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Dakar Fashion Week dazzled by colourful collections

By Reuters
10 June 2019   |   1:30 pm
The 17th edition of Dakar Fashion Week presented designs from 28 participants including Congolese designer Lupita Swaga and her Afro-futuristic collection.

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