Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Liberian Fashion Delegation Headed To London For Fashion Africa Trade Expo


JMK Production in conjunction with Liberia Fashion Marketing and Liberia Fashion & Arts Council has partner with Fashion Africa Trade Expo at Fashion Africa Conference in London on September 8, 2016 to have a delegation from Liberia headed by Liberia's #1 Tie & Dye fabric maker Mr. Mohamed S. Bah of Fulbeh Fowu Textile (FFT) to present a display of Liberian made fabrics and products. The events preludes the biggest fashion event in UK, London Fashion Week.
Mr. Mohamed Bah hard at work do what ne does best!

Liberian Country Cloth Fabric

Fabric Designed by Mohamed Bah

As international designers and buyers look for the next big thing in the ever-revolving door of trends that is the fashion industry, they increasingly turn to Africa and its cultures for inspiration. Africa, quite simply, is in vogue.

About Fashion Africa Conference & Fashion Africa Trade Expo

The Scope: 
We question if Africa is having it's own Fashion Revolution? Is Africa Fashion's final frontier? Can Africa be realistically open for business?

The Strategy: 
The seminar and expo will act as a means to discuss and promote the full supply chain of Africa Fashion Design, Textile, and Manufacturing and thus communicate this to a larger, global audience through media.

The event will be centered around the areas of these sub-topics Subtainability, Africa Fashion Manufacturing, Africa's Retail Market, The Growth of the African Designer market, Africa as new Luxury.

The Social Aims and Objectives: 
‘Fashion Africa’ Conference,Seminars and Expo were created to be a catalyst in the industry to help change perceptions of the fashion and textile industry in Africa and to ask those in Africa working in garment design and textile manufacturing what THEY think and need and so aim to keep these discussions ongoing in different locations annually where international industry leaders can connect, do business and initiate change.

The 2016 Fashion Africa conference will act as a revolutionary vehicle to create a social forum for all those attending to talk openly and share ideas, information and expertise, to raise awareness and elevate the perception of design from the African continent.

The Solution: 
This event is a must attend event where there will be a mix of press, brands and industry influencers and insiders with a mutual involvement and/or vested interest in elevating African trade, design and production, and who want to be part of the wider solution to raise Africa as a trailblazer in quality design and production.

Pictures from 2015 Fashion Africa Conference

To get more about seminar log on to www.fashionafricaconference.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Top Liberian Radio Personality "Master Queen" To Launch Vegan Nail Polish Line

Liberia # Female Radio Personality Master Queen aka Grace Weah to launch her vegan nail polish line Masque Nail Lacque under the Masque Brand  July in Monrovia. Liberia. Grace has always had a love for beauty products. After years of thinking about it and being inspired by her mentor's entrepreneurial spirit she went ahead to launch a color popping, easy drying non-toxic vegan nail polish brand with plans to expand in the future.

What inspired you to go into the beauty industry?
My first experiences with beauty products involved nail polish. I’ve always love nail polish since I was a child. I recently started experimenting with make up. It was a ritual for me to get my nails done every two weeks. Having my nails done nicely is like a good hair day for me. I feel better. I wanted a product I was passionate about and I could not think of anything better than nail polish.

Why was it important for you to do a vegan nail polish?
I wanted to stay in tuned with the nail industry. To date, many major brands are converting to 5 free and better. Testing on animals is not necessary and old school. My vision is to stay up to date on trends and produce a product I’m proud to place on shelves. I’m a health conscious person and I wanted my brand to reflect me and who I am.
How has the the line been received thus far and do you have plans to expand in to other beauty products?
So far I’ve received great feed back. People are very receptive to the brand. They like what I’m bringing into the community. Healthy and fashionable nail polish! I encourage my customers to suggests colors they want me to carry, this way they are included in the growth of the brand. The  broad “MASQUE BRAND” is a board brand, this makes me able to expand to other beauty essentials in the future, nail care products , fragrances and more.


Photo Credit: Vahei Tolbert
All Lipstick provided by Angel's Lips Cosmetics
To get more information or to get press information about launch email jmkpublicist@gmail.com for more details. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Runway Liberia International Showcase Climax With A Bang

Designs by Angie H Couture
The backdrop for the biggest African/International fashion event Runway Liberia International Showcase was the historic Baltimore War Memorial Building in heart of downtown Baltimore. 9 top Liberian and International designers showcased their latest designs at this year’s event, one of the biggest fashion shows in the diaspora. This year’s fashion event which also marks the second edition of the event represents the latest trend and changes in Liberia as well as African/International fashion industry. Dr Jamal Harrison Bryant founder of Empowerment Temple Church and Community Activist, one of the events special VIP guest applauded an event of this magnitute coming into the city of Baltimore. He added the show focuses on bringing out fashion innovation and creativity among young Liberians and the world. He also briefed the audience that Liberia holds a special place to him because he added the Amecian Cooperative School in Liberia and still have strong ties to the country Liberia.

The event open up the Liberian National Anthem performed by former Miss Liberia in the U.S. Desiree Gibson and the U.S. National Anthem performed by International Girl Group - GudGud from Jacksonville, FL.

The event honored four distingushed Liberians that have contributed to the promotions of Liberian Fashion Industry on a global platform. The honorees were;

The hosts for the event were former model and owner of Angel's Lips Cosmetics - Lisa Togbah and Celebrity Chef Chauncy Yarngo.

Hosts: Lisa Togbah & Chauncy Yarngo

Over 80 top model showcase their amazing talents on the runway. Models from Avant Protege Model & Talent Agency and freelance models were all excited to be a part of this historic event. The official hair designs was provided by Empire Beauty School in Baltimore and headed by director of school Nicole Nichols. The official makeup team headed by Runway Liberia 2016 Director of Makeup and Owner of Beat Make Up School Roshe Anthony brought all the designers looks together:

Official Runway Liberia 2016 Make Up Team:
  • Kayle C. Hopewell  IG: kaykardash_mua
  • Sharika Blue FB: Sharika Blu
  • Bre Tackett  IG: mua_brion
  • Mimi Bela Dona Hill @dmvtoatlmua
  • Frances Mua Laboy
  • Latashia Dixon
  • Angela Tatum
  • Keonna Chantaz
Runway Liberia 2016 Showcasing Designers:
  • Expression Liberia - Chris Collins
  • 1847 & Co - Gbelley Taylor
  • Angie H Couture - Angie Hoff
  • Nubi Collection - Eli Nyamal Both
  • J Wonyen Designs - Crystal Wonyen
  • Yia're Designs - Aryea Kolubah
  • Mr. Carlyle Collection - Carlyle William
  • Semoner Designs - Mayietta Moore
For more information on Runway Liberia 2017 follow www.runwayliberia.com 

Some event images:
Photo Credits:
Hai Chang SG 
Gifted Handz Photography - Albert Kary ah
Matthew Vosseler