Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Fashion for Peace to promote wealth of African talent in fashion industry
Fashion for Peace to promote wealth of African talent in fashion industry
20
Apr '09
Following the success of “Fashion for Peace 2008”, and motivated by the ensuing press coverage which helped portray a more positive image of Kenya globally, FAFA - Festival of African Fashion and Arts - is proud to present “Fashion for Peace 2009”, a glamorous event which will bring together some of Africa's top fashion designers.

The sit-down gala dinner and fashion show will take place in a magical tent set-up under the stars in the Nairobi National Park on 25 April 2009. Musical performances will be an integral part of the event.

The objective is to draw attention to the immense creativity and sophistication which exists in Kenya and on the African continent.

FAFA events will include the following:
- Gala Fashion show and sit-down dinner in the park with musical performances

- “Designer Master Class” at the Goethe Institut. Topics include the promotion of African fashion within the global fashion scene, and "Make Trade Fair" in relation to the fashion industry.

Our Objective
The Fashion for Peace event aims to bring talented Africans and individuals who are supportive of the continent together to celebrate the creativity and talent which exists in Africa in the fields of fashion, music and the arts. This is a call for peace and we would like the rest of the world to take notice and join us in viewing Africa in a more positive light.


Shining a light on African Talent
FAFA was set-up in 2008 during the post-election violence which took place in Kenya. Our purpose was to show creativity in the face of destruction by generating positive energy and empowering people from all communities to come together for peace.

As many countries throughout the region continue to know human rights abuse, civil unrest and war, FAFA aims to change perceptions of other communities one mind at a time by exploring and bridging cultures through fashion, art and music.

Fashion for Peace not only raised funds for the “Alternatives to Violence Programme – AVP”, but was created out of a strong philosophical conviction shared by FAFA's founding members, and by the designers and sponsors who showed their support for this cause, that peace is a fundamental and universal need. Only when we have peace can we work towards sustainable development and prosperity.

We as FAFA believe that...
- There is unity in diversity
- Positive change comes when we stop focusing on the negative and encourage the inspiring and the positive.
- Africa deserves to have a light shone on the talent and creative energy which exists on the continent

Fashion for Peace will continue to organise events as a call for peace on the African continent.


Must ReadView All

Tajik textile-apparel exports rise 30% in Jan-Aug 2018

Textiles | On 16th Oct 2018

Tajik textile-apparel exports rise 30% in Jan-Aug 2018

Tajikistan’s production of textile and apparel rose by 30 per cent in ...

Courtesy: Good On You

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Oct 2018

Good On You aims to give consumers access to brand info

Australia based Good On You, an app that provides ratings of over...

Courtesy: Rieter

Textiles | On 16th Oct 2018

Rieter launches new ring and compact spinning machines

Rieter has launched G 37 and G 38, the new ring spinning machines,...

Interviews View All

Shawn Honeycutt, Bolger & O'Hearn

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Nuno Venda, ROQ

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Veronique Lee, Modavanti

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Karen Lou,

Karen Lou

Australia-based Sunseeker has been creating swimwear since 1970. Sunseeker ...

Harmeet Singh,

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Shyam Gupta & Ravi Gupta,

Shyam Gupta & Ravi Gupta

Based out of South Delhi, Gargee Designer's provides bespoke formal and...

Giorgio Mantovani, Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Razvan Popescu, Directa Plus SpA

Razvan Popescu
Directa Plus SpA

Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers worldwide of...

Mr Ambrose Chan, DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Mr Ambrose Chan
DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Karan Arora, Karan Arora

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Tony Ward, Tony Ward

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Sonam & Paras Modi, SVA

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


October 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search