Ms. Ray Couture by Anthonia Raymond

New York, NY- July  2013- Ms. Ray Couture by Anthonia Raymond will showcase on Friday, July 19th at Africa Fashion Week in New York (AFWNY). AFWNY, a staple in New York’s fashion weeks, is a luxury multi-day event produced by Adirée. This year’s AFWNY will take place at the Broad Street Ballroom on July 18th, 19th and 20th in New York City’s Financial District.

Urban African Style: Ray Couture

Urban African Style: Ray Couture

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Ms. Ray Couture was founded a year ago by Anthonia Raymond, the 23 year old daughter of the late Mr. Raymond: the inspiration behind her brand. After being crowned as Miss Africa Netherlands 2012, she devoted her energy towards designing. Having spent her entire life in Europe, after being born in Africa, African prints became the focal point of her designs. Anthonia Raymond is the mastermind behind the unique concept of interweaving both the European and the African culture together. At Africa Fashion Week New York, she will be showcasing a brand new summer collection titled “Flawless in White”.

Ms. Ray Couture’s motto is to allow women to appreciate their body by making simple, classy and memorable outfits for women.

AFWNY includes exhibitions, industry networking events and runway shows hosting 21+ designers from an array of African countries and the African Diaspora.


About Anthonia Emegha

Anthonia Emegha, based in Amsterdam, is a law student and  the current title holder of Miss Africa Netherlands. She founded Ms. Ray Couture in 2012 and named it after her late father: Raymond Ehigiator.

As titleholder of  Miss Africa Netherlands, she advocates for  the fight against Breast Ironing, Female Genital Mutilation and other issues affecting women and children of African descent. These issues range from health and education to empowerment and personal development.

About Adirée

Adirée is a fully integrated communications and branding company based in New York with sub-divisions that specifically focuses on clients needs within the discipline of fashion, home decor and beauty.

Adirée, currently is focused on re-branding Africa as a destination for luxury brands, and has taken exclusive brands from Africa and placed them on nationally esteemed and recognizable stages via placements in distinguished media outlets like CNN, Elle, Washington Post, Huffington Post, and more.

For More Information Contact:

Adirée │Public Relations


Tel: 229 234 7330

Showcase Date: Friday July 19, 2013

Source: Africa Fashion Week (New York)

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