Fashion designer Bee Arthur steals the show
on Friday,July 08,2011 22:07
Fashion designer Beatrice "Bee" Arthur stood out at the annual Dakar Fashion Week as she incorporated her Russian and Ghanaian background into her styles, according to the AFP.
The 41-year-old was one of 13 designers showcased, and her clothing was a mixture of different textures and fabrics with both a wild and sophisticated feel. She explained that her designs are symbols of her personality, both free-spirited and open-minded, according to the media outlet.
"I wanted to dress funky but I wanted something that had an African touch to it. Everything that was fun and funky was from Europe and everything that was made in Africa was always the traditional stuff," Arthur told the news source. "I was pushed into this industry by frustration."
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