On Saturday the 29th of October 2016 the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Education (UNESCO) hosted the global edition of the African Fashion Reception in the ‘capital of fashion’,Paris.
The AFR (African Fashion Reception) is recognised as the largest African Market that hosted more than 20 designers from different African countries.
Designers included: Lisete Pote (Angola), Botha Chalebgwa (Botswana), Ange Muyubiza (Burundi), Fanny Mandiana (DRC), Genet kebede (Ethiopia),House of Peters (Ghana), Alpha Oumar (Guinea) and Zimbabwean designer David Alford are some of the designers who lit up the city of Paris through their spring/summer 2017 collection designs.
The fashion show is held twice annually, once in Paris and another one is hosted in an African country. This year the African edition was hosted by the African Union at its headquarters in Addis Abba, Ethiopia on the 13th to the 15th of September.
In a press release released before the ceremony started, the director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova stated that the AFR is a movement for the economic transformation of Africa. She further congratulated the organises for successful hosting the event.
Zimbabwe’s designer David Alford showcased his collection which he named it ‘Centurion’
By Tapiwa Rubaya