Dakar Fashion Week Brings Clothing Style 'Again Where It Belongs' – Voice of America

Fashion Week is a clothes trade occasion held in a number of main cities all over the world that brings consideration to clothes design and merchandise.

The cities maintain their occasions at totally different instances of the yr. Throughout these weeks, designers and different members of the vogue trade come collectively in locations like Paris, Tokyo and New York.

The occasions give inventive individuals in these cities an opportunity to share their tradition and new clothes kinds with the world.

Final week, Senegal’s capital, Dakar, held its Fashion Week. One of the most important occasions was free to the general public though it confirmed expensive vogue merchandise.

The present known as the “Avenue Present.” It occurs yearly in an bizarre neighborhood of town.

Senegalese designer Adama Paris began the Dakar Fashion Week and created the Avenue Present. She informed VOA it's her favourite present of the week as a result of she will get to take vogue again to the streets the place, she stated, it belongs.

The Dakar Fashion week has been occurring for 15 years. Most of its reveals are in massive, expensive lodges, and so they usually cost individuals rather a lot of cash to attend.

However the Avenue Present is open to the general public. This yr it was in a neighborhood known as Niary Tally. Exercise surrounded the out of doors space the place the present came about. Throughout the road, public buses picked up and dropped off passengers. Throughout, clothes sellers offered their merchandise.

A person named Moussa Diouf positioned his assortment of footwear on the market on a wall subsequent to the stage. A girl named Nicole Coly offered vibrant fabric from her small retailer on the road nook.

Adama Paris stated she loves that the Avenue Present can present younger individuals in neighborhoods like Niary Tally what they may be capable of do sooner or later.

“For the years coming, I need this present to change into extra fashionable as a result of it’s necessary to encourage the younger individuals and are available to this road with excessive vogue,” she stated.

Greater than 30 designers from 9 nations attended Dakar Fashion Week. Eleven of them got here to point out their work on the Avenue Present.

A number of meters from the place the designers and fashions ready for the present, native tailor Al Hassane Diallo watched carefully. The 25 yr-previous stated he hoped to study rather a lot from the occasion.

“I see what's new. I see one thing that I didn’t learn about earlier than,” Diallo stated.

Two younger ladies watching from down the road stated they love Adama Paris for what she does. One of the 2, Marie Beye, added, “[Paris] may have chosen a pleasant resort [for this fashion show], however she loves her nation.”

As music performed and the present began, kids gathered near the stage and cheered the totally different clothes designs. The individuals watching danced alongside to a French music known as “Dressed Like By no means Earlier than,” whereas the fashions walked by in gold-coloured clothes.

One other designer confirmed uncommon clothes that used a wax fabric frequent in West African clothes. It is hottest amongst younger individuals in areas like Niary Tally.

This yr, 100 fashions took half on the street parade. That was greater than in any earlier yr.

“I don’t wish to … simply do a low cost or little present,” stated Paris. She stated she deliberate the Niary Tally vogue occasion to be identical to any of the extra expensive ones. “I simply wish to do exactly truly what we’re doing in fancy locations.”

After the road parade, the style phases transfer to a expensive resort. However for one evening, a neighborhood like Niary Tally has an opportunity to shine.

I’m Pete Musto.

Ricci Shryock reported this story for VOA Information. Pete Musto tailored it for Studying English. Mario Ritter was the editor. Is there a Fashion Week in your nation? What varieties of occasions occur throughout that week? We wish to hear from you. Write to us within the Feedback Part or on our Facebook page.


Phrases in This Story

voguen. the enterprise of creating and promoting garments in new kinds

out of doorsadj. accomplished, used, or situated exterior a constructing

encouragev. to make somebody wish to do one thing

mannequin(s) – n. somebody who's paid to put on clothes or jewellery in images and vogue reveals so that individuals will see and wish to purchase what's being worn

tailorn. an individual who makes males's garments which can be measured to suit a selected individual

waxn. a tough substance that turns into gentle when it's heated and that's used to make varied merchandise

low costadj. of low high quality

fancyadj. very costly and trendy

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