Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show 2019 Presents:
Rwanda Fashion Conference - Designed in Africa, Made in Rwanda
Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show is an annual fashion event to celebrate the designers of Rwanda and East Africa using materials from the African continent and drawing upon African culture. This year's events include a fashion tour, the annual fashion show, and our first ever conference.
The theme of the conference, "Designed in Africa, Made in Rwanda," is a series of thought-provoking panel discussions about the fashion industry in Rwanda and East Africa. Keynote speakers will include a fashion designer and a Rwanda government representative to discuss the "Made in Rwanda" campaign.
According to a report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the fashion industry will double in the next 10 years, generating up to $5 trillion annually. As part of Rwanda's strategy to position the country as a hub for regional and international events, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is prioritizing the fashion industry.
Rwanda Fashion Conference
Date: Friday, 6 September 2019
Location: Kigali, Rwanda, venue TBC
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The RCFS Fashion Conference will:
- Educate and inspire conversations about evolutions within the fashion industry and developments in regards to culture and sustainability in fashion.
- Showcase local and international fashion designs
- Strategically support and strengthen sustainable fashion, creative business development in textiles and the manufacturing industries within Rwanda by creating opportunities for fashion designers, customers, government supporters, the private sector, etc to discuss how to make the Made in Rwanda campaign thrive.
RCFS' managing team is working alongside manufacturers, fashion designers, retailers, suppliers, education institutions, cultural organizations, and textile industries to organize this year's conference.
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