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Meet Adwoa Aboah, Fashion's Inspiring New Voice


Her unconventional beauty has made her the new face of Gap and sealed her a place among the top modelling ranks. Half-British, half-Ghanian model and fashion activist Adwoa Aboah is garnering a cult online following. We take a look at her positive vibes that are making ripples in the fashion industry.

For Aboah the Bridging the Gap film, in which she appears sporting bleached brows and hoop earrings by Bonheur jewelry, is all about "making space for the next generation, looking at things without judgment and unifying women." The former face of H&M stars alongside a diverse cast that includes Indian star Priyanka Chopra, American rapper Wiz Khalifa, American actress Yara Shahidi, and original supermodel Christie Brinkley.

Gracious, grateful and inspiring, via Instagram, Aboah openly thanked her biggest supporters -- Gap, and Edward Enniful, the man who is poised to become the new Editor of British Vogue, and who directed the ad campaign video for Gap.

More than just an 'it Brit,' the 25-year-old who features in a recent campaign for Versace's Versus is a true game changer and wears several hats: millennial fashion's new muse (note the red buzzcut, freckles and perfect pout), Cara Delevingne's bestie, and founder of Gurls Talk, an online platform that she launched last

Gurls Talk not only carries videos by Aboah, an advice-uploading space and a shop selling t-shirts, it aims to offer millennials -- whatever their class, race, sexual preferences or background -- a "trusting and loving" chatroom like space in which to speak out in all honesty.

Female identity, mental illness, addiction, sexuality and racial diversity are some of the hot topics up for debate on her community-powered domain. Subjects which resonate with Aboah's personal experience and troubled coming of age. Her early twenties were colored by self-loathing and deep depression, a frank interview with the Guardian reveals this week.

Aboah now has more than 200k Instagram followers. A proponent of authenticity, her latest tweets include virtual hugs, and feel-good messages to the masses, such as "difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations," and "I don't want a perfect life. I want a happy life."Read more at:formal dresses adelaide | bridesmaid dresses


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SmartFocus Launches New People’s Choice Award For Graduate Fashion Week


Graduate Fashion Week
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SmartFocus will launch the new People’s Choice Award at the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Show tonight (June 7th) and will run the complete campaign. The winning designer will be announced over the summer and his or her work will be showcased at a Graduate Fashion Week event at the Houses of Parliament in October.

Sarah Taylor, SmartFocus’s CMO, says: ”We are delighted to be part of Graduate Fashion Week. This is a hugly important investment in the future of our industry and something we take very seriously. All of us at SmartFocus look forward to developing the charity’s ambition to grow their audience and engagement.”

SmartFocus will provide Graduate Fashion Week with its industry leading Message Cloud marketing platform to run the launch of the new award, and support the great work the charity does engaging the best of design talent from across the world.

Martyn Roberts, Creative & Managing Director from Graduate Fashion Week, says: ”The People’s Choice Award and our partnership with SmartFocus will be central to our drive to engage and encourage greater numbers of young talent to join the Graduate Fashion Week family.”

Graduate Fashion Week 2017 takes place from the 4th-7th June at the Old Truman Brewery in East London. The event will feature exhibitions and catwalk presentations from schools, including University of East London, University of Salford, Istituto Marangoni, Kingston University, Manchester School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art, among others. This year’s event culminates in the globally prestigious Graduate Fashion Week Gala Awards Show on the 7th June at The Truman Brewery, 1 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6Q.

Graduate Fashion Week is a charity organisation founded in 1991 to unify both UK and International universities and create a stronghold for the creative industries. Showcasing the work of over 1,000 of the very best students and graduates from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world, Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of creative design talent.Read more at:formal dresses perth


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Kauai Fashion Weekend ends on high note


Kauai Fashion Weekend ends on high note
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Jeanne Russell was more than thrilled Saturday night during the 5th annual Kauai Fashion Weekend red carpet signature event at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club.

“She bought an Ahmadcourture!” gushed Leonora Orr.

For Russell, it was not about getting something designed by international designer Sha Ali Ahmad, a co-founder of KFW with Marynel Valenzuela of Inkspot Printing, who appeared in an Ahmadcourture.

“This is very functional,” Russell said. “I tried it on, and I liked it. My daughter is one of the models tonight, and we came to watch her.”

But the purchase during the show preceding the catwalk fashion presentation gave Russell some notoriety as she was allowed a walk on the catwalk with Jennifer Davis’s Pineapple Pilates group, prompted by Dickie Chang — who was fashionably garbed in bright yellow pants and a gaudy aloha shirt.

More than 400 people took advantage of the event to dress up, shop, enjoy dinner in the company of special guest Meghan King Edmonds — an actress with “Real Housewives of Orange County” — and enjoy the creations of local and international designers like Edgar Madamba of the Philippines.

Kauai Fashion Weekend capped a flurry of activity, where professionals like Ahmad and other off-island design professionals like Florida-based photographer Natasha Kertes were able to share their knowledge with Kauai residents. Kertes worked her magic aboard a yacht for a Na Pali series.

“We heard about this, and thought we would come to check out what this is about,” said Sara Miura and Eric Miura of Deja Vu Surf, a fourth-generation retail operation. “This is our first time at the Kauai Marriott event.”

Local designer Kristyl Apeles of Puka Surf not only presented her items, but accessorized the presentations with items from other designers including “wearable art designed, stitched and dyed by Christiane Love.”

Susan Tai Kaneko of the Kauai Economic Development Board, Sue Kanoho of the Kauai Visitors Bureau, Edie Ignacio Neumiller, and other familiar Kauai faces had an opportunity to grace the catwalk in fashion created by Kona designer Nita Pilago of Wahine Toa who incorporates the elements of culture into high-demand fashion.Read more at:cheap formal dresses


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