African designers/Afrodyssee

If you are in Geneva next weekend make some time to visit Afrodyssée. It is an event dedicated to promoting  African creativity in the fields of fashion, design and craftsmanship. And not only that. Its aim is to offer deep cultural, culinary and intellectual experience. As such it fits perfectly within the context of the United Nations initiative “Decade for People of African descent 2015-2024“.

The program is rich and enticing. Grand Marché will introduce 50 renown and upcoming African and European designers. There are some African designers and brands that I look forward to meeting such as ownbrown. It is a brand that offers high-quality tights for women of color. Isn’t that just cool? I just hope their stock will not get sold out by the time we arrive.

Fashion show is scheduled for every evening from 8.30 p.m. But if fashion is not your thing, you can visit a photography exhibit. Or participate in various debates and workshops.

If we manage to come early, I would love to participate in a debate on Media and Minorities (on Saturday from 2.15 p.m.) or  Afro-Feminism (Saturday, 5.15 p.m.-6.30p.m.). And workshop on Multiple Facets of Afro-Hair (Saturday, 6.30 p.m.-8.30 p.m.) sounds  interesting as well.

In fact, Afrodyssée is considered one of the five most influential events that showcase African creativity in Europe.

And let’s not forget about food! African gastronomy will be represented at several stands. Just have a look at the menu online. Believe me or not, it will be worth it. I can’t wait to get my hands on that “Tapas plate from Chef Safiou”.

I participated in 2015 and as much as I wanted to take part last year, I was heavily pregnant (in my 38th week) and had to pass. So this year, I can’t wait to attend.

Practical information about tickets, program and African designers on www.afrodyssee.ch .

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Wow, this sounds like such an amazing event! I wish I could attend! 🙂

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It seems to be an amazing event!

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The event sounds wonderful! I love that more emphasis is being placed on designers all over the world. We see so much of the American and European designs, but very little of the designers that create amazing pieces in other parts of the world. I am looking forward to seeing what you share from this event.

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Thank you for stopping by, dear friend! Will definitely share some post-event photos! XO

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enjoyed reading the post, sad I’m in another country would have loved to attend.
your blog is amazing.
lippie x
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Thank you, Nancy. XO

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Sounds so amazing, wish I could be there!

Mary
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Thank you, Mary. XO

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This sounds amazing, Miri! Wish I could attend too! Have so much fun!
Sending you and your family much love your way!!!
xoxo, Vanessa
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Thank you, Vanessa. Big hugs to you and your baby boy! XO

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Great!! Maybe i will be there
kiss
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that’s awesome!

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Oh, that sounds awesome! So many amazing things going on! I wish I was closer. 🙂

Hope you had a great weekend, Miriam!

~Lindsey
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Sounds like it’s going to be a great one! Trust it’ll go well.

Funmi x
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Always love a good fashion show! Thanks for sharing!
Xx Caroline
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Sounds like a wonderful event! Have fun.

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Itzy
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Beyond amazing!!!!! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!
Stay fab!
Much love, Len
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Thank you, sweetie! XO

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Ohh that sounds so good <3 I'd love to check it out
SASKIA CILIBERTO

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Thank you, Saskia! XO

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Sounds like a cool event!

Amy Ann
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Thank you, Amy! XO

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Sounds really cool thanks for sharing!!!

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Have a nice day,
xx

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Thank you, Belen. Hugs

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This looks so nice! Can’t wait to see more about!

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Thank you, Violette! XO

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Sounds like such a great event! I’ve never had African food before but would love to try!

Tina
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Thank you, Tina! XO

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I hope you have a wonderful time, it looks like so much fun! Xx, Lucinda
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