African Fashion Week adds a splash of colour to Colombia
01 July 2019 | 6:02 am
Colombia's famed underground Salt Cathedral was the site of a flashy fashion show on to celebrate Africa Fashion Week.
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Esteban Sinisterra, a young Black fashion designer from Colombia's largely-poor Pacific region, is dressing Vice-President Francia Marquez - the first Afro-Colombian woman to hold the post - in what he calls "resistance" fashion.
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