October 24, 2018

Event: Mystique Afrique Curated by Ayiba Magazine Recap

Hey Afrofusioners! It’s been a while since my last fashion post, but Keshia Charles is back!

This time I am writing to you all about my experience as a model at the recent Mystique Afrique event organized by Ayiba magazine. I had the pleasure of taking part of a night of cultural, artistic and musical vibrations amongst designers, artists, dancers, models, and other creatives...

For those who don’t know about Ayiba Magazine, founded by Eyitemi Popo:

“Ayiba is a cutting-edge online magazine that seeks to break down perpetuating stereotypes of Africa by telling stories that exemplify the complexity of African identity. Who also provide inspiration and access to opportunities for young African creatives, techies and entrepreneurs” - Ayiba

Zoba Martin & Eyitemi Popo

Ayiba couldn’t have picked a better place to host this event. InLifeStyle, located on downtown Toronto, contributed to the whole 70’s inspired African and Caribbean feel to the whole event. From the hammock and fire lights on the roof top to the peacock chairs and green tropical plants in the event space.

Models in Zoba Martin designs made from Vlisco fabric

Ayiba magazine partnered with black-owned brands, designers and artists: Zoba Martin, IBUCHI, Natasha Lisa, Adekunle Adeleke, Ayok’a and MyChopChop.ca. Mystique Afrique 2018 was sponsored by Vlisco who supplied unique beautifully designed vibrant fabrics, in which was showcased in Zoba Martin’s fashion show styled by Yomi Styling during the event. 

Art by Ayok'a
Art by Afrodeco

Me & Miss G
For those who missed out on this event, be sure to be on the lookout for the next – you won’t regret it! For more information on the fashion brands that were involved in this event, be sure to follow and subscribe to the following:

Ayiba Magazine: http://ayibamagazine.com / Instagram: @ayibamag
Vlisco: https://www.vlisco.com / Instagram: @vlisco
Zoba Martin: https://www.zobamartin.com / Instagram: @zobamartin
IBUCHI: https://www.ibuchi.ca / Instagram: @ibuchionline

Photo Credits: Jordy Clarke Photography