Ecowas Fashion Week Scheduled for October 2013

Aug 20, 2013 • Articles, NewsNo Comments

ECOWAS Fashion Week

The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) will debut its first fashion week this October. The 4-day event is being set up to boost textile, apparel and fashion design across ECOWAS countries and will create a platform for designers, manufacturers, sellers and buyers of African fabrics to liase and connect.

In the recent years the use of African fabrics such as Akosombo, Kente, Ankara, Akwete, Ama Serwaa, Bonsu and Tie and dye has surged with most making an appearance on London, Paris and Milan catwalks and this is what ECOWAS hopes to focus on at this year’s main event.

With it’s main headquarters based in Nigeria, ECOWAS consists of 15 countries namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Sally Bawa, Adama Amanda Ndiaye, Aya Morrison, Ituen Bassey, Alphadi, and House of Farrah are amongst the list of designers who have shown an interest in participating.

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