New York, NY (PressExposure) August 08, 2009 -- The dust has not settled on the highly acclaimed In the Spotlight, Blueprint's recent showcase for talented undiscovered artists hosted at the Drom Lounge in East Village.
Yet par-excellence event planning company Blueprint By Ronke has already announced its next "It" event, which is the launch party for creative designer Allen & Fifth.
Ese Aigbogun's Allen & Fifth is capturing and projecting Nigerian experiences to the world in a fresh, positive and enlightening manner. Allen & Fifth designs are unlike the plain-vanilla, one dimensional designs seen in the past from most African designers.
"Allen & Fifth represents two distinct cultures, Lagos (Allen Avenue) and New York (Fifth Avenue), both fast paced cities with so much life and energy to tap from. My tees are designed to strike a chord of nostalgia and curiosity but more important to enlighten people about what Africa and Africans have to offer", says founder Ese Aigbogun.
Ese has had an enduring love affair with art. When she was 8, she represented her school in an art competition. The inspiration for Allen & Fifth came to her during the 2005 Nigerian Independence Parade in New York. Ese was frustrated she couldn't find a "a really cool tee that told a story about me", so in true entrepreneurial fashion she decided to make one. The rest, as they say, is history.
Ambitious and driven, the quick-witted and energetic entrepreneur looks forward to Allen & Fifth being carried by retailers worldwide.