Friday, 24 September 2010

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Last night I finally went to bed at a sensible hour after many days of only a couple of hours sleep, London Fashion Week had finally ended. I know some of you are expecting a blow by blow description of what’s in and what’s out in terms of fashion trends but if you were really thinking that, you are having a laugh. By now you should know me, that is never going to happen.


It you want updated news and reviews of the shows and fashions trends then check out Fashion World on Fashions Finest.


My London Fashion Week Diary...


I can’t believe that I used the word diary considering that I didn’t actually keep one and I am trying to remember things as I write, one day I will become organised and maybe keep one.


So what did I do – o yes now I remember.


FASHION DIVERITY - The night before fashion week opened we had our own show, Fashion Diversity and it was our VIP Gala & Press Launch which took place at a lovely quirky venue called the Islington Metal Works. For me the highlight of the evening was the honorary awards and it was great to be able to honour 3 outstanding designers, Jolaby, Patrick Kevin and Adebayo Jones for their contribution to fashion.

Fashion Diversity continued for two further days and featured an array of emerging designers which included Mong Hsuan Jiang, Nia’s World, Arif Khan, AAMAA Couture, Blaq by Sacha James, Chichi London and Bebe Grafiti.

On the Friday alongside the emerging designers we had the student/graduate competition which featured Beth Spurr, Farah Deeba Ismail, Georgina Kitchen, Iga Wlodarczyk, Hermes, Jade Hope, Katrina Ferrari, Linda Ntumy, Stency Kidega, Stephanie Zeinati and was won by Stency Kidega.


Winner of Student/Graduate competition







The student show ended with a collection by Little Hands who are young designers ranging in age from age 5 to 14.


It would have been great if every evening after a long days work I could have gone home ate some pounded yam and oxtail and gone to bed, but that was never going to happen in a million years as after each show I had to head down to the West End to attend a number of LFW shows including Masha Ma, Fashion Mode, J Maskrey, Paul Costello, Fashion Shenzhen, Orschel-Read, Krystof Strozyna, Kingston University, Romina Karamanea, La Geneve North and KTZ and these are the only ones that I can remember (I think all the others are on Fashions Finest).


Now for news on what will be in next year – the answer is I have no idea, as I have

said many a times previously I am so not into fashion but I love attending the shows and seeing the production and checking out the latest models and how the shows are produced.


I can say for sure that white was back in, I am referring to all white models at the shows, it is sad that most of the designers hardly used any models of colour. I really had thought that we had made progress on this front but it seems that it only lasts as long as there is bad publicity


Pictures from Masha Ma Show...


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Pictures from Osman Show...

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Ozwald Boateng

To celebrate 25th years in menswear the iconic Savile Row tailor Ozwald Boateng closed London Fashion Week with a spectacular show held in the Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday 22nd September 2010 and it featured over 100 male models - what a show.


News In Brief:


Beffta Nominations (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts)...


It is with great humility and pride that we are pleased to announce that we received 4 nominations for the upcoming BEFFTA Awards which was decided by a panel of BEFFTA members.The awards are taking place on the 30th October at Westminster Central Hall.


We are nominated in the categories of


• Best Event Promoter

• Best Modelling Agency

• Best Male Model – Ibukun Jegede

• Best Female Model – Kadiatu Kamara


To vote for Mahogany Productions ‘VOTE‘ followed by 157 to the code 80010.


To vote for Mahogany Models ‘VOTE‘ followed by 261 to the code 80010.


Entry by text costs £1.00 plus your standard network rate.


Top Model of Colour Grand Finale Date Announced...


Get your tickets now as this is going to be the event of the year and not to be missed!!!


Face Of Sleek Nigeria & Nigerian Supermodel do LFW...


Makida Moka & Uju Nwobodoh were lucky enough to be sent over to UK from Nigeria by Sleek Nigeria in collaboration with Mahogany Models to participate in shows at LFW. They had a great time appearing in various LFW shows, attending fashion shows, events and parties and meeting a variety of celebrities. We believe that this is just the beginning of many collaborations that Mahogany Models will do to promote models of colour within mainstream fashion.

Be good and take care – tomorrows another day