Africa Fashion Guide
A social enterprise promoting sustainability within Africa's fashion and textile industry.



Fashion

October 4th, 2013

Fashion Weekend Gambia 2013 raises awareness for Child Sex Tourism

More articles by »
Written by: Jacqueline Shaw
Tags: , ,
Fashion Weekend Gambia is spearheaded by a conglomerate of women within the field of fashion and arts, who wish to create a platform that aspires to bring young designers and creative artists together to showcase creativity with the ambition to introduce a more vibrant and promising fashion industry in The Gambia. Now in its second year, they are looking to host yet another weekend of fashion events in December.
there is a strong impact that fashion has had on globalization and shaping the trends of the future. Currently African brands are been infused with internationally renowned brands as Africa finally gets its slice of the Fashion cake. What they currently lack, they say, in the Gambia is a formalized Fashion industry in which fashion designers have ways of Marketing themselves and creating their brands in order to appeal to the international Markets. They intend to do not just a fashion show, but provide a platform in which African based African designers who have successfully launched their brands in the international markets to appear as guest speakers and provide young Gambian designers with the knowledge and know how to succeed in their crafts. This will draw internationally publicity for Gambian brands and will in essence contribute to micro industry thus also encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship with our women and youth.
This year’s initiative will help raise awareness about child sex tourism. The commercial sexual exploitation of children is now a growing issue to which The Gambia is not immune. It is important that we realize and accept that the practice of child sex tourism can affect the economic, social, and moral integrity of our country.

Activities around the event include:
Day 1: A display of elegance and exquisite styles with Gambia’s biggest designers, international designers, and brilliant creative up-coming designers to provide a spectacle even greater than our maiden show.
Day 2: Rep on The Runway is a street show showcasing street and casual wear. Models will walk the runway alongside live performances by the biggest Gambian artists.
Day 3: The third and last day of Fashion Weekend Gambia is a family day out at a beach restaurant where designers will be showcasing beach and summer wear. Sponsors and designers will be displaying their products available for purchase by the guests.







Advertisement
 
 

 

EFI Accelerator For African Designers 21-22 – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The EFI Accelerator Programme is back, and they are now taking applications until 31st of March. With the support of European Union, the Ethical Fashion Initiative aspires to propel creative entrepreneurs forward, providing the...
by africafashionguide
0

 
 

SNEAK PEEK OF THE INSIDE OF A WAXPRINT HOUSE!

Always wondered what it is like actually INSIDE a waxprint african print printhouse IN Africa! Then watch this video here ≥≥ https://youtu.be/vZjNYGD–0c The full video over on my YouTube channel highlights compani...
by africafashionguide
0

 
 

THREE KENYAN DESIGNERS SELECTED TO JOIN PRESTIGIOUS ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE’S ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME

Geneva, 2nd February 2021: The Ethical Fashion Initiative – a joint venture of the UN and WTO’s International Trade Centre, has selected three Kenyan designers to participate in the second Ethical Fashion Initiative Acc...
by africafashionguide
0

 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.