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2009 June 18

Arise Above

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(NEW YORK) The third issue of Arise, the magazine dedicated to achievements in African fashion, music, culture, and polity, is fashion-focused--so what better occasion to celebrate African fashion? After a New York runway showing in February (starring the likes of Grace Jones, Alek Wek, Liya Kebede, Oluchi, Tyson Beckford, and Chanel Iman), the magazine is taking the next show home to Johannesburg, South Africa. The Arise Africa Fashion Awards and Gala will take place on June 20 (at the end of Africa Fashion Week) with a very special guest--R. Kelly will be performing for the first time in Africa at the event. In addition, humanitarian and former First Lady of France Cécilia Attias will deliver the keynote address. Do we dare anticipate a Naomi Campbell (one of Arise’s Issue 1 covergirls) sighting?

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