FashionAFRICANA is one of the leading African-inspired Fashion and Art events in Pittsburgh. Established in 2001, FashionAFRICANA celebrates the beauty and diversity of the African Diaspora through Design, Dance, Music and curated exhibitions. Utilizing Africa’s diverse cultural heritage, the show reflects the vitality of the creative human spirit and has showcased the diverse talents of fashion designers and artists from all over the world including Africa, Europe and the United States. The intent of FashionAFRICANA has always been to share the breadth and richness of African textures, ethos and history through the language of fashion.
Model Yarua wearing design by FashionAFRICANA – pictured with stylist Darnell McLaurin – at the 2009 August Wilson Center opening.