Posted by: Dr. Y. | October 9, 2013

Black Fashion Week in Paris, 2013

Designs by Martial Tapolo at BFW 2013 (Source: Pierre Rene-Worms - RFI)

Designs by Martial Tapolo at BFW 2013 (Source: Pierre Rene-Worms – RFI)

Designs by Sidy Counda at BFW 2013 (Source: Pierre Rene-Worms - RFI)

Designs by Sidy Counda at BFW 2013 (Source: Pierre Rene-Worms – RFI)

Last week was the second edition of ‘Black Fashion week in Paris’, a fashion show where African stylists and designers, and those of the African diaspora expose their work.  The Fashion show was held a few meters from the Chanel and Ritz houses, and was organized by the Senegalese stylist Adama Paris who perpetuated the work done by Alphadi with the FIMA (Festival International de la Mode Africaine).  16 stylists of African descent presented their work, ranging from the maestro himself, Alphadi, to Adama Paris, to the Cameroonian Martial Tapolo, to the Haitian Zacometi (who specializes in men’s fashion only), to the Malian Mariah Bocoum, or to the Malagasy Eric Raisina, etc.  This was a golden opportunity to discover new talents, and introduce their styles to the global scene, from Dakar to Antananarivo, and hopefully to shops in Los Angeles, and Paris.  It was pure beauty, and I wanted you to check out the RFI diaporama on Black Fashion Week 2013.   Don’t forget to check out the website of Black Fashion Week Paris.  Enjoy the new era of African stylists who are introducing styles just as hip as Chanel and Dior.  Below is a video of the first edition: Black Fashion Week 2012.


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