Founder of Apya Productions and the Africa Fashion Day Berlin Beatrace Oola welcomed guests to this intimate and exclusive dining experience. Amongst dinners were selectively invited press, Ambassadors as well as film and music industries figures such as actress Sheri Hagen and music producer Joe Chialo.
Guests enjoyed a three course menu followed by a fashion presentation musically accompanied by Bamba Nazar which included an audio-visual tribute to Nelson Mandela.
TV presenter Princess Johanna von Sachsen-Coburg compered the evening.
Jewellery designer Kim Riedel from Bahamas impressed with her collection “Kim Riedel for the World of Dolly Martin”, with pieces made from materials such as Plexiglas, wood, metal and silicon alongside her collection of silver jewellery.
Namibian Designer Nikola Conradie charmed with her elegant signature of comfortable luxury wear and a collection dominated by blue and white hues.
Africa Fashion Day Berlin presented it’s first: an exciting menswear line. Guinea-Bissau-
In addition Africa Fashion Day Berlin launched its onlineshop http://www.unseenpieces.com with a selection of limited exclusive collections by young international designers.
The first platform of its kind in Germany, Africa Fashion Day Berlin is an exciting and pioneering new platform for designers of the African Diaspora.
Africa has developed a booming fashion landscape with new fashion capitals such as Cape Town, Lagos, Dakar and Accra. Africa Fashion Day Berlin introduces the pan-African design scene to Berlin.
Africa Fashion Day Berlin expresses its gratitude to its sponsors and cooperative partners Buchbinder, Hotel Tiergarten Berlin, Gallerie Lafayette, Mani Restaurant, Simon-Hartman, Sushi Circle, Blackline Limousines, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Tamaris.