The next edition of Portugal Fashion, from 12 to 16 October, brings you a partnership between African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and ANJE (National Association of Young Entrepreneurs) to present 20 designers from several African countries to showcase their collections with the objective of connecting with the European market through Portugal; so as to diversify through international markets, and to develop their capacity through brand incubation.
This partnership is part of Afreximbank’s Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) Programme, aimed at facilitating investments in Africa’s creative and cultural economy through financing, capacity building, export and investment promotion, digital solutions, promotion of linkages and partnerships, as well as policy advocacy.
There are 8 designers who will participate in the fashion shows – 3 in BLOOM and 5 in the main platform, with the remaining 12 brands represented in BRANDUP- the showroom of Portugal Fashion, which returns in this edition.
With the objective of deepening trade and investment flows between Africa and Portugal, a conference dubbed PORTUGAL – AFRICA INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE, that will also serve to formalize the three-year partnership between Afreximbank and ANJE will take place on 12 October 2021.
The program intends to promote around 40 African designers each year who will benefit from networking with national and international industry specialists as well as retailers and manufacturers who are competitive in the Portuguese market.
Paths such as sustainable fashion production, the importance of circular economy in the fashion industry, the role of responsible design for new generations are the main targets that Portugal can offer to African designers who will present their collections at the next edition of Portugal Fashion (October 12-16, 2021).
The brand Anissa Aida, with Tunisian and Parisian roots, kicks-oﬀ this showcase of design with African roots (13 October at 15h), on the Bloom platform, and on the same day, on the main platform, we will have the opportunity to meet the proposals of creators Doreen Mashika, (Tanzania – 17h), and Mafi Mafi da (Ethiopia – 21h).
The line-up continues on October 14, when the brands Anyango Mpinga (Nairobi – 12h) and Odio Mimonet (Nigeria – 15h30) show their new collections.
Proposals coming from Cameroon and South Africa are presented on October 15, at 17:30h and 20h respectively, by the designers Maison D’Afie and Rich Mnisi.
This edition in partnership with the CANEX program ends on October 16 with the collection of Mozambican Taibo Bacar (20:30).
PROGRAM – CANEX PRESENTS AFRICA AT PORTUGAL FASHION
LOCATION: ALFÂNDEGA DO PORTO
14H00 INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE
20H00 OFFICAL OPPENING – CANEX PRESENTS AFRICA AT PORTUGAL FASHION
15H00 ANISSA AIDA PWD BY CANEX
17H00 DOREEN MASHIKA PWD BY CANEX
21H00 MAFI MAFI PWD BY CANEX
12H00 ANYANGO MPINGA PWD BY CANEX
15H30 ODIO MIMONET PWD BY CANEX
17H30 MAISON D’AFIE PWD BY CANEX
22H00 RICH MNISI PWD BY CANEX
20H30 TAIBO BACAR PWD BY CANEX
13 – 16 OUT
BRANDUP – SHOWROOM & MARKET
14H – 20H
Fashion – Sarayaa – Paradise Fashion – Silk and Sleek
Bags – Kumesu – Hamethop
Shoes – Heel The World – Shekudo
Jewellery – Rokus London – Inzuki – Adele Dejak
Homeware – Tzandza weaving – Johanna Bramble