EVENT SPOTLIGHT: HIGHLIGHTS OF DAKAR FASHION WEEK 2016

Hello people..New week new post. I am inspired by fashion this week! The 14th edition of Dakar Fashion week took place from June 1st to 8th 2016.

When designer Adama Paris returned to her native Senegal from Europe 14 years ago to set up Dakar Fashion Week, there was no event of its kind on the continent. What started as a one-day-only affair has since become an eight-day celebration of local style that’s held at several venues across the city in early June and supported by some of Africa’s biggest names, including world music stars Youssou N’Dour and Baaba Maal. “I remember the very first time we did this here, I was just 21; it was tough for people to take me seriously,” says Paris who splits her time between France and West Africa. “Now when Fashion Week happens everybody in the city knows it—we own Dakar.”

Read the full story in Vogue  here

Here are some of the sights and sounds of #DFW2016

Enjoy!

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Modern day princesses….”Creation Lesuperbe” by Eliette Lesuperbe!

 

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Florals & Khaki….The Yale Woody collection by Felix Yale

 

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Adama Paris @ The Little Buddhar Dakar

 

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Adama Paris on the runway!!

 

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A touch of glamour by Velvet Couture

 

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Rafet by Louise Turpin

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Adama Paris backstage at the Raddison Blue Hotel

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Model Aminata Faye dressed in Patrick Assante backstage at Marine Bay

 

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Backstage at the Raddison Blue Hotel

 

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Binta Salsao Collection..

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Binta Salsao Collection

 

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Hello Princesses

 

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Guests mingling at the final show @ the Raddison Blue Hotel

 

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Mtima Creation collection..

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*Pictures Courtesy of Dakar Fashion Week Facebook Page & Vogue*

Thumbs up to Adama Paris for sticking it through for 14 years and making DFW one of Africa’s premier fashion shows!!

What was your fav highlight of #DFW2016?

Stay tuned for more fashionable news Around Africa..

Y.M.

IRepCamer

Author: IRepCamer

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