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Upcoming: Arise Africa Fashion Week

Upcoming: Arise Africa Fashion Week
Arts & Culture
Laura Feinstein
  • 28 may 2009

June 12th through 20th, African Fashion International (AFI), organizers of the Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban Fashion Weeks, will be presenting ARISE Africa Fashion Week, which will be a showcase of the continent’s leading fashion designers. This event is of cultural importance because it’s the first time designers from all over Africa will be able to overcome ethnicity and cultural disparity to present a unified vision of African fashion for the new millennium. In addition to shining a light on emerging African fashion designers, the event will also help bring attention and revenue to the Continent’s evolving fashion industry.

Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, chairperson of African Fashion International, says:

“At AFI, our mission is to take African fashion to the world. In fulfilling this mandate, I take enormous pleasure in launching the inaugural Arise Africa Fashion Week. This event affords the regions’ creative economy with a world-class opportunity to showcase to a global audience. This is the first step in ensuring that the region receives the benefit of its own creative intellectual property, history and culture.”

via African Fashion International

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