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This Day /Arise Magazine: African Fashion Collective 2009
Mercedes Benz Fall 2009
Fashion Week

The Tents at Bryant Park
February 13, 2009

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by
Katherin Wermke

Oposite Photo: Model Chanel Iman

One of the most anticipated fashion shows at the Mercedes Benz Fall 2009 Show, was the THIS DAY / ARISE MAGAZINE Magazine African Fashion Collective. This Day, a Nigerian newspaper, hosted the show to launch Arise Magazine. Here is a quote from about the launch of ARISE:

"The prestigious Merc-edes Benz Fashion Week in New York will host the launch of THISDAY's ARISE magazine at the Bryant Park Tents and showcase the designs of an African fashion collective: Xuly Bet of Mali, Stoned Cherrie of South Africa, MOMO and Tiffany Amber of Nigeria. The launch of ARISE, which is the first global style and culture magazine dedicated to African achievement, music, business and politics will be one of the highlights of the week-long show."

New York Cool's Katherin Wermke was present at the show and took these images. We are unable to tag all the actual designers under the images at this time, but looking at the images definitely makes me want to know more about the individual designers.

  Model Liya Kebede

Model Alek Wek  
Designer Xuly Bet Designer Tiffany Amber
Model Wearing Stoned Cherrie (L)  

Model Alek Wek Leads the Line

Designer Nkhensani Nkosi, Designer Lamine Badian Kouyate
and Designer Fati Asibelua


Model Alec Wek in Xuly Bet with model Tyson Beckford in Xuly Bet

Designer Nkhensani Nkosi

Grace Jones wearing Xuly Bet



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