The Scene: Afriyie Poku takes Top Prize at the 2012 PERONI Style AtlantaPublished by Gyant on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 11:10 am.
Last week AW Media Group and Enchanted PR presented Perono’s Stlye Atlanta Emerging Designers Competition. Atlanta’s fashion community gathered at the beautiful Carnegie Salon at 200 Peachtree in Atlanta, GA as several up and coming designers proudly displayed their fashion forward lines to the masses. Read More Below:
Four talented designers qualified as semi-finalists after attending an intensive open casting call held the previous month. Olivia Prance, Afriyie Poku, Sarah Pankiewicz and Megan Huntz created spring/summer 2013 collections inspired by their individual style and passion. Atlanta-based designer Afriyie Poku won the competition by a standing ovation for his menswear line entitled, Oberama Afriyie, translated, “the man who is at the right place at the right time.”
Born in Ghana, Afriyie recalls his excitement for fashion began years ago as a child in Ghana watching his mother create garments. Although he was fascinated by the industry, male children were not allowed to touch a sewing machine, so for a time he kept his passion to himself. The self-taught designer says his inspiration for Oberama Afriyie came from menswear designs of the 18th and 19th century with his own modern twist.
More pics from event below.
Winner Afriyie Poku’s signature collection.
The homie De’Vyne Stephens.
Atlanta’s rising star, Myko and my non-fashion forward self.
My most favorite look of the night.
Until next time.