebrating Ankara Fashion”
“One of the Biggest African Fashion Events in D.C.”
(Washington, DC)-All Things Ankara presents the 1st Semi-Annual All Things Ankara Fashion Week DC 2014 .
About All Things Ankara (The Blog):
All Things Ankara is a fashion blog that showcases ankara fashions from all over the world. It is a go to site for all things dealing with ankara fashion.Over the last few years, All Things Ankara gained its popularity on Instagram (with currently 14,000 followers) and in April 2014 an official online blog was launched.
About All Things Ankara Fashion Week DC 2014:
All Things Ankara Fashion Week D.C. will take place in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area from October 9th – 11th 2014. It is a three day event that will showcase and highlight Ankara Fashion. This will be the first and largest Ankara Showcase as well as one of the biggest African Fashion Events in D.C. It will also be one of the largest productions of its kind on the East Coast.
All Things Ankara Fashion Week DC 2014 will include: an official media launch/networking mixer, fashion shows, and pop-up shops for vendors.
Day 1 is the Official Media Launch “Networking Mixer, Pop-Up Shop, and Ankara Accessories Fashion Show” on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at Ozio Restaurant & Lounge Rooftop in Washington, D.C. from 6p-10p .
Day 2 is Ankara Fashion Friday “ Ankara Casual/Ready-To-Wear Fashion Show and Pop-Up Shop” on Friday, October 10th, 2014 at LOOK Lounge in Washington, D.C. from 7p-11p.
Day 3 is Ankara Couture Saturday “Ankara High Fashion Show and Pop-Up Shop” at The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center in College Park, Maryland from 6p-9:30p.
All Things Ankara Fashion Week DC 2014 will be used as an economic platform to highlight and introduce Ankara inspired designers and small businesses to the general public and untapped demographics. Fashion designers will showcase their latest luxurious Ankara designs on the runway, and small business owners will be able to sell and promote their products
during the event.
Ankara also known as “African Prints”,”African Wax Prints”, “Wax Prints”, “Holland Wax” and “Dutch Wax” ,is a 100% cotton fabric with vibrant patterns. It is usually a colorful cloth and is primarily associated with Africa because of the tribal-like patterns and motifs. The cotton fabric is versatile and utilized in various industries, such as: Clothing, Accessories, Footwear, and Furniture.
Ankara is made through an Indonesian wax-resist dyeing technique called Batik. In this technique, methods are used to “resist” the dye from reaching the entire cloth, thereby creating a pattern. Even though Ankara is associated with the African culture, its origins are not authentically and wholly African. Dutch wax prints started out as an inexpensive mass-produced imitation of Indonesian batik fabric. It was originally intended for the Indonesian market but found a more enthusiastic market in West Africa, where it became symbols of traditional and high quality fashion.
From West Africa, this unique luxurious fabric spread to other parts of Africa and all over the world. Ankara has recently gained popularity in the global fashion scene from the likes of Beyoncé to the Vice President’s wife Jill Biden wearing it in their outfits.
All Things Ankara Fashion Week DC 2014 will celebrate a popular fabric worn by many Africans, especially West Africans and increasingly others all over the world.
We invite everyone to come out to the events during All Things Ankara Fashion Week DC 2014, including Ankara and African Fashion enthusiasts.
Ankara Attire is highly encouraged for all events.
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