This past Saturday, I invited to attend Avah’s Closet 3rd Annual Runway Show. Now, if you aren’t familiar with Avah’s Closet,
then get your life, then allow me to briefly introduce you.
Avah’s Closet is the fashion brand by designer, Adai Quaye. Adai was born and raised in Ghana and draws her inspiration from her vibrant culture. Her bold pieces are created using Ankara fabric, commonly known as “African Prints”, and are guaranteed to turn heads when you wear them.
This year’s Runway Show theme was Tulle and Couture – From Culture to Couture 2016 and was held at Edventure Children’s Museum..Guests were greeted by beautiful melanin rich ladies, welcoming them and handing out “Avah and More” swag bags. This swag bag is not your usual, “small sample and postcards” type of bag. It was filled with products for your hair by Miss Jessie’s, Elasta QP, Eden BodyWorks, JessiCurl and African Pride. Body butter from ButterUp A Shea Butter Co and Roll on Eye Serum from Natural Roots. And because Adai has such a keen eye for detail and truly embodies her brand, there was black soap and other small gifts from Ghana that truly tied in the culture.
The show was hosted by the always entertaining Kojo Danquah-Duah of Kojo Kreations, and highlighted his designed as well as those by featured guest designer Charise Rodriguez-Davis. Adai did not skimp on any details of the show, the hair, and makeup of the models mirrored the clothes that they were wearing and the fashion ranged from everyday and professional wear to children and men’s wear to the ultra feminine day-to-night attire.
Overall, Tulle and Couture Runway Show demonstrated the genius of Adai Quaye, not only as a brilliant designer but as a philanthropist and true community builder. She used her platform not only to entertain her crowd with gorgeous fashion, but she invited other designers, hair stylists, makeup artists, photographers and bloggers (me!) to share in the beauty of this night.
For the grande finale walk, Adai gleefully danced down the runway behind her models and thanked the audience for all of their love and support. And with true grace, she closed the show not by boasting in her good deeds, but by honoring the life the child of one of her friends who was killed recently by gun violence. Adai is truly a beautiful spirit and I was so honored to be invited to experience this night with her.
I personally can not wait until next year’s show, to see what she comes up with because the best is yet to come!
Check out some of my favorite looks below:
For more photos check out the Tulle and Couture Facebook Page. Make sure you head over to Avah’s Closet to purchase something today! The Holiday Season is upon us and she has something for everyone in your life, ahem, *cough, cough*, like me!