The event was hosted by actress and filmmaker Tangi Miller. Miller is best known for the role of the smart, spirited and stylish Elena Tyler on the J.J. Abrams hit show 'Felicity.' Celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist Roberta "Robbie" Rogers from the Ken Paves Salon Beverly Hills was on the scene prepping Miller for the runway show whose look was inspired by Diana Ross in 'Mahogany.'
The designers who participated included Mekdes Tefera Taye (Ethiopia); Sheila Denanyoh (Ghana) of Ill-la-la Designs; Arthlene Legair (Dominica, West Indies) of the Legair Brand; Kahindo Mateene (Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC) of Modahnik; Maryanne E. Mokoko and Stephanie T. Mouapi (Cameroon) of Côté Minou; jewelry designer Monalisa Okojie (Nigeria) of NEHITA; and Christiane King (Ivory Coast), who is a contestant on this season's 'Project Runway.'
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward supporting the African Vibes' "1,000 Africans for Haiti" initiative to help the earthquake victims of Haiti.