Africa Fashion Reception
Africa Fashion Reception : Africa is the new inspiration for global fashion
Africa Fashion Reception is packaged and organized by Legendary Gold Limited in collaboration with the African Union and UNESCO
The Africa Fashion Reception (AFR) is a Pan African initiative with the theme ‘Africa is the New Inspiration of Global Fashion’.
Its goals are as follows;
• To build bridges by creating free trade and partnerships among fashion practitioners throughout the African continent
• To attract global attention to Africa’s very rich and diversified dress culture which can be explored as a catalyst for the social economic growth of the continent’s garment/textile industry.
• To expand the potential power of fashion as a tool of fighting poverty in Africa by creating wealth through the empowerment of women and youths in the various fashion vocations through training, capacity building schemes, workshops and setting up of medium/small scale businesses thereby supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union Agenda 2063
2 editions are organized every year. The African edition and the global edition. The African edition was hosted by the African Union in its headquarters in Addis Ababa 6th – 7th September. While this edition being hosted by UNESCO 6th – 7th November is the global edition. Only 1 designer is nominated to represent each African country annually.
The following countries are participating this year; Togo, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Congo Brazaville, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, Tunisia, DR Congo, Cameroon, Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire etc
Cameroonian Artist – Lady Ponce will be the guest artist
There will be an exhibition 6th November 12 noon to 7.30pm and 7th November 10am – 9pm (Salle des pas perdus). The fashion show presenting designers from the different African countries comes up by 6pm on the 7th November (Room I)
Partners include Nicolas Feuillatte official champagne, Design Essentials – official Hair Partners, Dorothy Roffat – official Make Up cosmetics, Ethiopian Airlines, Air France, Atunda Ent, Ebony Life Tv, Ovation International, Amina Magazine, African Independent Television, Africa No 1, Trace Tv, UBIZ NEWS, Good Vibes Industry, WAP Tv etc