France24 reports that there were fifty (50) designers that were invited across the continent, about according to Africa News, a total of 58 designers were present at FIMO 228. And in this term, all of them represented African fashion. As reported by Africanews.com, the show did not only provide the opportunity to discover the latest African fashion trends but also reflected on what has been a major issue in today, thus, the creation of what is considered as an eco-responsible fashion.
It was also reported of a collection that has caused much sensation and was designed by Marrousia Rebecq and Togolese stylist, Desmo. The two are known advocates for fashion recycling which is a means of giving second life to used clothes considered old or unusable.
“And so, for a few years now, I’ve been committed to presenting one or two pieces in my collections that raise people’s awareness on environmental protection. So, with this dress, I’ve intended to change people’s minds because I know that afterward, it will provoke debate. And we’ll be able to debate around it to raise awareness,” said Desmo, as reported by Africa News.
Eco-responsible fashion has become the new strategy for the world to combat pollution after oil spillage from the oil industry. The promoter of FIMO, Jacques Logoh, adopted eco-responsible fashion as the theme for the year to promote more ethical fashion.
“Today, many designers have entered into recycling. We see pollution everywhere, so we want to raise people’s awareness. Today, fashion designers produce a lot of waste when they make their creations, so now they have understood that they must really protect the environment”, he said.
Now, the event is over and it’s left to be seen how far this eco-responsible fashion paradigm is put to practice to save Africa from gross pollution.
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Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week will highlight the growing talent of African designers and brands to the international market. It is committed to being a part of the growth of the industry in Ethiopia and the region by making Addis the HUB, encouraging designers, making links between buyers, manufacturers, and international media.
It will bring local and regional key industry individuals with seasoned international industry figures to discuss and share ideas and experiences on how to grow and develop the fashion and garment industry to compete in the global market.
FashionGHANA Honors & Awards are also known as #FGHA began in 2018 as a fixated awarding process in between Accra Fashion Week runway shows. The award was heavily appreciated in 2019 is had a whole day dedicated to the awards night during Accra Fashion Week. After skipping a year during the pandemic in 2020, the event returned in 2021 holding the biggest fashion awards during the year.
This edition will explore the frontiers where the growth of the sustainability movement in Africa is stunted, and entice more eco-friendly brands to shift their focus to the growing African population. Will feature spectacular collections and creative designs from different designers from Ghana and beyond who will light up the runway.
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Will feature an ALL STAR cast of crowd-pulling models, prominent politicians from the major parties (to exhibit national cohesion), and professional models.
Ghana’s leading fashion event Accra Fashion Week is scheduled for 7-11 December 2022 following their 5th-year celebration last year in 2021. Accra Fashion Week is a platform for African designers that can be compared to fashion weeks across the major capitals. It aims to fill the void which sees tremendous creativity and culture across the continent with the absence of an operating fashion infrastructure.
The epic event took place at Ghana Dubai in Accra, and saw models march down the steps from the Kwame Nkrumah Monument whilst being followed by a spotlight, before circulating the central fountains. Memories of the exciting night still give chills as guests revisit the experience on youtube.
However, rest assured that 2022 is going to be even more exciting with greater performances and an upgraded designer collection. FashionGHANA.com is sure to bring you the exclusives we did on www.FashionGHANA.com/TV. All last year’s shows are available to watch on youtube. Designer’s registration is ongoing on the AccraFashionWeek.org website.
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