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Izelia launches denim collection at Africa on the Square with Africa Fashion Week London

As Europe’s largest event for African and African inspired fashion Africa Fashion Week London was asked to organise the fashion show for Africa on the Square. AFWL is a celebration of African design talent and the diverse ethnic influences that contribute to fashion in the UK.

img2A new event for 2014, Africa on the Square featured live music from Dele Sosimi’s Afrobeat Experience, Aar Maanta and many more, as well as performances from African drummers, acrobats and dancers, and a talent show for young people.
After launching her brand Izelia this summer at AFWL 2014, Isatu Harrison was thrilled to be asked to be one for the 4 designers involved in the fashion show.img3
Isatu showcased her denim collection that features a new twist onAfrican-inspired fashion.The Izelia denim collection is a selection of pieces that include military inspired jumpsuits, zip front dresses, stylish playsuits and denim jeans with a difference. Fashionistas will find something to inspire them among Izelia’s flattering stretch denim creations that fuse African print with contemporary design.

Notes to Editors:
• IZELIA is the label of a Sierra Leonean born, London based designer Isatu Harrison. Isatu aspires to create stylish high street designs by modernising and transforming African prints to contemporary, stylish and flattering outfits.
• For further press information please contact Lady Charlotte Lynham at LadyCPR on info@ladycpr.com

Street wear with an edge at LFW Fashions Finest with Izelia

Guests of Fashions Finest LFW September Schedule were treated to a show with a difference this weekend with Izelia. Opening the show was the talented Leon of Versatile Dance Crew whose street dancing wowed the audience and perfectly introduced the new street vibe of Izelia fashion.

postlfw1Isatu Harrison, Founder and Designer of Izelia, draws on her Sierra Leonean heritage to create a modern and sophisticated range of ready to wear pieces in materials as diverse as sexy stretch denim and luxurious silk chiffon. African wax prints with contemporary cuts are a feature of the debut collection. With a look for every occasion, fashion from Izelia can brighten up your every day wardrobe as well as add flair to a more dressy outfit! Izelia pieces include military inspired jumpsuits and dresses in both elegant floor length and chic fitted styles, putting a new twist on African-inspired fashion. To compliment the new street vibe of Izelia Isatu partnered with just launched Australian accessories house Fortriu.

After recently launching their label in Sydney Australia, Fortriu are passionate about providing the latest trends in headwear. The hats matched perfectly the collection, which featured denim and brightlypostlfw2 coloured fabrics, going to show
how African print can be used in contemporary fashion. With European twerk music, street dancing, baseball caps and the models dancing down the catwalk the show was the hippest urban catwalk presentation this London Fashion Week and setted the tone for a new urban look to this innovative brand!

Notes to Editors:
• IZELIA is the label of a Sierra Leonean born, London based designer Isatu Harrison. Isatu aspires to create stylish high street designs by modernising and transforming African prints to contemporary, stylish and flattering outfits.
• Fortriu’s inaugural range labelled the ‘Original Series’ was showcased throughout the show. The range includes five unique designs including Vivid Woollen, Luminous Woollen, Flux Denim, Elemental Woollen and Aztecan Woollen. Each hat is unique and there is something for everyone.
• Fashions Finest September Off Schedule London Fashion Week shows 13-14th September 2014 at Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA
• For more information about Wearing Memories, please contact Lady Charlotte Lynham at LadyCPR on info@ladycpr.com

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Izelia debuts ready to wear collection at Fashions Finest London Fashion Week London this September

With London Fashion Week just around the corner, the hotly tipped designers of the future are getting ready to showcase their exciting and innovative collections in front of the world’s press and fashion industry.
One of these new designers is Isatu Harrison, whose brand Izelia recently launched at Africa Fashion Week London to great applause. Isatu draws on her Sierra Leonean heritage to create a modern and sophisticated range of ready to wear pieces in materials as diverse as sexy stretch denim and luxurious silk chiffon. African wax prints with contemporary cuts are a feature of the debut collection.

With a look for every occasion, fashion from Izelia can brighten up your every day wardrobe as well as add flair to a more dressy outfit! Izelia pieces include military inspired jumpsuits and dresses in both elegant floor length and chic fitted styles, putting a new twist on African-inspired fashion. To compliment her upcoming show, which will have emphasis on the street style of the Izelia brand, Isatu has partnered with just launched Australian accessories house Fortriu.
After recently launching their label in Sydney Australia, Fortriu are passionate about providing the latest trends in headwear and are excited to be showcasing their brand to all of London and the world alike with Izelia this sptember. Fortriu’s inaugural range labelled the ‘Original Series’ will be showcased throughout the show. The range includes five unique designs including Vivid Woollen, Luminous Woollen, Flux Denim, Elemental Woollen and Aztecan Woollen. Each hat is unique and there is something for everyone.

As a brand always looking to break the mould the audience of Izelia’s show at Fashions Finest Off Schedule London Fashion Week will be in for a treat with a secret opening to the show as well as a new urban look to this innovative brand!

Notes to Editors:
• IZELIA is the label of a Sierra Leonean born, London based designer Isatu Harrison. Isatu aspires to create stylish high street designs by modernising and transforming African prints to contemporary, stylish and flattering outfits.
• Fashions Finest September Off Schedule London Fashion Week shows 13-14th September 2014 at Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA
• For more information about Wearing Memories, please contact Lady Charlotte Lynham at LadyCPR on info@ladycpr.com

Introducing IZELIA: the UK’s most exciting new fashion brand

The days of boring high street fashion are over. Izelia is here to brighten your fashion future!
Izelia is the creation of talented designer Isatu Harrison, who draws on her Sierra Leonean heritage to create a modern and sophisticated range of ready to wear pieces. Combining African wax prints with contemporary cuts, Izelia is a brand Studio Session-043 copy-resizefor those who want to make an impression in stylish and colourful outfits with high quality fabrics and precise tailoring.Studio Session-335 copy
Each piece features a new twist on African-inspired fashion and Isatu’s interpretation of upcoming fashion trends results in a debut collection full of innovative and eye-catching pieces!
The Izelia collection is a selection of pieces that include military inspired jumpsuits and dresses in both elegant floor length and chic fitted styles. Fashionistas will find something to inspire them among Izelia’s flattering stretch denim and
glamorous silk chiffon materials.

With African-influenced fashion taking Europe’s fashion capitals by storm, Izelia is bringing striking and sexy African prints to the high street, allowing the style conscious to sprinkle their wardrobe with upto-the-minute multi-ethnic flair.
London-based brand Izelia is pleased to announce that they will be represented by London fashion PR LadyCPR. Please contact info@ladycpr.com for further information about Izelia and Isatu Harrison.

Notes to Editors:
• IZELIA is the label of a Sierra Leonean born, London based designer Isatu Harrison. Isatu aspires to create stylish high street designs by modernising and transforming African prints to contemporary, stylish and flattering outfits.
• For further press information and please contact Lady Charlotte Lynham at LadyCPR on info@ladycpr.com

Izelia Nick Von K AFWL

Izelia’s first runway show to feature Nick Von K jewellery at Africa Fashion Week London
Izelia is London’s most exciting new fashion brand, a ready to wear collection that is destined for  high street boutiques and high end shops. Launching a debut collection at AFWL 2014, talented designer Isatu Harrison has chosen to adorn Izelia catwalk outfits with the rock ‘n’ roll jewellery of Nick Von K.

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Combining African wax prints with contemporary cuts, Izelia is a brand for those who want to make an impression in stylish and colourful outfits with precise tailoring. This combination of quality and eye catching design is a perfect match for Nick Von K jewellery, which features a range of unusual statement pieces constructed from the finest materials.

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Isatu will incorporate a number of Nick Von K’s pieces into hercollection, including the Swan Queen and Dragon Queen necklaces, which reflect the elegance and femininity of the Izelia collection’s flattering military inspired jumpsuits and sweeping floor length dresses.

With pieces from these two innovative designers, forward-thinking fashionistas will be able to transform their whole wardrobe, so don’t miss Izelia’s debut show at Africa Fashion Week London. This is the first opportunity to see these two unique fashion brands on the runway and tickets are selling fast, so make sure you snap yours up quickly!

Notes to Editors:
• IZELIA is the label of a Sierra Leonean born, London based designer Isatu Harrison. Isatu aspires to create stylish high street designs by modernising and transforming African prints to contemporary, stylish and flattering outfits.
• New Zealand based Rock’n’roll jewellery designer Nick Von K is taking over the world with unique and striking collections such as Midnight Carnival and Jungle Of Eden. With an eclectic flair and dark humour, Nick Von K’s eye-catching silverwork and intricately carved semi precious stones are inspired by everything from popular sayings to body parts and are sure to make the wearer stand out from the crowd.
• For further press information and please contact Lady Charlotte Lynham at LadyCPR on info@ladycpr.com

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Izelia to launch at AFWL

Emerging brand Izelia will launch debut collection at Africa Fashion Week London

With Africa Fashion Week London just around the corner, the hotly tipped designers of the future are getting ready to showcase their exciting and innovative collections in front of the world’s press and fashion industry.

One of these new designers is Isatu Harrison, whose brand Izelia is due to launch a debut collection with a runway show at AFWL on the evening Friday 8 August. Isatu draws on her Sierra Leonean heritage to create a modern and
sophisticated range of ready to wear pieces in materials as diverse as sexy stretch denim and luxurious silk chiffon.
African wax prints with contemporary cuts are a feature of the debut collection – Izelia is a brand dedicated to bringing bold African prints to the high street!
With a look for every occasion, fashion from Izelia can brighten up your every day wardrobe as well as add flair to a more dressy outfit! Izelia pieces include military inspired jumpsuits and dresses in both elegant floor length and chic fitted styles, putting a new twist on African-inspired fashion. Isatu’s interpretation of upcoming fashion trends results in striking and beautiful multi-ethnic pieces and AFWL is the best place to glimpse the future of fashion in Izelia and other new brands.

Izelia Founder and Designer Isatu said of this launch “Africa Fashion Week London is a fantastic opportunity for an emerging designer like myself to showcase my talent. I look forward to raising awareness of my brand and am really
excited about meeting and mixing with influential people within the fashion community and get first hand feedback from buyers and customers on my collection. Overall, it will be a breathtaking experience as a first time designer, one that will set me on an incredible journey. This is exciting time in my life and I’m feeling really blessed for the
opportunity to showcase my designs.” Africa Fashion Week London is Europe’s largest event for African and African inspired fashion. It celebrates African design talent and the diverse ethnic influences of the Diaspora. AFWL aims to promote new and emerging designers that are inspired by the rich culture of Africa and incorporate this heritage into contemporary design. Standard and VIP tickets are available on the AFWL website.

Notes to Editors:
• IZELIA is the label of a Sierra Leonean born, London based designer Isatu Harrison. Isatu aspires to create stylish high street designs by modernising and transforming African prints to contemporary, stylish and flattering outfits.
• Africa Fashion London will be held at Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX on the 8th and 9th August 2014
• Tickets, including VIP, can be purchased from the Africa Fashion Week London website http://africafashionweeklondon.com/buy-tickets/
• For further press information and please contact Lady Charlotte Lynham at LadyCPR on info@ladycpr.com

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Izelia Press Coverage

Editorials

Amour Fou Magazine

http://amourfou.co/editorials/chic-afrique-yemi-king/

Dreamlingless Magazine

Africa swag.com

http://africkswag.com/african-influenced-izelia-new-lookbook/

Rion magazine

http://rionmagazine.com/2014/09/05/exclusive-izelia-debuts-ready-to-wear-collection-atlfw/Obscurea

Magazine

http://www.joomag.com/magazine/obscurae-magazine/0374814001410146948?short

Million Models Magazine

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Mess Mag

http://messmag.com/?p=7478

Lookbook Faves- Izelia

http://naijalivinguk.com/lookbook-faves-izelia/

http://www.rufflr.com/journal/issues/october2014/prince-cassius/

Fashion Shows

http://rockthisrunway.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/fashion-izelia.html

FF

http://www.fashionyearly.com/london-fashion-week-2014-izelia-fashion/

http://www.uspa24.com/alben-490/fashion-finest-world-of-fashion-at-london-fashionweek-2014-event-in-london.html

http://frumpytofunky.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/fashion-finest-off-schedule-london.html

http://www.londonfashionnews.com/fashions-finest-london-fashion-week-schedule

http://www.frostmagazine.com/2014/09/lfw-fashions-finest-show-season-8-in-with-thenew/AFWL

http://africafashionweeklondon.com/africafashionweek/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/

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Africa on the square at Trafalgar square

http://africafashionweeklondon.com/africa-fashion-week-london-partners-with-themayor-of-london-for-africa-on-the-square/

http://africafashionweeklondon.com/afwlconcessiondesigners/

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/europe/2014/08/african-designers-showcase-talentlondon-201489183014781667.html

https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/newsday-speaks-to-sierra-leonean-fashiondesigner-isatu-harrison

http://fashioncadet.com/content/africa-fashion-week-london-2015-highlights

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