Young designer seeks to put Malagasy fashion on the map
06 October 2019 | 9:37 am
Sitraka Rakoto, one of Madagascar's up and coming designers, is hoping to transform the local fashion industry and get more people to buy clothes from the local market.
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Models walk the runway with the Eiffel Tower in the background as Yves Saint Laurent's live show returns to the Paris Fashion Week. The live shows follow similiar returns at London, Milan and New York fashion weeks this year, after much of the designer world moved online last year thanks to Covid.
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