Runway Roundup - Issue 4

July 3, 2018  

Happy Fourth of July! Here’s the latest edition of Runway Roundup, a short collection of interesting articles at the intersection of fashion, technology, and Africa. Have a read and let us know your thoughts!

Africa: The International Fashion Showcase Designers for 2019 - All Africa -  For London Fashion Week February 2019, sixteen selected designers from across the globe will showcase a series of compelling installations to represent their respective country.

Senegal: trendy African designs at Dakar fashion week - Africa News - 35 designers from Senegal, South Africa, Mali, Nigeria, and Guinea Bissau amongst other countries showcased their collections during this year’s fashion week event in Dakar.

Continent's free trade deal a game-changer for Africa - IOL -  The agreement will cover a market of 1.2 billion people and a gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.5 trillion, across all 55 member states of the African Union.

Startups in Africa have already raised more money in 2018 than they did last year - Quartz - with 118 deals completed, startup funding on the continent has reached $168.6 million—surpassing last year’s total of $167.7 million

Why We're Celebrating the Slow-Fashion Movement in July - WhoWhatWear - Slow fashion is about consuming and creating fashion consciously and with integrity. It connects social and environmental awareness and responsibility with the pleasure of wearing beautiful, well-made, and lasting clothing (as compared to the immediate gratification of fast fashion).