Moroccan Youssef Drissi has obtained the prize of ‘Young Creator’ at the International Festival of African Fashion in Dakhla.
Rabat – The young creator particularly attracted both the jury and the public’s attention with his outstanding and creative collection, obtaining a MAD 35,000 reward.
The second place went to an Ivorian, Kevin Santony, with his collection of dresses in pale pink, while third place went to Black, a young designer from Burkina Faso who presented a mixed collection of yellow, black and white.
For the leather products and jewelry creators category, the first prize went to Zakaria Longo for his creation in silver, while the second prize was claimed by the owner of ‘Zamany Accessory’ brand, Mari.DI, creator of handmade wooden handbags.
The evening was also an opportunity to award the finalists of the “Top Model” contest. The awards were given to Fatoumata Konte of Guinea Conakry and Akram Adissoko of Benin.
Drissi and Intissar Baiz were Morocco’s representatives at the 11th International Festival of African Fashion (FIMA). They are both students at the Casablanca-based Casamoda Academy.