Fashion Weekend Gambia returns. An event that is spearheaded by a conglomerate of women within the field of fashion and arts, who wish to create a platform that aspires to bring young designers and creative artists together to showcase creativity with the ambition to introduce a more vibrant and promising fashion industry. Now in its second year and set for December.
As young women, we see the impact that fashion has had on globalization and shaping the trends of the future. Currently African brands are been infused with internationally renowned brands as Africa finally gets its slice of the Fashion cake.
Fashion Week is a fashion industry event in many countries across the globe, which allows fashion designers to display their latest collections in runway shows and allows the Media to capture the latest trends. Organisers feel Gambia is in lack of a formalized Fashion industry in which fashion designers are able to Marketing them selves to appeal to the international Markets.
“We intend to do not just a fashion show, but provide a platform in which African based African designers who have successfully launched their brands in the international markets to appear as guest speakers and provide our young designers with the knowledge and know how to succeed in their crafts.”– Mam Isis
Activities around the event include:
Day 1: A display of elegance and exquisite styles with Gambia’s biggest designers, international designers, and brilliant creative up-coming designers to provide a spectacle even greater than our maiden show.
Day 2: Rep on The Runway is a street show showcasing street and casual wear. Models will walk the runway alongside live performances by the biggest Gambian artists.
Day 3: The third and last day of Fashion Weekend Gambia is a family day out at a beach restaurant where designers will be showcasing beach and summer wear. Sponsors and designers will be displaying their products available for purchase by the guests.
This years Fashion Weekend Gambia will take place a in early December. For all sponsorship and participation enquiries, contact [email protected]
See 2012 promo