New York may finally be a city that is listening to the demands of the people.
After much complaining and debate about the lack of color present during New York Fashion Week, the New York Senate has recently passed a Resolution announcing September 21-28, 2012 as Sol Afrik Fashion Week.
This multi-day event not only marks a big week in fashion, but also a big week for designers of color, who are looking to showcase their talent and creativity on a much needed platform.
The purpose of Sol Afrik is to unite African, African-American and Caribbean fashion and design professionals whose work often goes unrecognized. Hopefully, Sol Afrik will not only bring further awareness to the talent of African designers, but also help bridge the gap in the diversity of models who grace the runway.
Check Sol Afrik's website for more info about this fabulous week in fashion that will bring creativity, innovation and most importantly, much needed diversity to the industry.