Culture - Fashion
  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB moving Africa up the textile, clothing value chain with Fashionomics Africa
    23 august 2017 13:29:33
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Speaking ahead of World Fashion Day, a day marked yearly on 21 August to celebrate and commemorate the glory, spirit and art of fashion throughout the world, and to highlight national, regional and international achievements in the fashion world over the past year, stakeholder in the textile and clothing industry have described Fashionomics Africa as a veritable platform to tap Africa’s huge potential for fashion. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: African fashion designers take centre stage at AfDB meetings in India
    12 may 2017 14:49:44
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The tremendous opportunity for Africa’s fashion industry will attract global attention at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in India, from 22 - 26 May. Full text...

  • Togo: Niger fashion designer calls for development of textile industry and fashion in Africa
    28 april 2014 21:28:21
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - A Niger fashion designer, Alphadi, on Monday called for the development of the textile industry and fashion in Africa. Full text...

  • Mali: Senegalese-Malian fashion week holds 30 April-10 May in Bamako
    11 april 2014 14:09:15
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The sixth edition of the Senegalese-Malian fashion week will be held from 30 April to 10 May in the Malian capital, Bamako, organizers told PANA here on Friday. Full text...

  • Togo: Designer to showcase 'Water' collection on 22 March
    12 march 2014 16:20:32
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The Togolese designer, Desmo Design, will on 22 March showcase his collection on the theme "Water" in the capital, Lomé to highlight the importance of the precious natural resource to the world. Full text...

  • Elima int'l fashion festival to be hosted in Lome 2-5 May
    25 april 2013 16:04:14
    Lome, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese capital, Lome, will 2-5 May host the third edition of the international fashion festival, dubbed Elima, sources close to organizers told PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Renowned African designers attend BIMOD 228 gala night in Lomé
    11 november 2012 16:39:15
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - A dozen fashion designers and about 40 models from several African countries attended the African beauty and creativity gala night held on Saturday by Fashion Biennale (BIMOD 228) in Lomé, the capital of Togo. Full text...

  • Angolan designer "steals" show at Lusaka fashion parade
    11 october 2012 11:57:08
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Exhibiting fabrics made of a mixture of "Samacaca, silk, velvet, Full text...

  • Niamey to host 8th Int'l African Fashion Festival 23-27 Nov
    27 july 2011 14:28:02
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The eighth International Festival of African Fashion (FIMA) will be held 23-27 November, 2011, in Niamey, promoter Seidnaly Sidhamed, told a press conference here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegalese fashion designer honours late model
    24 june 2009 08:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese fashion designer Oumou Sy on Tuesday in Dakar paid tribute to Senegalese-Guinean top model Katoucha Niane, who died in Paris i n December 2007, praising her commitment to uplifting the living standard of rur a l women. Full text...

  • Excision, a scourge in Matam, says Senegalese designer
    17 june 2009 20:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- "Excision is a real phenomenon and even a real scourge w hich is causing ravages in the region of Matam," Senegalese designer, Assane Fal l , declared Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sira Vision plans to honour African womanhood
    28 march 2006 13:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Sira Vision, a cultural show devoted to fashion scheduled 30 March to 3 April in Dakar, will be dedicated to African womanhood, according to Senegalese fashion designer, Collé Sow Ardo, who chairs the event's organising Committee. Full text...

  • Rwandan designer gets 2,000 euro from IFA
    23 march 2006 13:12:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) – Rwandan fashion designer B-ill Ruterana on Wednesday in Kigali secured a 2,000-euro cheque from the Intergovernmental Francophonie Agency (IFA) for his performance in last December's Francophonie Games in Niger. Full text...

  • Niger to host FIMA in late November
    22 november 2005 21:14:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The fifth International Festival of African Fashions (FIMA) will be held from 29 November to 7 December in the Niger town of Kareygoru, located 15 km from the capital Niamey on the right bank of the Niger River. Full text...

  • Cameroon to host African fashion festival in October
    28 july 2005 23:30:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The fifth edition of the African fashion festival dubbed "Africa azimuths" is due in October simultaneously in Cameroon's capital Yaounde, and the commercial capital Douala. Full text...

  • Designer Alphadi in Nouakchott for fashion show
    22 may 2004 18:48:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Niger's fashion designer Seydina Aly Sid-Ahmed alias Alphadi has arrived here ahead of a fashion show billed for 29 May, sources close to the fashioner disclosed. Full text...

  • Ivorian fashion designers set up association
    26 october 2003 17:18:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian fashion designers have formed an association to protect their interests, the founding members confirmed here Sunday. Full text...

  • FIMA 2003 for 1-7 December in Niger
    18 october 2003 19:52:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The 4th edition of the International Festival of African Fashion (FIMA), will take place 1-7 December in Niger, according to its founder, Niger fashion designer Seidnaly Sidhamed, popularly called Alphadi. Full text...

  • Niger to host African Fashion Festival in December
    05 may 2003 21:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Niger will host the International Festival of African Fashion (FIMA) in December, Moira Tremaine told the Kenyan fashion fraternity here Monday. Full text...

  • 20 Senegalese to model in Douala fashion show
    22 april 2003 21:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Twenty Senegalese models have been short- listed to participate in the 3rd edition of the fashion show dubbed 'Annual Show' slated for 3 April 2004 in Douala, Cameroon, organisers said Tuesday in Dakar. Full text...

  • All-star African fashion show set for Ethiopia
    03 march 2002 11:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Niger fashion designer Alpha Diye will lead a host of eight internationally renown African designers in a fashion show organised as an event to support in "defining priorities for regional integration," which is a theme for the African Development Forum's (ADF III) to being held in Addis Ababa from 3-8 March. Full text...

  • Gabon to host African international fashion festival
    03 january 2002 23:44:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Gabon will host the third International African Fashion Festival (FIMA) from 7-12 August 2002, the event's founder and organiser, Alphadi of Niger, has said. Full text...

  • Cotonou hosts International Fashion Show in December
    13 november 2001 23:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- An International Fashion Show featuring designers and models from Africa and outside the continent, is planned for 8 December in Cotonou, Benin, the organisers said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Showcasing British, South African fashion
    19 june 2001 07:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Reflecting the culture and heritage of two countries, Fashion Iziko, a celebration of fashion and creative styles of the UK and South Africa, began in Cape Town on Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan stages first fashion show
    12 june 2001 22:07:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The big crowd that packed the hall of the Holiday Villa Hotel Monday was amazed to see Sudanese girls grace their presence on the traditional catwalk in the country's first fashion show. Full text...



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