AFI Masterclass | Thought Leaders in African Fashion

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Fashion is a globally connected industry with economic, social and environmental influence. This knowledge platform brings together industry leaders from around the world to signal current trends and discuss sustainable practices for collective transformation.

BE YOU! TRULY AFRICAN

Africa stands at an exciting but also challenging pivot point in its history.
There are trends that hold immense promise, such as Africa’s youthful and dynamic population, the drive to greater economic integration through the Continental Free Trade Area, and the potential for 4IR technologies to accelerate and ‘leap-frog’ service delivery and productivity on the continent. A host of renowned speakers will dissect how African art, fashion and design has used historical African heritage and identities, what has been exciting about this, and what has been constraining; African youth and the extent to which their sense of identity is rooted in continental heritages as opposed to a globally homogenous consumer culture. And the role of ‘creatives’ in nurturing a sense of identity suited to contemporary Africa, and the challenges of trying to nurture such a sense of identity.

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MASTERCLASS SCHEDULE 2021/22

heritage and culture

How Culture inspires design / Culture Driven Design

28 September 2021

CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM

Sustainable Design and Re-purposing Precious Metals

29 October 2021

THRIVING IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

The skills and mindset you need and how to acquire them

30 November 2021

Unleash Your Power
Held on 31 August 2021

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