ARISE African Promise Collective Runway Show Spring 2010
Making a presence at New York Fashion Week for the second straight season is the ARISE African Collective for spring 2010. The four presenting designers included Jewel by Lisa, returning designer Tiffany Amber, Eric Raisina Haute Textures and David Tlale. Pairing Africa's top design talent with the world's most wanted models of color makes for one of the most exciting runway events of the week.
Fusing these two very different cultural aesthetics into a cohesive embodiment of Africa’s diverse heritage resulted in designs that were elaborate and spectacular, but lacked the adornments and use of accessories one would associate with the artistic identity of these tribes.