Rabat - The Moroccan fashion-seekers will be thrilled. Casablanca will become the glamour capital from May 3-6, welcoming the first edition of “Africa Fashion Talents.”
Rabat – The Moroccan fashion-seekers will be thrilled. Casablanca will become the glamour capital from May 3-6, welcoming the first edition of “Africa Fashion Talents.”
The event will focus on creation and achievements in fashion by Africa’s youth generation. The designers will get the chance to meet big names in fashion and present their work to the Moroccan public.
This project was initiated by Nawal Debbouze and Zaineb El Kadiri, two Moroccan fashion lovers with the purpose of bringing together talent from the rest of the continent around a unifying event “of ambition and good will.”
Representatives from South Africa, Angola, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Mali, Morocco, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tunisia, and Senegal will all attend the event.
Notable African celebrities in the field of fashion and culture will also be present, such as Alphadi, Adama Paris, Hisham Oumlil, Flora Coquerel, Diana Opti, Frannie Leautier and Aida Touhri.
The 4-day event will feature panels, round tables, parades, meetings with professionals and gala dinners.
The Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche will host the first day of festivities with debates, meetings, and exchanges around the current situation and the future of the African fashion sector.
The African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Minister for the Culture of Mali will join the discussion to talk about the most effective means and solutions to strengthen the financial independence of young creators.
The second day of the “African Fashion Talents” will take place in Morocco Mall, with one great fashion show to showcase the “Made In Africa” talents and contribute to their continental and global influence.
The fashion show jury will be chaired by Alphadi, first in his field and president-founder of Fima, and include the stylist Hisham Oumlil, who represents a Moroccan label in New York, and the former Miss France, Flora Coquerel.
The third day will end with a parade, followed by a cocktail party at the Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche.
Sunday will be reserved for the sale of various artists’ creations and a brunch at Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche.
African Fashion Talents is described as an “exhilarating event where Africa is celebrated in the plural.”