By Way of Africa promises to be a fun-filled, inspiring evening, with breathtaking and unforgettable fashions. The event is set to be hosted by leading international philanthropist and image consultant Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds, a world-renowned artistic visionary, whose uniquely innovative creative talents, has allowed him to create some of the latest trends in the field of fashion. Dr. Hammonds’s highly respected and outstanding reputation has made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. He is the former Assistant Human Resources Manager for luxury retailer Neiman Marcus. Dr. Hammonds is presently Lead Faculty over the Fashion Retail & Management department at the Art Institute of Atlanta, and he continues to be a contributing writer for several publications, as well as being a highly sought after spokesperson and public speaker, and for over a decade he has provided communication and leadership training; with clients including Fortune 500 companies. He is also the sole proprietor of Unique Images International, a premier business etiquette consulting firm dedicated to helping executives polish their professionalism, enhance their interpersonal skills, and improve their personal brand. Dr. Hammonds will be certain to captivate those in attendance at the By Way of Africa Runway Show, which is expected to attract magazine editors, industry buyers, stylists, celebrities, and fashion enthusiasts.
The By Way of Africa Show, presented by MKPR Branding Agency, will showcase the designs of Sidratu Maju, of H7 L’inconnue Designs, a native of Sierra Leone, “who aims to bring African inspired clothing into the mainstream market by creating an array of modern designs with a twist of African flare”. From her humble beginnings in a small West African country, Sidratu drew her earliest inspiration from her mother, who was reputed to be a fabulous seamstress. The hallmark of Sidratu’s designs is her love for and expert use of the vibrant colors and textures found in the vast array of African fabrics. Sidratu effectively manipulates these various fabrics and creates uniquely beautiful and eye-catching designs that are sassy, elegant, sophisticated, and perfect for special occasions, or for casual everyday wear. Sidratu will debut the Unknown SS '13 Collection at the By Way of Africa Runway Show.
By Way Of Africa takes place on Saturday October 20, 2012 at The Spot located Downtown at 1903 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008. The show runs from 8PM - 1AM. Early Arrival is SUGGESTED.
Partners for the By Way of Africa Runway Show include Redd Angel, ROyalty Creations, The Make-up Lady, and Eclectic Life. Redd Angel has worked in entertainment for over 15 years, focusing on fashion, music, film, and networking. She is the Fashion Editor of Amped Nation Magazine and Chief Strategy Officer for Amped 4-A-Cure Inc. Eclectic Life, headed by writer, author, model, and designer Cherise Charleswell, creates handmade, culturally unique accessories and jewelry for the soulful, stylish, confident, and unapologetically bold!
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By Way of Africa promises to be another lively MKPR Branding Agency Production. MKPR Branding Agency is a hybrid PR Agency, operating in accordance to its mission of infusing a hybrid concept of Public Relations into the Old World mind set, offering a plethora of services in Public Relations, Social Media Management, Graphics, Printing, Marketing/Promotions, and Event Production.
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MKPR Branding Agency is a Public Relations Agency Based out of Los Angeles, Ca who has developed a hybrid concept of Public Relations. This hybrid concept is what sets them apart from the rest. Originally created to be a Uber Design Jewelry Group, MKPR Branding Agency is now one the Hottest Public Relations Agencies in Los Angeles that provides services ranging from Brand Development, Marketing, Social Media Management, Product Placement, Press Kit Layout, and Event Planning.