The fashion designer Rama Diaw
from Saint Louis (Senegal) has been creating modern African fashion and accessorie
s for a few years now and uses native techniques and materials
like batik and indigo fabrics. All materials she uses are directly
from Senegal, Mauretania and Mali
. This year, Rama Diaw is presenting a fashion show which connects contemporary creations and traditional Senegalese items form her region and the city of Saint Louis, a world heritage city. A second show “African child”
will be dedicated to children
. Their wellbeing and their education are key challenges
for the development of the emerging continent. Rama is working daily in partnership with women
from villages in the surrounding of Saint-Louis, contributing via entrepreneurship to increase their family revenues.
Since 2013 the designer Rama Diaw has been showing her fashion at the International Africa Festival. To support her charitable and helpful project Afro Project provides her with a tent featuring a catwalk free of charge, pays the 8 models and organises the fashion shows with her creations.
The fashion shows take place in front of the tent of Madame Rama on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 02:30 pm and 04:30 pm next to the Havana Club.