Rwandan flair on the international catwalk
09 March 2019 | 5:36 am
African fashion is on the rise! But at an international level, it doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. The 77 Percent joined Rwandan designer Joselyne Umutoniwase as she prepared to make her mark at the famous Milan fashion week.
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