Seeing the African Fashion Collective Show at Fashion Week was like being taken to a new time and place. Africa is such a powerful nation with a deep culture and history. Being in line with individuals that represented this country either by the color of their skin, or through their lineage, was an honor.
Tyson Beckford, co-host for the new reality series Make Me a Supermodel, was the only male African-American that graced the runway for this showing. Wearing a black suit with cherry red stitch detailing by designer Lamine Badian Kouyaté for Xuly Bet, Tyson's look was also complemented by a teal-tan plaid duffle.
Supermodels Alek Wek and Tyson Beckford wearing Xuly Bet
Side note, the whole "Mens Purse" trend has been kicked up a notch this season. Models and attendees alike are carrying both oversized attaches', messenger bags and duffles. Something to keep mind if you're looking for an accessory to finish off your look.
Images by Dan Lecca for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week FW 2009.