Sierra Leone Fashion Week Director Tiah Knox is ready to take on the world with the fashions of her mother country. “The hard work’s been done, it’s now time to show them what we’ve got”, said Tiah on the eve of the biggest fashion event of the year. “Come and see what fashion is doing, it’s changing lives, it’s making an impact”. I couldn’t agree with you more Tiah, if I was in charge fashion would have it’s own pillar in the Millennium Development Goals.
Tiah is all smiles, nerves and excitement at Family Kingdom where the models have been madly rehearsing their sashays, turns and awkward leans. Tiah believes that “Sierra Leonians are awakening into fashion” and surely this event will awaken the world to the unique style of Sierra Leone.
50 models, 20 designers, including ‘Armani’ from Wilkenson Rd Freetown (not to be confused with the other Armani) are all here ready to be showcased.
If you’re like me and can’t get enough of Tiah, check out these interviews, straight from Family Kingdom in Freetown.
Part 1 – Tiah gives us the Fashion Week must-see events.
And Part 2 – Tiah talks style and designers