AFRICAN ARTS AND FASHION WEEK DC BERTHS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
The luminous, prolific and polarizing fashion creator Uche Ibezue, born in Nigeria conveys an embodiment of panache, grandeur and refinement with a regal point of view in the fashion industry. This bravura beauty has design aesthetics that are deliberated and realized in her styling of both national and international dignitaries, celebrities and pageant queens through her jewelry and clothing apparel. Uche is the well-grounded, spiritual soul that is the contemporary couture designer of O’makdesigns, a U.S. based fashion brand. Ibezue’s lifelong determination, ambition and energy are applied to the label O’makdesigns that was inspired by her mother’s eccentric style of dressmaking and Afro-centric styling influences. Ibezue credits her mother’s humble innovative & vivid visionary approaches to trend setting, as the drumbeats to her “passion for fashion”. From the day Uche witnessed her mother using an old tablecloth to create a costumed dress, she became infectiously enthusiastic toward fashion and her creativity ignited – knowing NO bounds. Ibezue began training in fashion at the school of Arts & Design College of Technology specializing in fashion design in Lagos, Nigeria. Later, she further fine-tuned her craft at Penfoster College and Baltimore City Community College. Thereby, catapulting O’makdesigns originality to another dimension of high fashion with each original inspired garment from beginning-to-end. Uche Ibezue debuted O’makdesigns in the summer of 2010, with the grand opening of the first flagship store at the historic Savage Mill Mall in Laurel, Maryland. Her creative O’makdesigns’ has been prominently featured in high fashion runway shows across the globe, from New York – to – London – to Africa. Likewise, she has been in many media publications including the World Best of Baltimore, Howard Magazine, The Diasporan Star, Slantress Magazine, This Day magazine and countless local, national & international Africa print outlets. Recently, being acknowledged as the first African designer to grace the cover of Howard Magazine. In 2013, Uche has been nominated for numerous award nominations, which includes Fashion Awards MD for the Fashion Awards category, was acknowledged by Slantress Magazine Inspire Award as a Fashion Forward designer and was the official designer for the Miss Africa USA 2013 pageant. Uche continues to bridge fashion-to-celebrate-to-empowerment to all women regardless of their ethnicity with her timeless and eccentric originality. WWW.OMAKDESIGNS.COM
African Arts and Fashion Initiative is the brain child of the beautiful Princess Architect FIFI EJINDU.We are told that some top Nigerians are already slated for this event ,with dinner aat the Nigerian ambassodor’s residence. More info as soon as we get them.