AFWNY HIGHLIGHTS: Suakoko Betty
Suakoko Betty (pronounced SWAH-ko-ko) transforms authentic West African wax and resist-dye prints into dresses and separates that are flattering and current.
“Suakoko” means place of new beginnings in Kpelle, a West African dialect and is also the name of reknown female warrior-chief in Liberia. Translation: we bring fresh, lead-don’t-follow thinking to African-inspired design.
One of my favorite collections shown at African Fashion Week New York 2011 was Suakoko Betty. It’s fun,vibrant an excellent use of the African fabrics and textures. This collection absolutely rocks!!
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Adirée, producer of (AFWNY) showcases luxury and mass African-owned fashion brands through runway shows, exhibitions- and now videos. AFWNY includes runway shows hosting 21+ designers from various countries in Africa and those of the African Diaspora, exhibitions, and industry networking events. To find out more about the agency and upcoming events visit Adirée