Walking Visual Masterpieces From The John Ashford Collection at Africa Fashion Week New York

AdirĂ©e, producers of Africa Fashion Week New York, is pleased to announce that The John Ashford Collection will showcase throughout the three days of runway. AFWNY is set to take place July 14th, 15th, and 16th in New York City’s Financial District in the Broad Street Ballroom.

Created by visual artist, John Ashford, The John Ashford Collection consists of handmade shoes. Because each shoe is done by hand, no two shoes are made exactly the same. Ashford’s designs will tie together AFWNY’s varying designers, each with their distinct aesthetic.

AFWNY includes runway shows hosting 21+ designers from various countries in Africa and those of the African Diaspora, exhibitions, and industry networking events. Opening designer Korto Momolu and designers like Washington Roberts, Saint Wobil, AAMAA Couture, Bill Witherspoon and others will showcase. Sponsors include PopDrum, Mo-Saique, AveYou, Makari de Suisse, John Ashford, Renarda Joy, and Avaloni Studios. AFWNY is an invite only event” however press and media can register here. Buyers may send an email to rsvp@adiree.com to secure seating.

About John Ashford

John Ashford is a visual artist, teacher and painter. Ashford has traveled to many countries around the world including Africa, Japan, England, France, Switzerland, and Germany. He uses inspiration gained from travels in creating pieces for his collection.

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