Fashion Week Events in Africa
The Paper Fig Foundation has worked in partnership with Kampala Fashion Week in Uganda, CollectiveRW in Rwanda, Lagos Fashion Week in Nigeria, and GLITZ Fashion Week in Ghana. Experts from LDJ in the fields of technical production, model casting, branding, and event logistics have shared best practices with local event organizers and designers to elevate the quality of these platforms.
Paper Fig has helped all of these platforms grow, and has watched many of them become self-sufficient and profitable. The Foundation's closest ties remain to Kampala Fashion Week, which celebrates its 6th Annual KFW in 2019. Many Paper Fig fellows and many mentors for programming in Kasese have come out of Paper Fig Foundation's work in Kampala.
“Kampala Fashion Week has grown in leaps and bounds,” said Rachel Young, Director of City Programs with Paper Fig Foundation. “They’ve been committed to the learning and applying of skills. They take what we give them and apply it in a way that works for them.”