We will be celebrating our APPEARANCE Event during the 23 – 25 September 2022 in Hamburg. Our event explores how colonialism, racism and capitalism interact in fashion through a discursive, performative and artistic programme. The focus is on a critical engagement with fashion’s colonial past, coloniality and its continuities in our present. 

For this reason, we mainly want to present marginalised positions of BIPoC as well as „fashion“ practices from the Global South, e.g. through performance installations/workshops/exhibitions. While highlighting „alternative“ views, we also discuss contemporary issues related to these practices in the here and now. We will look at the existing structures through a decolonial and power-critical lens and discuss the implications and relations of knowledge through art and fashion. What does it need to deconstruct fashion? 

Since 10 years we have been showcasing over hundreds of brands and we have been active in east and west Africa. Our consistency led us to built a platform that connects, educates, informs and inspires.

Designers from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda and more will be part of this years celebration. Stay tuned and watch the space! 

We will have some fine beats from @Nerima Groove and some food design by Magdasfoodprogramme .

A big thank you to our partners Goethe Institut Hamburg, Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg and collaboration partners Design Zentrum Hamburg, Emolyne, freistil Rolf Benz and Einhorn. 


Location | Design Zentrum Hamburg, Hongkongstr. 5, 20457 Hamburg (Entrance Elbpromenade)


Opening hours | Friday – Sunday

23. September 2022     | 16.00 – 23.00
24. September 2022     | 11.00 – 23.00
25. September 2022     | 11.00 – 20.00


Cover Picture @shekudo