Labo Ethnik - World fashion event in Paris (17 to 19 June 2011)

The international fashion event "Labo Ethnik" will celebrate its fifth edition during 3 days in June in the Espace des Blancs Manteaux in the Marais in Paris France.

This event will bring together the cream of the young generation of black fashion designers from Africa, the Caribbean and France, but also designers from Korea, China and other backgrounds.

It could be called the "World Fashion in Paris." Since its first edition in 2007, the Labo Ethnik is a unique event of its kind: a real laboratory for trends in the world. This year some fifty international brands will again be present at the event with ready-to-wear fashion, accessories, shows, sales fairs and workshops to discover.

Young artists

With more then 10,000 visitors each year since its inception, the Labo Ethnik is a revolution in the world of fashion. Yvette Tai, the organizer of the event: "We know Paris is a vital passage for any fashion designer. But these designers can not afford large lounges and expensive catwalks. So it is important to gather them on one platform, which is cheaper, and present them to the press and professionals. "

Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Five promising and internationally recognized designers from the African continent, will show their collections in Paris for the first time. South African David Tlale will present some of his new collections in tribute to "Madiba Nelson Mandela. 92 models will symbolize each year of his life.

The other top designers are Thula Sindi from South africa, Ituen Basi from Nigeria and Cairo-based Soucha from Tunesia And last but least Nigerian Deola Sagoe, who may count Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith as her fans.

Date and Place: Le Labo Ethnik, from 17 to 19 June 2011, at l’Espace des Blancs Manteaux, 48 rue Vieille du Temple - 75004 PARIS