The #BNSDigitalSummit: Mapping Africa’s Fashion Future which held on Saturday the 8th of August made one thing clear; the African fashion industry is growing in leaps; from the appreciation and promotion of local artisans to vast international recognition. All the discussions emphasised one common fact; the time has come to challenge the narrative used to describe Africa’s growing influence on the global stage.
BellaNaija Stylehosted 11 African industry leaders from around the world in editorial, public relations, fashion education and fashion design over a 4-hour virtual session to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities facing the fashion industry in Africa and beyond.
We’ve rounded up 5 unmissable quotes from Saturday’s event. Watch all the panel discussions here.