Jacques Bam – Awarded Designer Africa Fashion Up 2022
Jacques Bam & Muyishime Edi Patrick – Awarded the « Designer Africa Fashion Up 2022 » prize by Balenciaga
The young South African designer Jacques Bam and the Rwandan designer Muyishime Edi Patrick have each been awarded the « Designer Africa Fashion Up 2022″ prize by Balenciaga.
On Friday, September 16, at the end of an exceptional fashion show held at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris, the jury of the Africa Fashion Up program has designated two winners ex-aequo among the five finalists designers: the young South African designer Jacques Bam and the Rwandan designer Muyishime Edi Patrick. Each was crowned « Designer Africa Fashion Up 2022 ».
Jacques BAM – Africa Fashion Awarded Designer 2022 – *SEASON 2*
Valerie Ka Founder and Organizer of Africa Fashion Up
Created at the initiative of Valerie Ka, international top model, Africa Fashion Up is conceived as both a program and a fashion show whose aim 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.
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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