Runway highlights from ARISE Magazine African Collective at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, 2010
ARISE is a global style & culture magazine that celebrates African achievement in the realms of fashion, music, business and politics. The publication was launched at the THISDAY Music & Fashion Festival at London’s Royal Albert Hall on October 14, 2008 – an event made famous by former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dancing the Yahoozee on stage. ARISE is now a monthly quality glossy, sold at newsstands in London, New York, Washington DC, Paris, Milan, Nigeria and South Africa. ARISE is aimed at readership from the global African diaspora that share an interest in the cultural triumphs and positive social developments coming out of the continent. ARISE magazine is the herald of modern Africa and its global cultural echo. It aims to redress the imbalance in the portrayal of Africa, by much of the international media, by communicating the landmark successes that Africans, and people of African descent, have achieved in fields as varied as fashion, business and politics.