|[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.
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|
CONTEMPORARY CREATIVE AFRICA – REIMAGINING HUMAN CONNECTIVITY
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.
|[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.