GIANT and XHIBIT P Team Up for Fashion Week

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    This Fashion Week, GIANT and partner XHIBIT P have teamed up to provide our readers with an exclusive look at several shows and events. We’ll be focusing on designers of color, collections inspired from social issues, and eco-friendly and sustainable lines and designers. We love fashion at GIANT and XHIBIT P, but also hope to learn something while partaking in this glamourous week of creativity unbound. So join us on this whirlwind of color, beauty, and life!

    Our two Fashion Week correspondents come from totally different walks of life, but one commonality they share completely is their passion for everything fashion.

    THE NEWBIE: Sharifa Crawford,a Detroit transplant living in New York City, will be sharing her first press experience during Fashion Week as she tweets and blogs the in’s and out’s of the runway shows, the collections, the beautiful and not so beautiful moments, and everything in between. Those of you who haven’t been able to attend Fashion week before will be able to relate to Sharifa’s first time flurries.

    Sharifa Crawford is a self-proclaimed clotheshorse, a former stylist for Club Monaco, and an avid follower of fashion shows, trends, and the industry. She has worked for Sachin+Babi, an emerging NY designer specializing in sequin and embroidery work for designers like Oscar de La Renta, Carolina Herrera, and Manolo Blahnik.

    Sharifa writes about the latest fashion happenings and trappings, the industry’s impact on pop culture, business news, and the legal implications posed to designers creating in an ever global marketplace. When she’s not covering shows and events, Sharifa enjoys exploring the many restaurants the city has to offer. Follow her on Disciples of Haute.

    THE VETERAN: Mazuba Kapambwe needs almost no introduction, particularly in the African fashion circle. Whether blogging, interning, assisting, or modeling, his young woman has taken the industry by storm at such a young age and with the maturity and sense to boot. She’s definitely a veteran of New York Fashion Week, so she has access to behind-the-scene information that others would undoubtedly do deadly things to have. This Zamibian fashion lover will give you a unique perspective on an event that’s been covered in a pretty white-washed way–until now.

    At 22 years old, Zambian and self described “Afropolitan” Mazuba Kapambwe is steadily making a name for herself in the African entertainment world as a blogger, writer , and “afrosocialite.” She has conducted interviews with african celebs such as TV presenter Nonhle Thema, actor Van Vicker, Project Runway designer Korto Momolu, Producer of AFWNY Adiat Disu, model David Nso, singer Wax and many more. She attends and covers various African and related events in NYC including AFWNY, Face List Awards, African Economic Forum and more.

    Written work includes articles for a variety of african publications and websites including Africa Style Daily where she currently writes, as well as Face2Face Africa. Other sites she has written for include African Vibes magazine, Jamati.com, Afripop Mag, Mimi Magazine and blog, Orijin Magazine, Style House Files and APZINE.com. She has interned for Pop Africana magazine, Mimi Plange who showed at New York Fashion week in September 2010 and February 2011, as well as Africa Fashion United Agency (AFUA).

    Currently pursuing a bachelors in Communications and Rhetoric and a minor in Business Administration, she plans to enter the Fashion Public Relations field and continue freelancing for high quality African media publications.

    Stay updated as we post new reviews to the blog and tweet live at the shows and events from @XHIBITP. If you’ve got questions, let us know and we’ll do our best to curb your style cravings.

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