A pan-African fashion show, which aims at expanding the potential power of fashion as a tool for fighting poverty in Africa by creating wealth through the empowerment of women and youths in the various fashion vacations by offering training, capacity building schemes, workshops and setting up medium and small-scale businesses, will open here tomorrow.
The show dubbed Africa Fashion Reception (AFR) was held from 14-15 Sept, 2016 at the African Union.
PAN African Film Festival Paff Fashion Show Models February 2016
The event brought together fashion designers, dignitaries, ambassadors and the media from over 20 African countries in a celebration of cultural diversity expressed through the artistic fashion discipline under the theme “Africa is the New Inspiration of Global Fashion”.
The event will help build bridges by creating free trade and partnerships among fashion practitioners across the African continent, it was learned.
In addition, it brings about self-reliance as the initiative will create millions of jobs across the continent for tailors, creative directors, textile designers, models, cutters, pressers, fashion photographers and writes, among others.
Furthermore, the event attracted global attention to African’s rich and diverse dress culture which can be explored as a catalyst for the socio-economic growth of the continent’s garments and textile industry.
Africa Fashion Reception is jointly organized by the Department of Social Affairs of the African Union (AU) and Legendary Gold Limited, it was indicated. ENA