The emergence of African fashion designers, entrepreneurs, editors and fashion magazines in the fashion industry continues to create a lot of buzz. The infusion of African culture, cutting edge designs, bold colors and new innovations is playing an important role in the branding of Africa. While it is still a developing market, is there a potential for Africa to have an African designer to command the respect and acknowledgment given to veterans of the fashion industry such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Kors and Roberto Cavalli? What does it take for emerging designers to rise up to international standards and get the recognition they deserve? Topics to be discussed will include sustainability in the African fashion industry, opportunities and the presence of role models for people aspiring to enter the industry.
Edward Armah - President, EA
Ruby Buah – Designer, Kua
Jacqueline Nwobu – CEO, Munaluchi Bridal Magazine
Naana Tenakyi – President & CEO, Cocolilly
Elaine Mensah – Founder & Fashion Director, SVELTE, LLC