Vogue Talents is supporting emerging designers along with the African Fashion Foundation by launching a new scouting project dedicated to African creatives.
Scouting for Africa 2020 is the name of this project conceived by Vogue Talents and African Fashion Foundation (AFF) with the support of IFFAC. African Fashion Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes African designers providing them with educational opportunities and the tools to succeed in the fashion industry.
AFF works as an incubator for these creatives and in order to nurture them it guides the designers throughout a mentorship programme, refining their ideas and showing them the right path to follow, with the purpose to uplift their career and become globally recognized.
In fact AFF has secured industry and educational partnerships to provide capacity building through educational opportunities such as workshops, online courses, and scholarships in addition to internship placements, work experience, mentoring, sales opportunities, access to industry leaders and insiders, and manufacturing and production assistance; while also creating new and sustainable jobs which have important spill-over eﬀects on other industries.
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The winner of this contest will have the opportunity to showcase his/her clothing creations or accessories in a special corner of Palazzo Cusani during Milan Fashion Week in September 2020.
Until 30th June 2020, all African designers, both residing in Africa and anywhere else in the world, can apply to be part of this scouting project by writing to the address firstname.lastname@example.org and including the following materials:
– images of the latest two collections specifying the relevant season;
– a biography;
– a list of stockists;
– the application (PDF form) which can be downloaded from Vogue.it/Vogue-Talents and must be properly completed.