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Runway Liberia International Showcase Overview

FL26733The backdrop for the biggest African/International fashion event Runway Liberia International Showcase was the historic Baltimore War Memorial Building in heart of downtown Baltimore. 9 top Liberian and International designers showcased their latest designs at this year’s event, one of the biggest fashion shows in the diaspora. This year’s fashion event which also marks the second edition of the event represents the latest trend and changes in Liberia as well as African/International fashion industry. Dr Jamal Harrison Bryant founder of Empowerment Temple Church and Community Activist, one of the events special VIP guest applauded an event of this magnitute coming into the city of Baltimore. He added the show focuses on bringing out fashion innovation and creativity among young Liberians and the world. He also briefed the audience that Liberia holds a special place to him because he added the Amecian Cooperative School in Liberia and still have strong ties to the country Liberia.

The event open up the Liberian National Anthem performed by former Miss Liberia in the U.S. Desiree Gibson and the U.S. National Anthem performed by International Girl Group – GudGud from Jacksonville, FL.

FL266911The event honored four distingushed Liberians that have contributed to the promotions of Liberian Fashion Industry on a global platform. The honorees were;

  • ABRAHAM PELHAM – INTERNATIONAL COUTURE DESIGNER
  • DOLLY BARNES – JEWELRY DESIGNER & EXPERT ON NATURAL DYES
  • LEWINA DAVID – CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST & HAIR STYLIST
  • TARLOH SAYEH – MASTER HAIR STYLIST

The hosts for the event were former model and owner of Angel’s Lips Cosmetics – Lisa Togbah and Celebrity Chef Chauncy Yarngo.

Over 80 top model showcase their amazing talents on the runway. Models from Avant Protege Model & Talent Agency and freelance models were all excited to be a part of this historic event. The official hair designs was provided by Empire Beauty School in Baltimore and headed by director of school Nicole Nichols. The official makeup team headed by Runway Liberia 2016 Director of Makeup and Owner of Beat Make Up School Roshe Anthony brought all the designers looks together:

Official Runway Liberia 2016 Make Up Team:

  • Kayle C. Hopewell  IG: kaykardash_mua
  • Sharika Blue FB: Sharika Blu
  • Bre Tackett  IG: mua_brion
  • Mimi Bela Dona Hill @dmvtoatlmua
  • Frances Mua Laboy
  • Latashia Dixon
  • Angela Tatum
  • Keonna Chantaz

Runway Liberia 2016 Showcasing Designers:

  • Expression Liberia – Chris Collins
  • 1847 & Co – Gbelley Taylor
  • Angie H Couture – Angie Hoff
  • Nubi Collection – Eli Nyamal Both
  • J Wonyen Designs – Crystal Wonyen
  • Yia’re Designs – Aryea Kolubah
  • Mr. Carlyle Collection – Carlyle William
  • Semoner Designs – Mayietta Moore
Some event images:
Photo Credits:
Hai Chang SG
Gifted Handz Photography – Albert Kary ah
Matthew Vosseler