Italian Mega Store Embraces African Designers From Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana & Nigeria

The Afro-Euro influx keeps getting more exciting, and thanks to the United Nation’s ‘Fashion 4 Development’ project, another exciting journey beckons for:
1              Art Dress by Kofi Ansah, the designer who graduated from the London’s Chelsea School of Art and that through his brand offers training workshops to the young local talents.



2              Global Mamas, a Ghanaian Non–Profit Organization enhancing the international marketplace with unique, high-quality, hand-made African products while offering a sustainable livelihood to women and their families.


3              Kiko Romeo, a Kenyan label that collaborates with a group of local designers to reinterpret African fashion in a contemporary way.


4              Adele Dejak, who creates handmade fashion accessories for the modern, sophisticated and multidimensional woman. Inspired by African shapes, textures and traditional techniques, the cutting-edge pieces sit perfectly between artifact and high fashion statement designs.


5              Lem Lem, a brand hailing from Ethiopia and set up by International model, Liya Kebede to promote local craftsmanship linked to the sector of cotton weaving.


6          Tiffany Amber, a 15 year label developed in Nigeria.


Fashion 4 Development, an official platform on South South News, which is part of the United Nations (UN) private and public sectors. It serves as a global awareness campaign that unites diplomacy, business, media, and the creative industries for the purpose of helping to achieve the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals # 1 – End Poverty and Hunger# 3 – Gender Equality – Empowering Women, and # 8 – Global Partnership, through the Expression of Fashion. The main goal is to implement creative strategies for sustainable economic growth and autonomy.

La Rinascente was the first department store to open in Rome in 1887.Currently La Rinascente owns a chain of 11 department stores located in Italian major cities: two in Rome and one in MilanGenoaTurinFlorencePalermoCataniaCagliariPadova and Monza. The flagship concept store is La Rinascente Milano Piazza Duomo, in Milan.



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