South African brands shine bright at UK fashion show
17 August 2019 | 9:25 am
South African designers took center-stage at Africa Fashion Week London, opening the show with a dazzling catwalk featuring beaded-shoes and watches. The event provides a platform for young and upcoming African designers to be showcased on an international stage.
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We take a look at the Covid-19 situation in South Africa, which is about to expand its vaccination campaign. President Cyril Ramaphosa has also eased restrictions and has announced that the government will put in place a standardised vaccination certificate. We also head to Guinea, where Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has been sworn in as interim president. Finally, in Cameroon, we see how international NGOs are fighting back against a government crackdown.
Climate activists burst onto the catwalk brandishing banners reading "Overconsumption = extinction" at Louis Vuitton's Paris Fashion Week show. Extinction Rebellion, Friends of the Earth and Youth For Climate said in a statement that around 30 people were involved in planning the protest, with two arrested. They called on the government to enforce "an immediate cut in production levels in the sector, given that 42 items of clothing were sold per person in France in 2019".
Top Taiwanese designers showcase their spring-summer collection at the opening show of Taipei Fashion Week. The event is organised and sponsored by the government to help promote local designers.
Last performance dress among Amy Winehouse memorabilia on display in NYC before Beverly Hills auction
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