Designer genes: Technical tinkering
11 June 2021 | 9:09 am
Faced with global food insecurity and an ever-changing climate, we expect farmers to produce more and to do so using sustainable techniques. While crops naturally evolve over time, we now want them to adapt to our demands at an unprecedented rate. The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
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Sophie Zinga, a top fashion designer in Senegal, says she will vote for Ousmane Sonko in the upcoming election because he represents fundamental change and a break from a political elite she says has failed to develop a middle class and small to medium enterprises.
24 Mar 2019
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17 Apr 2019
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18 Feb 2020
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12 Mar 2020
In this edition of Across Africa we take you to eastern Ethiopia where refugees from kenya's Kakuma camp are finally coming home motivated by recent political and economic reforms. We also head to Angola where the country is tempting more lovers of its romantic Kizomba dance. Finally, we speak to Thebe Magugu, South African designer and 2019 LVMH prize winner as he exhibits for the first time at Paris Fashion week.
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Unsurprisingly, classic French label Chanel is the most popular designer brand on the red carpet at Cannes. France's premiere film festival is also where we can expect to see masterful new designs from fashion houses including Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, and Georges Hobeika.
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