Fashion Weekend Gambia is spearheaded by a conglomerate of women within the field of fashion and arts, who wish to create a platform that aspires to bring young designers and creative artists together to showcase creativity with the ambition to introduce a more vibrant and promising fashion industry. Now in its second year, they are looking to host yet another weekend of fashion events in December.
As young women, we see the impact that fashion has had on globalization and shaping the trends of the future. Currently African brands are been infused with internationally renowned brands as Africa finally gets its slice of the Fashion cake.
Fashion Week is a fashion industry event in many countries across the globe, which allows fashion designers to display their latest collections in runway shows and the Media to take a look at the latest trends. As Fashion Weekend Gambia rapidly becomes a household brand and name, we believe it is time to further spread the wings of Fashion by making the weekend an inspirational one for young Gambian women seeking for entrepreneurship venture of which Fashion is fast becoming a pillar all over Africa. “Forbes’ 30 under 30” social entrepreneurs in Africa – 2013 - feature two fashion designers and one beautician and Gambia can surely join the Fashion Entrepreneurship train.
This year’s initiative will help raise awareness about child sex tourism. The commercial sexual exploitation of children is now a growing issue to which The Gambia is not immune. It is important that we realize and accept that the practice of child sex tourism can affect the economic, social, and moral integrity of our country.
Activities around the event include:
Day 1: A display of elegance and exquisite styles with Gambia’s biggest designers, international designers, and brilliant creative up-coming designers to provide a spectacle even greater than our maiden show. After Party will be held at a prestigious club.
Day 2: Rep on The Runway is a street show showcasing street and casual wear. Models will walk the runway alongside live performances by the hottest Gambian artists.
Day 3: The third and last day of Fashion Weekend Gambia is a family day out at a beach restaurant where designers will be showcasing beach and summer wear. Sponsors and designers will be displaying their products available for purchase by the guests.