Ankara Miami Fashion Week is back!

Fashion Week Ankara Miami 2016 - Florida's Premier African Fashion Week - 5th Year Anniversary

Ankara Miami is a South Florida based event-planning company committed to promoting both people and trends within the African Diaspora. Since our establishment in 2011, our events have ranged from producing Florida’s first and largest African-inspired runway production (also entitled “Ankara Miami”) to local community service initiatives, beauty/natural hair expos, professional networking mixers, grand openings/product launches, and other public and private events.

For Ankara Miami – Florida’s Premier African Fashion Week, our annual series of fashion industry related and red carpet events, we’ve been grateful to have worked closely with notable corporate and culturally-based brands (ex. Macy’s, Arik Air, Inglot Cosmetics, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Toyota of North Miami, Diaspora Arts Coalition, Natural Trendsetters Salon, Fela! On Broadway) as well as local and international media (HOT 105, Huffington Post Miami, Black Enterprise, Essence, Cool FM – Nigeria, Complete Fashion – Nigeria, Zen Magazine – Nigeria, Tropics Magazine – South Africa). We’ve also had designer and vendor participation from throughout the United States and as far as Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, and Paris.

From women and menswear, to accessories and home decor, the rise of African and African-inspired trends is the subject of much inspiration to the Western fashion world. What has kept African print modern and edgy is the contemporary interpretation and its acceptance by celebrities, magazines, social media, and most importantly, consumers.


Schedule of events: 

Friday, February 5 – Afropolitan Miami feat. Ankara Miami 2016 Preview Showcase

Saturday, February 13 – Macy’s Black History Month feat. Ankara Miami 2016 Preview Showcase (to be confirmed)

Thursday, February 18 – VIP Meet & Greet

Friday, Februrary 19 – Emerging Designers Runway Showcase

Saturday, February 20 – Established Designers Runway Showcase

Sunday, February 21 – Ankara Delights Pop-Up Shop


2016 Event Deck –


Event Recaps: 

2015 Post Release –

2015 Recap – (3:44)

2014 Macy’s Recap – (2:50)


Social Media: @AnkaraMiami | #AnkaraMiami | #AnkaraMiami2016

Credits (via Instagram)

Event Exec Producer: @EvelynO11 of @AnkaraMiami

Photo credit: @dr.stew of @ElysianArts

Hair: @naturaltrendsetters

MUA: @kerieannlondon

Set design: by Ms. Betty Wright (Grammy-Award winning recording artist)

Models: @amethystlinda (blue @wamuirucouture dress), @adoch (blond w/ @wamuirucouture dress), @1coollana (blk @wamuirucouture jkt), @letzrage (blk @jzofashion_ng menswear), @hasani81_ (wht @jzofashion_ng menswear)

Creative direction: @iammariesandra & @2chixwithacamera

Graphic design: @84Studios

Campaign: Ghana at 59 Exquisite Ghana Independence Ball 2016 Campaign
Award Show: DJ Cuppy's 2016 Headies Iconola Dress
Nikki Billie Jean


Nikki Billie Jean is the founder and editor-in-chief of All Things Ankara. She is also a fashion designer, fashion stylist, fashion director, campaign producer and event producer. View more of her work at:

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