Made In Africa: Arise Magazine, New York Fashion Week September 15th


Arise magazine has done a beautiful job at stapling itself as a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world. It’s show at February 2009 New York Fashion Week was perfectly dramatic making a statement to onlookers and other designers.

Hosting models such as Arlenis Sosa, Rose Cordero, Flaviana Matata and Ubah Hassan just to name a very few, black and brown models abroad are the emerging demand thanks to the fashionably pungent and graceful platform that is Arise.

After its 2009 show we can call them history makers. Arise led the first group of African designers to be invited to Paris Fashion Week. They can no longer deny the amazing aesthetic that is forward yet has unmistakable roots shown vividly through the bold prints, colors and cuts. Viewers know an Arise show when they see one!

Making more history, Arise held their very own fashion week in Lagos from March 10-13, 2011. Named the biggest fashion event in Nigeria, 50 of the top African designers were invited and gathered together to create legend. “We are showing the world that Africa is here to stay at the forefront of international fashion. See you on the front row.” We hear you Arise! MarieDriven and the rest of team are forever supporters of the movement and heavily anticipate the upcoming show this September. Keep a serious eye out for these game changers! ~Quioni Phillips

Published by MarieDriven

Marie “Driven” Theodore is a Haitian American entrepreneur and celebrity publicist that got her start in New York City working for prominent music, fashion, and lifestyle labels. From mainstream to niche categories she manages a base of support and operations for clients through strategic relationship building. Her roster of creative individuals and brands is impressive and her knack for navigating cultural circles is unmatched, particularly within the Caribbean community.

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