International-Coalition for African Fashion Unveils Pop-Up Shop & Workshop in SoHo, NYC

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The International-Coalition for African Fashion (I-CAF), a not-for-profit retail industry association, is offering New Yorkers the opportunity to shop the latest African fashion designs during its inaugural retail clothing and accessories pop-up boutique in SoHo at 103 Allen Street, NY, NY, on Saturday, October 18, 12-7PM EST. A special, limited seating, fashion business workshop will take place from 10am-11:30am facilitated by retail and corporate buyers and financial investors.

"Autum is a great time to highlight African fashion, to celebrate the designs and colors that are in season and also to remind consumers of the fabrics, trends, and styles available within African fashion"

The International-Coalition for African Fashion (I-CAF), a not-for-profit retail industry association, is offering New Yorkers the opportunity to shop the latest African fashion designs during its inaugural retail clothing and accessories pop-up boutique in SoHo at 103 Allen Street, NY, NY, on Saturday, October 18, 12-7PM EST. A special limited seating business workshop will take place from 10am-11:30am for indie and intermediate designers and entrepreneurs with guest speakers including Charnier Corey of Leisure Life NYC boutique, Yvonne Kai; renowned fashion blogger, Barbara Clark Ruiz; retail consultant and buyer, along with private equity firm representatives from Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co.

In its first year, I-CAF aims to introduce African fashion designers to the NYC market using pop-up shop events that will pool together fashion industry professionals, trendsetters and consumers, who seek to explore and taste designs from Africa. Spearheading I-CAF’s focus on Afri-Pop, CEO Sudie Nallo says, "Autumn is a great time to highlight African fashion, to celebrate the designs and colors that are in season and also to remind consumers of the fabrics, trends and styles available within African fashion."

The Afri-pop event will feature luxury music by DJ Universe and displays of independent African fashion designs ranging from ready- to-wear designs for women and men, to jewelry and other accessories from the following designers: Kibonen|NY, Rue 114, Aschobi, and, APiF, Jaalyi and NYANGA creations.

There will even be styling tutorials for head-wraps and how to pair them with a variety of ready-to-wear items this fall. If you can't make it, be sure to visit I-CAF and check out their African Fashion Pop Up Shop Designs online.

The event is sponsored by Zuvaa, an online marketplace for African fashion along with the United Nations Association of Young Professionals.

For media inquiries or more information on the pop-up boutique event, contact info(at)i-caf(dot)org.

A limited number of tickets are currently available for free access to the event. RSVP here to reserve your spot today or type in this URL in your browser: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/afri-pop-the-african-inspired-pop-up-shop-tickets-13355567863.

Socialize with I-CAF and its coalition of designers, suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, media, and consumers, to stay abreast of event details as they come up: Twitter | Linkedin | Facebook.

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