Congratulations to our 2nd Annual Global Culture Fashion award winner:
The GC Fashion Award was created to inspire young fashion designers around the world to share their culture through their entries.
It is supported by:
Global Innovation Center (GIC)(501c3) & theZmedia Inc.
Qualcomm Building Q
6455 Lusk Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121
Miss Asian America Amy Chanthaphavong
& LinRan Yu
Produced by Lily Zhou
Mary Ma & Dr. Leon Ku
Jacqueline Tong & Jenny Liang
Technical & Sound by:
Q Luo & Faizan Masood
Lily Zhou, Amy Chanthaphavong & Cady Mariano
Semi-formal Evening Dress
2nd Annual Global Culture Fashion Award
Location: Mira Mesa Veterans Memorial Wall
8460 Mira Mesa Blvd, SD, CA 92126
Time: Sunday, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Brought to you by:
theZmedia Inc., Global Innovation Center (GIC),
Anthony Vinh Tan Nguyen
Jackie Huang, CEE,
AmeriCal Youth Symphony,
WeChinese Youth Model Team,
Fortunat Dietze (Emcee), Rong Jiang,
Navy Seals: Nicholas Bellenbaum, Dave Swarts
Betty Wang (Chinese High School student)
Tracy Wang (Chinese Middle School student)
Words from the Winner
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.
My name is Agustina UPOLO NDOKO, my artistic name is Nana UPOLO, I am from Equatorial Guinea a country located in western Central Africa.
I would like to thank The Zsummit Media for allowing me to share with the world my work; Ms. Librada ELA, director of the magazine EWAISO and Organizer of the Malabo International Fashion Week for making my trip possible; and my family for their continuous support especially my sister and her husband for making my stay here possible (given that the companies and the department in charge of cultural affairs did not fulfill their promise to finance this trip); and to everyone else who have made it possible for me to be here today. From the bottom of my heart, thank you very much!
Here is the story of a young fashion designer (Nana UPOLO) with a degree in Business Administration Management. She was born into a humble family of separated parents, is a sister to four siblings and the mother of a girl (Tayra). These are her “pillar” to advance each day forward.
She has a dream of introducing her great passion – which is fashion – to her country from a personal, social, cultural and economic point of view.
- Personal: serve as a torch whose flame contains strength, hope, self-esteem, inspiration, motivation, love and above all faith; To guide other young people whose lives have been involved in alcohol, drugs, robbery, delinquency, marriages without love, unwanted pregnancies, for reasons such as lack of means, support, bad company, deceit, false promises or circumstances or people who feel the power to break other peoples’ dreams.
- Social: contribute to environmental protection, which is why I have designed a garment that represents maritime life by transmitting the importance of recycling in order to protect the life of living beings that inhabit it.
- Cultural. Raise awareness of the population and people who consider the wonderful world of fashion as a doll or hobby game. Help them understand that fashion is part of culture, therefore an identity, locate time in history through it can determine the way of life in a place, gastronomy, music, way of dressing, etc.)
- Economic. To become a sustainable pillar that contributes to economic development in Equatorial Guinean society, opening the way to a decent job, education, to prepare a future which inspires hope for future generations.
IF I WIN THE PRIZE
To win tonight would be to light the flame of my torch and help break through many obstacles.
I would invest part of the money in the schooling of my brother who is about to finish high school and prepare to enter the university to fulfill his dream of studying political science.
I would use the other part to buy sewing machines and design materials. Lack of these prevents me from obtaining certain jobs.
IF I DO NOT WIN, I will not lose my strength, I will continue working until I reach all my goals.
It is not easy to achieve success but to work hard and applying the formula that has made it possible to create this dress.
1% inspiration + 99% perspiration / faith = success
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