FOSE presents African Fashion Week Houston on August 14th -16th, 2014



FOSE’s African Fashion Week returns for a ‘SLAYLIOUS!’ series to honor St. Jude Hospital August 18th - 21st

HOUSTON – Fashionable connoisseurs everywhere! Get ready to get ‘in-formation’ to ‘slay’ the runway! The Fall of Signature Essence (FOSE), an international fashion production company based in the heart of the greater Houston area, is pleased to announce the return of African Fashion Week Houston on Thursday, August 18th through Sunday, August 21st, 2016 at the Ayva Center (9371 Richmond Ave.).

The international fashion showcase returns for a third year with the mission of creating a global platform to promote African fashion on the runway, while highlighting Houston’s promising economic and international marketplace. The four-day celebration includes a series of events, seminars and presentations to promote emerging fashion designers, models, buyers, manufactures, experts and professionals from around the world.

African Fashion Week kicks off on Thursday, August 18th with the AFWH Business Enterprise Gala, a special networking affair and fundraiser event featuring many of the Houston community’s prominent organizations and affiliates. The evening will also consist of fine dining, live music, fashion showcase, and a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds for this year’s gala will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s largest and leading medical research institutions dedicated to understanding, treating and defeating childhood cancers, and other life-threating diseases. Founded in 1962, St. Jude has continue to successfully champion for their cause through the faithful support of donors, medical professionals, ambassadors and communities worldwide.  

On Friday, August 19th, the AFWH Hair, Beauty & Cocktails Tradeshow will introduce patrons to local and global businesses promoting their products and services, a series of special workshops dedicated to popular topics, including hair, make-up, beauty, fashion and culture. FOSE will provide live entertainment and a children’s fashion showcase. Doors open at 5:30PM and entry is free to the general public.  

The grand event (FOSE African Fashion Show 2016) will take place on Saturday, August 20th, beginning with the red carpet and cocktail hour at 5:30PM, followed by the official showcase at 7:00 PM. This year’s co-hort of designers will include the works of carefully selected designer collections that continue to push the envelope in defining the true value and aesthetic of African fashion. The evening will also feature a live band, performances, and special giveaways for selected members of the audience. A portion of the ticket sales for this year’s fashion show will also benefit the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Celebrations continue on Sunday, August 21st from 11:00AM until 5:30PM at the FOSE African Fashion Festival. The daytime fashion affair will be a fusion of the hottest summer fashion on the runway, blended with live music, food, dancing and shopping for patrons. Attendance to this year’s festival will be free to the general public.

            Tickets for the AFWH Business Enterprise Gala and t FOSE African Fashion Show are now available online at and on For additional inquiries regarding this year’s showcase, please contact us at 1-800-920-4655, or e-mail us at

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