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We are a clothing brand that embodies the deep culture, art and prints of Africa. We specialize in ready-to-wear products for both genders.

- Tribe of Dumo (Nigeria)

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The beauty of a design lies not only within the fabric, but combination of the fabric's uniqueness and the creativity of the style of his designs is what Lucas uses to get his message across.

 

- Lucas N Escalada (Equatorial Guinea)

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Our mission is to create Art and Fashion that transcends Time and Culture. We also want every Woman to be Confident in how they dress and express themselves. Add some Colors to your Closet and Culture to your Lifestyle. Be Bold and Fabulous. 

- 3reeC's (Nigeria)

House of Takura was born out of necessity. When I needed to wear high-fashion, head-turning styles that demonstrated my heritage and hybrid nature of my upbringing.

- Annette Njau, House of Takura (Sierra Leone)

Dami and Lola was established in 2016 and is all designed in house and a direct reflection of my love of African prints, vibrant patterns and bold colors. All Dami and Lola items are made with African prints and designed with a modern day flare. We like to use the finest quality of textiles and focus on designing products that will make our customers stand out from the crowd and feel boldly unique in our pieces. Dami and Lola is for the woman who loves to mix African prints with specially curated western designs! 

- Erica Page, Demi and Lola (USA)

 
 

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Designer Application Terms & Conditions

 

  • I agree that participation is based upon review and approval by the Designers Committee.
  • I agree to pay the appropriate Participation Fee by August 14th, 2017.  I acknowledge that failure to make the payment by July 14th, 2017 will result in the removal of my line from AFWH 2017.

  • I acknowledge that the Participation Fee and any other fee I pay is non-refundable.

  • Participation includes a show slot with the standard stage, sound and lighting equipment. Allocation of the show slot is at the discretion of the Designers Committee.

  • Models, hair and makeup services will be provided by AFWH 2017. If I intend to use my own model, hair and/or makeup services, I acknowledge that I must submit the request to the Designer Coordinator by August 14th, 2017 for consideration by the Designers Committee.  

  • I agree to abide by established times for scheduled appointments, interviews, deadlines, briefing, rehearsals, fittings, special appearances and other matters relating to the show. I acknowledge that the AFWH 2017 has the right to terminate my participation in the show for violation of this requirement.  

  • I agree to provide FOSE the following documentation for consideration of this application at the same time of submission of the application.

a. A portfolio of garments or accessories created in the last 24 months.

b. Copies of past press and/or tear sheets of media coverage.

c. High resolution professional photos.

d. Images (photos or illustrations) of 10 proposed looks/pieces/garments for your AFWH 2017 runway presentation

e. A brief biography of the designer and label (directing AFWH to my website is not sufficient to fulfill this requirement).

  • I acknowledge that AFWH is authorized to use photos submitted with the application for any promotional purposes. AFWH reserves the right to use all images derived in any form during or from the event and to transform the same into any or all forms of media currently in existence or yet to be created.
  • I agree that I have legal rights to use the images used in the ad space or fashion show space in AFWH I have purchased. I further agree that by sending my materials for print and/or online advertisement with AFWH, I have granted AFWH the license to use for promotional purposes free of charge.

  • I acknowledge that I will have my own assistants to ensure all garments are hung properly, taken care of, and to assist with dressing the models at AFWH.

  • I agree and acknowledge that I undertake to attend AFWH 2017 at my own expense. AFWH may be able to arrange special discounted airfare, hotel and freight services, for which I may be eligible at my own expense.

  • Rolling racks and hangers will be provided. Please inform AFWH of how many racks and hangers you will need by making a request to designers@afwhouston.com.  

  • If I reside in Houston, Texas, I agree to attend mandatory scheduled fittings and dress rehearsals. If I reside outside of Houston, TX, I agree to attend the mandatory scheduled rehearsal prior to the event, in which my designs will be present for  fittings and rehearsal with the models.

  • I acknowledge that AFWH will not be held liable for personal losses or injuries to participants, models or affiliated personnel except where such loss or injury is due to gross negligence on the part of AFWH.

  • I agree to liaise in advance of the event with the assigned Production Assistant in respect of appropriate music for the show in which my designs will be showcased, and with the designated makeup and hair consultant regarding my desired makeup and hair.

  • I agree to keep all confidential information strictly confidential by using a reasonable degree of care and not disclose any confidential information I receive to any third party.

  • I acknowledge that AFWH reserves the right to either postpone or cancel any function of the entire event in its sole discretion, without any liability for loss incurred thereby. In this event, AFWH will refund all applicable fees.

  • I understand and accept that AFWH reserves the right to review all designs and garments at any time prior to presentation at the designer show to ensure quality and completion, and further has the right to remove any garment or design from presentation if it deems appropriate to do so.

  • I acknowledge that this agreement, along with any other document referred to here, is the entire agreement between the parties (the Designer Applicant and AFWH) and I have read and understood its terms and conditions.  Any right, benefit or obligation due to me under this Agreement is not assignable without the prior written consent of AFWH.

  • The laws of the State of Texas shall be the applicable law of this Agreement.

By completing the application form, I undertake that all information and data provided are true and correct and agree to abide to all terms and conditions and the submission deadlines of the fashion show as stated by AFWH.