The Fashion Africa Now Podcast ignites interesting conversations with designers, creatives, historians, researchers, fashion players and industry experts on what fashion in African is today, systematically digging into its past and more importantly, shaping its future.

#4 EPISODE 2 December 2020The Responsibility To Be Different: Buki Akomolafe & Cherie Birkner

Making a difference in fashion. 2016 appears to be a pivotal year for both our guests; Buki Akomolafe founded fashion brand, BUKI AKOMOLAFE in 2016, describing her label as a cross-cultural bridge between two different worlds. Cherie Birkner exited the fast fashion scene in 2016, then shortly after founded the online platform, Sustainable Fashion Matterz, providing solutions and campaigns on sustainable fashion. While both have taken very different avenues within fashion in Germany, their passion to educate and spread awareness of sustainability in an authentic way is evident. While Africa is not a global competitor in fast fashion, we can draw on parallels of the sustainable fashion scene as well as longer lasting high-end artisanal production.

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Introducing Fashion Africa Now's Podcast Host

Meet Beatrace Angut Oola, founder of Fashion Africa Now and our F.A.N Podcast host. With strong credentials in fashion and the arts, working for some of the world’s esteemed fashion brands, our Ugandan-German host is also a speaker, curator, guest lecturer and founder of a creative consulting agency, APYA Productions. Beatrace ignites and stewards candid and untold stories of talent from Africa and the diaspora, as well as those shaping the sustainable fashion scene.

Introducing Fashion Africa Now's Podcast

The first episode of Fashion Africa Now Podcast will drop soon, and Beatrace Angut Oola will be airing every second Wednesday. Here’s a quick taste of what’s to come. Stay tuned…

About The Podcast

The fusion of rich and diverse sub-nations, cultures, ideas and talents from the African continent, and by extension the African diaspora has produced irresistible trend-setting fashion, styles, aesthetics, sounds and a way of life globally. Yet in the shadows of this allure the conflict between slow fashion, sustainability in Africa and fast fashion is a conversation to be encouraged.

“The Fashion Africa Now Podcast will be hosted by Beatrace Angut Oola, an interdisciplinary fashion curator and advocate, out of Germany. Beatrace has spearheaded the conversation around inclusivity, curated exhibitions in Europe and Africa and has also championed the best in class practitioners in Africa and the Diaspora, to name a few of her activities.  read more


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