Sunday, October 31, 2010


Organised by Votre Avant Garde (VAG), the CamerCouture Fashion Show 2010 has been and gone but the effects caused will linger on for some time still.

The designs were fabulous; the models were fierce, the entertainers were world class and the distinguished guests were simply amazing!  

The CamerCouture team built the show and they all came from Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and even Cameroon! This was huge!

The press and the guests had lots to say about the show.


"The African fashion showcased last 16th puts paid all naysayer arguments! Africa is truly the new frontier of fashion, period.!!!" (Regina Jere-Malanda, Editor, New African Woman)

"CamerCouture was great!!!" (Ayden Ramin, Trace TV)

"Well done to the CamerCouture team for putting on a great event" (Ola Shobowale, Creative Director)

"CamerCouture was simply...WOOOW" (Sama Ndango)

"Thanks for everything. Job well done to the (VAG) crew.CamerCouture is growing." (Elvis Sakah)

"Well done for putting it together. Very impressive!" (Joel Che)

"It is a pleasure to be associated with your tremendous efforts!! Well done yesterday" (Francis Nkwain)

"YEAH VAG....Y'all did it like you were supposed to: BIG....Nice one." (James Lagaz)

"What you ladies conjured up, challenged the rest of us to step up our game. Looking forward to CC2011 big time!" (FK Ranx Germanus-Akunda)

The atmosphere, the cocktails, the great designs, the music, and above all the VIPs... Whaoh what a night!You made all of us proud!" (Jocelyne Ngassa)

"What an amazing show, first show was great, this was AMAZING'' (Elvis Akunda)

This is just the beginning! The CamerCouture team would like to thank all those who turned up to support them especially to Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Sebastien Bassong. Amechi Ihenacho and Pepper Okwesa who directed the backstage area with such vision, the hair and makeup teams who all did a fabulous job to get the models looking every inch the star of the runway.

Check out some of the pictures below.
Photo credits: David Pattinson
Benoit Assou-Ekotto of Tottenham Hotspur
Sebastien Bassong of Tottenham Hotspur
Ayden Ramin, roaming fashion reporter on Planete Mode, Trace TV

HE Denis Nyuydzewira, deputy High Commissioner of Cameroon to the UK

Friday, October 1, 2010


In just under 2 weeks time, the second annual CamerCouture Fashion Showcase a funky style hub organised by Votre Avant Garde (VAG) a marketing and PR company producing bespoke events for corporate and private clients, will take place.

This show is a platform for emerging as well as established African designers to connect with international fashion marketers, buyers and enthusiasts. The shows are out of the box spectacles that portray the richness, glamour and class of African vogue and culture.

Set in London's triendiest spots, the annual CamerCouture shows are glitzy and media packed with representatives from the BBC to Sky News!

For this years' show, they have gone international to include participating designers from all over Africa rather than just Cameroon and their theme is "African Decadence" to portray the opulence and grandeur that Africa is.

October 16th is the date, Shoreditch Studios is the venue, London is the city and the time is 6pm.

At this year's show, Comoros-born Deena Dee and Cameroonian, Olafemi Bela’s Deenola label will unveil a stunning fusion of African roots, tropical chic and contemporary silhouettes to grab the headlines. 

Not even up to a year since they launched their label, they have managed to have a celebrity following with pop star Shingai Shoniwa of the The Noisettes smitten by their debut collection, Versatile - a London and Paris-influenced mix of wax prints, linen and lace cuts that effortlessly balance style and comfort.   

Deenola creations have also graced the pages of Pride magazine one of the biggest selling magazines for the black woman. 

Catch their pieces below and at the upcoming CamerCouture Fashion Show.

This event is a not to be missed. The confirmed guests include Sebastien Bassong and Benoit Assou Ekotto of Spurs FC, Ozwald Boateng's marketing manager, Sky News, the BBC, and much more!

Ticket prices are:
£35 for standard

£45 for second row
£65 for front row (SOLD OUT).
Get your tickets by visiting

For a glimpse of what to expect, catch their promo video here:
Join the Deenola Facebook group here

Whatever you do, DO NOT miss this event!
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