Designer Afua Sam of Studio Dmaxsi honoured With Washington DC Hall of Fame Award.

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Afua Sam, founder of STUDIO D’MAXSI, one of the fastest growing fashion houses based in Washington, DC has been honoured with the 2019 DC Hall of Fame Fashion Awards organized by DC Fashion Week.

Models for Studio Dmaxsi by Afua Sam.

DC Fashion Week’s Opening Night which took place on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the newly renovated Washington Court Hotel located on Capitol Hill showcased the very best of DC-based design talent. The participating honorees are prior fashion week alumni who have continued to contribute to DC’s creative economy. The met gala theme event delighted the hearts of fashionistas and attendees.

“We are happy to announce the designer roster for our Hall of Fame Fashion Awards for DC Fashion Week’s 30th season. This is the first event of its kind in DC and we are happy to recognize the incredible fashion design talent that Washington DC/Maryland and Virginia has to offer. We are truly impressed by the participating designers and know that it will go up in history as an epic showcase” says The Dc Fashion Week Executive Producer, Mr Ean Williams.

A partnership of independent fashion designers, producers, and models, DCFASHIONWEEK was created to increase economic development in the area of fashion design, clothing merchandising and modeling, and to enhance the visibility of the nation’s capital as a center of international fashion.  

With multiple awards, international projects and celebrity stylings under her belt, Afua Sam says of the newly added feather to her already colourful cap – “It was such an amazing night to see all-star designers in one room. I thank my Father God for the gift of Fashion.

STUDIO D’MAXSI is a fashion design house by Ghanaian born, Afua Sam, a multiple award winning, highly sought after and celebrated fashion designer. Born to a family of six, remarkably self-taught, Afua draws her creative artistic inspiration from her late father who was a touring musician.  She also attributes her rich Ghanaian culture as one of her many inspirations for the creation of her designs.

The innovative, sophisticated and edgy women’s wear line is intentionally designed for the modern woman.  D’MAXSI, creates masterpieces for the chic, bold and funky modern woman.

STUDIO D’MAXSI has been featured in various fashion shows including New York Fashion Week, Divas Of Colour London, Ubiquitous Expo,Maryland Fashion Week, DC Fashion Week ,Crystal Couture , Runway Liberial International, ,George Town Fashion, Full Bloom Fashion Show, Golden Scissors Awards and more. Charitable fashion events like IHeart Health Expo,Fashion For PAWS,Steps to the Cure, Pink For Africa, Rise Against cancer ,The Steve Smith Family Foundation,America Breast Cancer Foundation, Tiger Lilly Foundation, Fashion Fusion, Fashion for World Peace, Pink Jams, Beyond Words Fashion Show For The ‘Lollipop Kids Foundation’,Etc.

STUDIO D’MAXSI’s brand of elegant yet edgy collections has gained her a diverse clientele from everyday people to celebrities for major events such as the Oscars, Grammys, DayTime Emmys, BET Honors; Ebony 100 Most Influential, IMAGE awards music videos and TV Shows just to name a few. Numerous TV appearances, WUSA9 news FOX5DC news, Good Day Baltimore,ABC7 News, FOX45 Baltimore etc. In the midst of distinctive accomplishment of having her gowns worn in Hollywood and across the globe, Afua has a gentle spirit and remains true to her values. Studio D’Maxsi specializes in: Red carpet looks, party dresses, casual chic wedding dresses, prom dresses, suits -for all events.

Faustina Anyanwu
Faustina Anyanwu
Faustina Anyanwu is a features writer focusing on people's stories, entrepreneurship, start-ups, social media marketing, and profiling. Follow her on Twitter - @fauntee Official Website: Mantra: Real Women Think Legacy.