Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles Partners with MacDella Cooper and the MacDella Cooper Foundation for Inaugural Fashion Week

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Africa-centered events production team creates partnership with MacDella Cooper Foundation to increase awareness of societal and political matters on the continent

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This Fall, a select number of Africa’s premier designers will invade the United States in headlining the inaugural Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles (AFWLA). Over the course of four days, from October 10-13th, this eclectic production will showcase designers from all over the continent—transforming Los Angeles into a hub of dynamic cultural exchanges and experiences. Building a diverse guest list that includes at least 1,000 dignitaries, celebrities (national and international) and a host of global citizens, AFWLA will set the standard for the ways in which African/African-inspired fashion is interpreted, regarded and revered; here in the United States, and beyond.

As a means to strengthen awareness for various matters that currently afflict the continent, AFWLA has partnered with MacDella Cooper and the MacDella Cooper Foundation (MCF); a 501c3 international charitable organization. With an interest in philanthropy, fashion and the increasing relationship between the two, MCF will serve as the official beneficiary organization for this venture.

With the support of donations and sponsorships, MCF is dedicated to offering educational development to Liberian orphans and abandoned children. In addition to these efforts, MCF provides Liberian youth with food, clothing, and shelter through its various initiatives and programs. A physical extension of the foundation is the MCF Academy, which was established to present Liberian youth with an environment that is conducive for self-advancement; inspiring them to become active leaders in their native country.

A portion of all ticket sales and event proceeds will be donated to MacDella Cooper’s cause in offering resources to the many young men and women who benefit from her charity.

For additional information regarding AFWLA and to purchase tickets, visit More information on MacDella Cooper and the MacDella Cooper Foundation can be found at

For all media inquiries, please contact Aminata Steele at 202.276.6916 or pr(at)afwla(dot)org.

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