“Washington Roberts Launches His Vampire Inspired Collection At Africa Fashion Week New York”

New York, NY – June 2011 -Supernatural beings – angels, zombies, vampires, and werewolves – are dominating contemporary media. With movies like Twilight and shows such as the recent premiere of MTV’s Teen Wolf, these immortal beings are serving as inspirations for designers such as Washington Roberts. Roberts’ collection, showcasing July 15th, 2011 at Africa Fashion Week New York was stirred by the movie, Underworld.

“I wanted to play with the idea of how Washington Roberts’ woman would dress if she were a Vampire.”– Roberts

The collection is sophisticated and elegant with a hint of modernization. It will feature darker colors such as teals, maroons, and olive greens, contrary to Roberts’ colorful signature.

Although fashion was always a big part of Roberts’ life, it was never on his career agenda. Today, Roberts’ designs have been featured in numerous New York fashion shows, several issues of Hype Hair Magazine and on Envision Style & Substance during NYC Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

AFWNY is produced by Adirée and includes runway shows hosting 21+ designers from various countries in Africa and those of the African Diaspora, exhibitions, and industry networking events. Some of the featured designers include Saint Wobil, AAMAA Couture, and Bill Witherspoon. For more information about Africa Fashion Week New York visit www.afwny.com

About Washington Roberts

While studying chemical engineering at Igbobi College Yaba in Nigeria, Roberts decided to start designing clothes as a hobby. When Roberts’ debuted his first piece, which was a blazer for himself, it was a hit. Soon after, Roberts’ enrolled in Katherine Gibbs School for Fashion, where he studied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

About Adirée:

Adirée, based in NY, focuses on event production, organization, and consulting for small to medium size clients in the areas of Fashion, Art, and Culture.