Roberta Annan, founder of the Africa Fashion Fund, believes the fashion sector could play a role in youth employment.
It can sometimes be difficult to ‘get’ fashion – the indecipherable looks of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano come to mind. But looking at photos from the recent Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW), it’s hard not to crave the vibrant colours and elaborate patterns parading down the catwalk. GFDW has grown over the years to include more than a dozen young and fresh designers each year. And a week after GFDW, more designers will take the stage at the equally fast-growing Lagos Fashion & Design Week (LFDW), founded in 2011. Yet despite these flourishing fashion scenes, African inclusion in the global fashion market is minimal.
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