Casablanca May 2nd 2018 – The African Fashion Talents in its first edition will be held from May 3rd to 6th 2018. An event entirely dedicated to fashion, creation and the achievements of this young generation that represents the Africa of today. It is also an opportunity for these young designers to meet with the Moroccan public as well as celebrities of fashion and design, from here and elsewhere.
This challenging project has been initiated by Nawal Debbouze and Zaineb El Kadiri, two fashion minded Moroccan women, so keen on new trends, but who are particularly in love with Africa, a continent of creativity and full of promising talents. The event will bring together talents from the rest of the continent, around an inclusive event of ambition and good will.
The program of these 4 days event involves several activities : conferences, round tables, fashion shows, meetings with professionals and gala dinner. Several countries are participating to the event: South Africa, Angola, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Mali, Morocco, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tunisia and Senegal. Outstanding African fashion and culture celebrities will be part of the event, Alphadi, Adama Paris, Hisham Oumlil, Flora Coquerel, Diana Opti, Frannie Leautier and Aida Touhri …
African Fashion Talents initiators aim to gather African talents around a unifying occasion, and therefore to name Casablanca the Capital of African fashion!
African Fashion Talents : One event & two places
Thursday May the 3th – The Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche will host the opening of the festivities. Thus, the hotel will be converted into a debate spot, specific meetings and exchanges around the current and future situation of the African fashion sector. These discussions are to initiate thinking on the most effective tools and solutions to help the financial independence of young designers, with the participation of the African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Culture Minister of Mali. A platform fully dedicated to the promotion and development of the fashion filed is to launch.
On Friday, May 4th – It is in Morocco Mall that the African Fashion Talents will be taken palce, with a big fashion show highlighting the talents Made in Africa and contribute to their shine in Africa and worldwide. A competition help by a jury chaired by Alphadi, fashion leader and president-founder of the FIMA, major African festival dedicated to fashion, together with the stylist Hisham Oumlil who’s representing the Moroccan brand in New York, as well as the former Miss France Flora Coquerel.
On Saturday, May 5th – The third day will end by a parade-show followed by a cocktail reception in the Sofitel Casablanca tour Blanche. These two parades will living hosted by the journalist the presenter Alicia Fall.
Sunday, May 6th – Sunday will be specially booked for the sale of the creations of the various artists participating around a signed brunch Sofitel Casablanca tour Blanche.
African Fashion Talents, an exciting meeting where Africa is celebrated in the plural!
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