PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME

The African Fashion Forum is a two-day event offering unparalleled insights into the vibrant African fashion industry.

Day one (3 September) focuses on industry-oriented discussions, beginning with “The Rhythms of Fashion,” which explores how music genres across Africa shape fashion trends and foster collaborations between designers and musicians. The session “Eco-Chic: Sustainability in African Fashion” addresses innovative eco-friendly practices and the economic impact of sustainable fashion, while “From Sketch to Screen” reveals the influence of film and TV on promoting African designers and fashion trends.

Day two (4 September) offers practical masterclasses and workshops. “Building Brand Identity and Engagement Online” delves into effective social media strategies for growing brand presence and audience engagement. Meanwhile, “Creative Design and Styling for Screen Adaptation” provides hands-on exercises to refine designs for film and TV productions.

This event offers comprehensive insights into fashion trends, sustainability practices, and creative collaborations. Attendees can engage in workshops to sharpen practical skills, and network with top industry figures, making it an essential event for anyone passionate about African fashion’s cultural impact and opportunities for cross-industry growth.

Watch this space for speaker updates and content programme.

MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER: YOLANDA OKEREKE

MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER: YOLANDA OKEREKE

Yolanda Okereke epitomizes elegance, creativity, and innovation, leaving an indelible mark on film and fashion with her extraordinary talent. Widely recognized as a leading costume designer for film and television, she inspires aspiring creatives globally. Okereke’s journey began while studying Chemical Engineering, launching her fashion label, Rani Gisele, during her university days. After graduation, she transitioned to costume design, rising to the pinnacle of Nollywood with credits like “Blood Sisters,” “Oloture,” and “Castle and Castle Season 2.”

She collaborates with streaming giants Netflix, Amazon, and Showmax, and her work has appeared at international film festivals and the Smithsonian Museum. She was the first Nigerian costume designer to lead a master class at the Smithsonian and has co-produced Richard Mofe Damijo’s “Radio Voice.”

Okereke founded The Rani Company, a costume design firm, and The Wardrobe Shack, a rental store. Her vision, passion, and dedication continue to inspire generations of creatives, marking her as a true luminary in Nigerian film and television.

WANT TO SPEAK

Africa fashion Forum offers unparalleled insights into the vibrant African fashion industry We are always looking for thought leaders in this space to share their insights, case studies, innovative ideas as well as inspire the next generation of trailblazers. 

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