On Friday the 13th I will be having a fashion show featuring some of my latest collection for a benefit and would love for you to come.
It’s all in support of the empowerment of Southern African women via Shared Interest.
There will be wine and yummy South African appetizers prepared by Madiba Restaurant.
The invitation is attached and tickets are $50.
Please forward the invitation to anyone you think might be interested.
I hope you can make it.
Angelo Lambrou’s work will be featured on the runway Friday, November 13th at Shared Interest’s Southern African Fashion & Craft Showcase. Join us in celebrating the creativity of entrepreneurs like Angelo, as we strive to improve and empower communities in Southern Africa.
Southern African native, Angelo Lambrou, a Southern African native, began his professional career studying fashion in both Johannesburg and London. Following his studies, he returned home, operating out of a small studio in Botswana. There, Angelo teamed up with his dear friend, Mpule Kwelagobe in 1999 for Miss Botswana, combining his fashion sense and skillset with her intelligence and beauty. After winning the competition with a dress designed by Angelo, the two successfully worked to include Botswana in the Miss Universe pageant for the first time in the country’s history. In May of that year, with another dress honorably designed by Angelo, Mpule stunned the world, becoming Africa’s first black African woman to ever win the Miss Universe pageant. Upon being crowned, Mpule was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations, and Angelo moved to New York to set up a fashion boutique in the East Village. He remains in New York today, continuing to design a line that is unique to his roots.
The world sometimes only gets to see a dismal and hopeless side of Southern Africa. Forgetting that there is a side that is brilliant and creative in so many ways.
Angelo’s work will be featured on the runway Friday, November 13th at Shared Interest’s Southern Africa Fashion & Craft Showcase. Join us in celebrating the creativity of entrepreneurs like Angelo, as we strive to improve and empower communities in Southern Africa.
ALSO FEATURING RUNWAY BY:
Emerging designer, South African Phumelele Kunene debuted her collection at this year’s New York Fashion Week. Her passion has manifested in the creation of Black Phumele Clothing Line, based in Brooklyn.
FASHION DISPLAYS BY:
Soweto-born, Thulare Monareng launched her original Fashion Deli store in Cape Town in 2011. She has since moved her ambitions abroad, and will be opening the doors of her 2nd store this fall in NYC. Fashion Deli will specialize in ethically produced African fashion and lifestyle products.
Farai Simoyi is a rising star of the catwalk with her self-titled clothing line, Faria. Born in London, raised in Zimbabwe and now based in NY, she has worked with Beyonce and is currently senior designer for hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj’s clothing line.
For 21 years Shared Interest helped provide credit and jobs for Southern Africa’s “emerging” entrepreneurs, smallholder farmers, cooperatives and homeowners- benefiting more than 2.2 million, mostly women. Join us and our Board of Directors for this festive event celebrating Southern Africa’s creativity and enterprise-and Shared Interest’s work!