EMMANUEL OKORO 2022 – BEST DESIGNER AFRICA FASHION UP 2021 – Brand Emmy Kasbit
COUNTRY : Nigeria
Brand : Emmy Kasbit
Nigerian fashion designer Emmanuel Okoro won the inaugural Africa Fashion Up fashion competition for his Biafran War-inspired collection. His brand Emmy Kasbit was launched in January 2014.
With its clean design aesthetic and architectural cuts, Emmy Kasbit paints a portrait of a man and woman embraced by fashion who construct their outfit to fit the environment.
Okoro was one of five designers shortlisted for the event in Paris in 2021, organized by the Share Africa platform in partnership with Balenciaga, which will mentor the finalists for six months.
AFRICA FASHION UP SHOW 2022
CATWALK FINAL BY JAM WAXX – AFRICA FASHION UP EDITION *2* – EMMANUEL OKORO – Brand Emmy Kasbit
AFRICA FASHION UP *SEASON 2*
Created at the initiative of Valerie Ka, international top model, Africa Fashion Up is conceived as both a program and a fashion show whose goal is to accompany the contemporary African fashion in full effervescence. This edition was supported by Balenciaga, Binance Charity, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, Sisley and HEC Paris, partners, and on the media side by Trace, Brut, France Médias Monde, Brune magazine and 35°Nord.
Imagined and orchestrated by the model Valerie Ka, the Africa Fashion Up is the first international event highlighting young designers from the Continent, selected during a competition by a jury of experts and fashion personalities.
A call for applications was launched last April, inviting young designers from Africa and its diasporas to participate in a fashion show and a training program in Paris. More than 90 candidates from twenty countries registered online and five of them were qualified.
ABOUT SHARE AFRICA
Share Africa is a platform of actions and projects that aims to promote the young, creative, innovative and green Africa by encouraging those who undertake and create in Africa. Find the official website of Africa Fashion Up: https://www.africafashionup.com/
EDITORIAL : DNA – INTERNATIONAL
Production : Jam Waxx by Charles JACKOTIN
Cameraman : Charles JACKOTIN
Video Editing : Jérémy DARCHEZ
Photographer : Dan NGUYEN