Fashion Awards MD 2014 – Named Among the Best& Most Notable Fashion Events in Maryland*
Exciting news and another feather added to the already colorful and fashionable cap belonging to Afua Sam of Studio D’Maxsi who wins the award for the ‘High Fashion Designer’ category at the recently concluded Fashion Awards MD.
Founded by Lana Raeto honor the growing fashion industry and talent in the DC,Maryland and Virginia metropolitan areas; the well-attended occurred on June 21, 2014. It took place at the Brown Center at MICA located at 1301 W Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207. A red carpet event with, cocktails, VIP reception, lots of media presence, distinguished guests and lovers of fashion.
It was hosted by the winner of Cycle 8 America’s Next Top Model, Jaslene Gonzalez. Afua Sam, Chief Operating Officer of Studio D’Maxsi says; “The opportunity of coming to America came through my work as a fashion designer. Even though I did no have any family here at the time, I took a chance with the hope of making it work regardless. *
Having faith in God was and still is the reason for taking that chance. The award was a big surprise to me because I have been a nominee for 3 years in a row. My category is a highly competitive one. I want to thank the Fashion Awards MD Organization and Lana Rae, the founder, for this honor and everyone who has given me opportunities throughout my journey. Also family and friends who have been there for me and supporting me with prayers and all the fantastic team and clients that I have been blessed to work with. *
Last but not the least, never give up on any opportunity that comes your way, because you never know where it is going to take you, never give up on your dreams”*
Afua Sam is also the recipient of the 2013 African Fashion Awards USA as the ‘Best Designer of the year’ and she was also recently cast in the noteworthy DC Fashion Documentary *‘The Politics of Fashion DC UNBOXED’.*
ABOUT STUDIO D’MAXSI*
STUDIO D’MAXSI is a fashion design house owned by Afua Sam. Celebrated as an innovative, sophisticated and edgy women’s wear line for the modern woman, STUDIO D’MAXSI makes unique designs for the sexy, classy, funky, chic and confident woman. STUDIO D’MAXSI has featured in various fashion shows including Maryland Fashion Week, DC Fashion Week, Africa Fashion Week
NY, ‘Full Bloom’ Fashion Show at the Walter Art Museum, Crystal Couture Show; charitable fashion events like Steps to the Cure, Fashion Fusion, Fashion for World Peace, Pink Jams, Beyond Words Fashion Show For The ‘Lollipop Kids Foundation’ etc. Afua Sam also founded ‘Operation Prom’, a ‘win a prom dress’ competition open to deserving academically excellent high school female students. STUDIO D’MAXSI’s brand of elegant yet edgy collections has been seen at the Grammy’s red carpet to the BET Honors, she has gained over time a diverse clientele that includes Jamie Foster Brown, Grammy nominated artist Carolyn Malachi, Grammy Winning RnB Singer Mýa, Glynn Jackson of the Golden Scissors Awards Show, Opera singer Abiodun Koya, Miss Ghana Universe, Miss China America First Runner Up, Miss Maryland, Miss Black USA DC among others. STUDIO D’MAXSI specializes in Red carpet looks, party dresses, casual chic (men & women), wedding dresses, prom dresses, suits (men & women) and accessories for all events. For more info visit www.studiodmaxsi.com
*ABOUT FASHION AWARDS MD (FAMD)*
Fashion Awards MD aims to highlight, celebrate and recognize the talents of those who have made contributions to the fashion industry in the state of Maryland and beyond. Created in early Spring of 2011, its inaugural event was held in June of 2012 which brought out hundreds of fashion industry professionals, supporters, media, celebrities and lovers of fashion. With dozens of categories ranging from photography to makeup, media to wardrobe, from hair to models and beyond, FAMD embraces all corners of fashion- from the fresh emerging talent to the trail blazers who have directly influenced 0fashion over the years. For more info visit www.FashionAwardsMd.com
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