Four African countries are being invited to the second edition of the International Market of African Fashion (MAIMA) holding in the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou from April 26 to May 1, its organizers disclosed on Thursday. This year’s edition will feature the participation of designers from Ivory Coast, Togo, Senegal and the Central African Republic.
As an initiative of the Association of Designers for Development, the event will be held under the theme Enhancing African textile for the fulfillment of artisans.
The itinerary includes an exhibition sale, artist performances, fashion shows and a certificate of recognition award.
The objective of MAIMA is to promote African textile especially the Faso danfani, the Burkinabe traditional clothing that favours cotton.
MAIMA is also being presented as aiming to cover Burkina Faso, Africa and the world and make African textile the most popular worldwide, the organizers added.
The famous Burkinabe fashion designer based in Abidjan, Pathé’O, is one of the sponsors of the event.
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