Ewa Africa emphasizes African fashion

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Photo courtesy Kerron Riley Models Athaliah Samuel, left, Kegan Gulstan, Tya Jane Ramey.  Makeup by Mekelia Miller, hairstyle by Daviter Powell, creative direction by Richard Young.
Photo courtesy Kerron Riley Models Athaliah Samuel, left, Kegan Gulstan, Tya Jane Ramey. Makeup by Mekelia Miller, hairstyle by Daviter Powell, creative direction by Richard Young.

Ewa Africa… a Nubian Renaissance is an extravagance of fashion performances that will celebrate outstanding local designer brands. The event will also highlight designers from Ghana.

Top designers at the June 26 show at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s include The Cloth, Lisa Faye Silks, Zadd and Eastman, Sean Griffith Perez Designs, Derron Atts, Naballah Chi, Nubian Experience, Harvey Robertson, Mark Eastman, Christique Clothing, Xoana Designs, African Suitcase, Indigenous Design by Dominique La Roche, Akillah Jaramogi, Afrodesiack, Euphoric Designs, DAV Originals, DAWW Creations and Heather Jones.

File photo: Jazz singer Vaughnette Bigford will perform at the fashion extravaganza Ewa Africa on June 26 at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s.

Ghanaian designers Faustina Ansong and Josephine Hayford will also present their fashion, according to a press release.

Some of the top entertainers of Trinidad and Tobago will complement the phenomenal designers. The lineup includes Vaughnette Bigford, Tobagonian revolutionary artist Xavier Edwardz, dance talent LaShaun Prescott and Deon Baptiste, award-winning spoken artist Zakiya Gill, Stacey Sobers and drum and performance ensemble, Wasafoli TT.

With an cast of more than 60 models, the production, directed by regional fashion impresario Richard Young, promises to be theatrically spectacular, the statement said.

Ewa Africa is a production of the Committee for the Support of Emancipation (ESCTT) and is aimed at promoting cultural self-confidence, amazing performance and creative excellence. ESCTT Executive Director Zakiya Uzoma-Wadada coined the title, Ewa Africa, referring to the beauty of God manifested in creative incarnations, the statement said.

Xavier Edwardz

“I am extremely proud that this organization is organizing this exhibition under the auspices of Senator, Randall Mitchell, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Arts. I am also happy to have teamed up with Young, a Caribbean fashion guru, to create this event, ”Uzoma-Wadada said in a statement.

Young is thrilled to be announcing Afro-Caribbean style to the world with his “one true and clear vision” of our Caribbean aesthetics. syncretic African fashion style.

“26. June, Ewa Africa will flow our liberation, so to speak, through fashion storytelling, at its best, by outstanding playwrights Conrad Parris and Abe Jackson, in the exquisite ambience of the Garden Theater at Queen’s Hall. “I am honored to make an offer!” He said in a statement.

Zadd and Eastman will be among some of TT’s top designers at the Ewa Africa fashion extravaganza on June 26 at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s. Photo by Udean Joseph

This fashion showcase is part of the largest pan-African festival held outside the African continent, led by the ESCTT, which celebrates 30 years of revolutionary, sustainable visioning with this year’s theme in honor of the power of transformation and resilience, he said.

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