[Project]APPEAR – Edutainment & Networking Event

APPEAR Edutainment & Networking Event brought to you by Fashion Africa Now. The event took place for the first time on the 11th & 12th of May 2018 in Hamburg. Amazing speakers and guests were part, celebrating contemporary African art, fashion, design and literature. We empowered, connected and educated our guests. An amazing photo shooting with RICH MNISI and Kids Of The Diaspora was the immediate turnout of the APPEAR event. A big shout out to the wonderful participants: Armah, Diana Ejaita, Wearyourmask, Gabriel Selassie, Daniel Obasi, Ngozi Schommer, Oumar Mbengue Atokosso, Eguana Kampala, BUKI AKOMOLAFE, Kids Of The Diaspora, RICH MNISI, Ashes and Soil.

Fashion Africa Brands

[Project]The Politics of African Fashion

The Politics of African fashion
Fashion Africa Now invited influential fashion players from Africa and the Diaspora for the fashion talk The politics of African Fashion: The founder of Lagos Fashion Week and the fashion company Style House, a creative development agency for Nigerian and African designers, Omoyemi Akerele. The first Black Fashion Director of the South African Elle, since June 2018 Editor-in-Chief of South African Glamour, Asanda Sizani. Art Director & Brand Consultant of Infinite Beauty Factory in London, Ola Shobowale. And New York-based, luxury fashion designer Mimi Plange.

Fashion Dinner

[Project]Fashion Dinner

After a successful debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in January 2013, APYA Productions, the producers of Africa Fashion Day Berlin held a Fashion Dinner on 17th of January 2014 at Mani Restaurant in Berlin. Presenting pioneering designer BSB (Portugal/Guinea Bissau), Namibia’s Young Designer of the Year 2013 Nicola Konradie, British Vogue award-winning young designer Sarah Ama Duah (Hamburg) and jewellery designer Kim Riedel (Bahamas).

Social Media Week

[Project]Contemporary Creative Africa

What social media means for the Creative Africa scene & what Creative Africa means for the social media scene. 
An international panel discussion took place on the 2nd of March 2017 in collaboration with Social Media Week Hamburg, Social Media Week Lagos, New York and Berlin — we discussed what social media means for the Creative Africa scene and what Creative Africa means for the social media scene! This live international panel will consider the importance of social media for the Creative Africa scene & the importance of the African perspective in the social media scene. The platform FASHION AFRICA NOW connects readers with Contemporary Creative Africa, sharing global stories and striking visuals from the continent and Diaspora. Together with influencers based in Lagos and New York we will discuss the impact of social media for the creative industries. We will also look at the importance of representing diverse voices and African perspectives in media. 

The Politics

[Project]Fashion Africa Brands Exposee Hamburg

FASHION AFRICA BRANDS EXPOSEE HAMBURG  – Lifstyle Education Networking Event
The event took place at the Mercedes me Store Hamburg near the beautiful Alster river. The following designers presented themselves in front of the attendants with a brief display of their background and the brand. The whole presentation was interactive, guests could involve themselves with questions and suggestions.

Participating Designers: De La Sébure (Burkina Faso) men collection, 1981 (Ghana) women collection and Afroshoes (Kenya, Ethiopia) – shoes for men, women and kids.


Connecting Afro Futures

[Client]Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin
[Concept]APYA X fluctuacting images

With Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion x Hair x Design, the Kunstgewerbemuseum – Berlin’s Museum of Decorative Arts is opening its doors to an exhibition project devoted to the complex and multifaceted world of African fashion design and hairstyling – and, at the same time, is taking a position in the current debate about the approach taken by museums and their collections. Reclaiming the narrative – a new generation of African fashion designers are rethinking contemporary “African fashion”. An empowered self-image and a home-grown aesthetic is being presented – challenging and side-stepping (neo)colonial thought patterns and beauty norms.   

Bead Art from Africa

[Client]Museum Rietberg
[Concept]Fashion Installation

The exhibition Bead Art from Africa – Mottas Collection showed at the Museum Rietberg Zürich in Switzerland from 7th June to 21st Oct 2018. Whether in the shape of fine ornaments, impressive masks, or royal stools – bead art from southern, eastern and western Africa is admired for the delicacy of its workmanship and the diversity of styles. The exhibition explored the aesthetics and meanings of beadwork – whether extravagant
pieces of jewellery, imposing masks or royal stools. Glass beads never merely served decorative or ornamental purposes; the colours and designs also convey intricate messages about age, gender, and identity of the persons wearing the pieces.


[Project]APYA X Galerie Melike Bilir

The exhibition STYLE FILE: MISSION OF TRADITION plays with two disciplines and perspectives: Fashion and art, tradition and the present. The two visual fields of fashion and art are not only related to each other in the sense of decoration, but have many common points of reference in the tradition of their shapes and colours: Does their tradition have common sources and how can these be read from the exhibits on display?
Is style not always a consequence of the conscious handling of this tradition? In order to get closer to these questions, the following will be shown in the show: Fashion by selected designers from Africa Fashion Day Berlin, traditional African tribal art from a Hamburg collection and contemporary art by Dirk Meinzer.

Made in Africa

Togetherness Uganda


Time Is Now Senegal

[Client]Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin
[Photographer]Aldi Diasse

Planet Kigali

[Client]A POLITICAL BODIES / RAI production together with KAMPNAGEL
[Photographer]Chris Schwagga

Time Is Now Uganda