African Prints & Shades of Melanin Ruled the Ankara Delights Boutique Runway During Miami Swim Week
Ankara SWIM In-Store Showcase & Pop-Up Shop
Ankara SWIM – Miami Swim Week’s first & only African production, represented again in Miami with gorgeous designs from designers around the world.
Saturday, July 14, the 5 featured brands – who represented Nigeria, Kenya, Jamaica, and USA – showcased their latest collections of swimwear, resort-wear, summer apparel and accessories. Host Marcellus “Chello” Davis of BET ComicView & local favorite Lyric Live entertained the audience while the latest in Afrobeat, Afrohouse, Brazilian Funk, and other Afro-Caribbean hits filled the room courtesy of guest DJ Tony Vyda.
Apparel (in order of appearance): Africa’s Closet (@AfricasCloset), Fabian And Mom (@FabianAndMom), Ankara Delights Boutique featuring 3 Elements Fashion (@AnkaraDelights & @3ElementsFashion), and T&T Fashion (@TashaAndTianneFashionsJA).
Accessories: Ankara Delights Boutique (@AnkaraDelights)
Day 2’s pop-up shop on Sunday, July 15 showcased local & international in-store vendors including all of Saturday’s feature showcase designers, with an array of bold and colorful summer styles. Sponsors for the weekend included MD Simmons Productions, OnLaVe Signature Productions, The Fashionistas, Dramatic Apparel Visual Merchandising, Miss Jessie’s, and media sponsors Deep Blu Media, Corey Cinematic, & Carlos Sainte Photography.
“We are always excited to provide a platform for such beautiful & culturally-inspired designs and models” said Evelyn Onyejuruwa, Founder/CEO of Ankara Miami, Inc and Executive Producer of Ankara SWIM. “This year was even more special because the intimate runway showcases were done in our recently opened retail store, Ankara Delights Boutique, in Downtown Hollywood. We look forward to continuing to raise the bar for authentic African wear and progressive cultural events in South Florida & beyond. Planning begins now for our 8th annual signature event – Ankara Miami 2019 – Florida’s Premier African Fashion Week next February!”
Additional information and highlights from Ankara SWIM will be made available via www.AnkaraSWIM.com and @AnkaraMiami on social media. Official event hashtag: #AnkaraSWIM.