Diaspora (France) | Oct 5, 2016

UNESCO Hosts Africa Fashion Reception In Paris

The United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Education (UNESCO) will be playing host to the global edition of the Africa Fashion Reception, Paris coming up on the 29th October, 2016 in its Place de Fontenoy headquarters. This is due to a new patronage and partnership between the Africa Fashion Reception and UNESCO (the world’s number 1 cultural organization).

According to the official letter from the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova to Her Excellency, Mrs Mariam Y. Katagum, Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO who are co-hosts of the AFR, she congratulated the organizers for such an important initiative. She said the AFR falls into the mandate of UNESCO’s field of competence.

The Africa Fashion Reception (AFR) is a Pan African initiative. The global edition will gather fashion designers, dignitaries, Ambassadors and media from over 30 African countries, in a celebration of cultural diversity expressed through the artistic fashion discipline with the proud theme‘Africa is the New Inspiration of Global Fashion’

The African edition was hosted by the African Union in its headquarters in Addis Ababa 13th - 15th September, 2016. Activities lined up during the African edition were the first African Fashion Business Summit and exhibition by each of the participating countries.

The Africa Fashion Reception is aimed at achieving the following objectives using the creative industry of Fashion as a vehicle:

The Africa Fashion Reception is organized and packaged by Legendary Gold Limited in collaboration with UNESCO, the Nigerian Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, African Union Commission and Atunda Entertainment. According to the CEO of Africa Fashion Reception, Lexy Mojo-Eyes ‘This platform has been specially created for positive change. The AFR is not just an event. It is a movement’

Partners includes Africa Magic, Nicolas Feuillatte, Galeries Lafayette, Rail Europe, Air France, William Grant & Sons, Yandibo, Amina Magazine, Motherland Beckons, Design Essentials, Ovation International, Atunda Entertainment, Planet Tv, African Independent Television, Ben Tv, New African Woman & UBIZ news.

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