After the overwhelming response to the first two shows and our exclusive Fashion Dinner, Africa Fashion Day Berlin sponsored by Breeze Berlin will present international designers from Africa and the African Diaspora for it's forth time.
Africa Fashion Day Berlin sponsored by Breeze Berlin announces former head designer at ESCADA Brian Rennie, the so-called "designer with the Hollywood gene" as patron for this season.
Nigerian Designer Samson SOBOYE will present his colourful and sophisticated collection during our Runway Show on 8th of July at 9.30 pm at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in the Erika-Heß-Eisstadion (EHE) in Berlin Wedding. Furthermore Nana K. Brenu's label 1981 will show that a modern design ethos and a rich and vibrant Ghanaian heritage can coexist harmoniously. Finally you will have the chance to look at the modern South African knitwear from MaXhosa by Laduma. His vision is to create a modern Xhosa-inspired knitwear collection that would be suitable for amakrwala, the traditional Xhosa initiation. Nelson Mandela's grandson, Chief Mandla Mandela, was fascinated by Laduma's design and bought a complete collection. Top model Marie Amière has been head hunted as casting director for this show. Let yourself be carried away by an extraordinary show with exceptional fashion.
Former editor-in-chief of Elle, Beate Wedekind is leading this years press conference taking place on 7th of July at 11 am. Interviews and photocall will take place afterwards.
Hamburg, Juni 2014
Journalists are invited to arrange available time slots in advance to ensure a smooth and organised process for all involved. Please note that there is separate accreditation for the press conference which will be organised with our partner, the Westerwelle Foundation.
Additionally four young designers from Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa will have the opportunity to present their Spring/Summer 2015 Collections from 8th-10th of July in cooperation with the Premium Exhibition. Besides 1981 by Nana K. Brenu and MaXhosa by Laduma who hase been nominated Premium Young Fashion Award the nationally renown designer, Loux the Vintage Guru will introduce his exquisite and eccentric collection to the German audience. In 2014 he won the award as best male designer of the year in Ghana. In addition young designer Alexandra Tamele (Mozambique) will debut with a creative mix of modern cuts and traditional fabrics at an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment.
Africa Fashion Day Berlin sponsored by Breeze Berlin is a unique communication platform that represents innovative designers from Africa and the African diaspora in Germany. We bring fashion to the catwalk that is modern and cosmopolitan. Our designers are inspired by their individual vision as well as global trends from across the world.
Beatrace Angut Oola, Founder of Africa Fashion Day Berlin sponsored by Breeze Berlin: "It's about time that fashion with an African perspective is introduced to Europe and especially to the German fashion industry. The young and modern fashion scene in Africa has acquired an outstanding reputation, with international celebrities like Michelle Obama, Beyoncé or Lupita Nyong'o wearing the collections. It is important forn us that Africa Fashion Day Berlin sponsored by Breeze Berlin helps to connect the creative industries in Europe and Africa."
Africa Fashion Day Berlin