African Fashion Fund Welcomes Five New Board Members


African Fashion Fund Welcomes Five New Board Members

With a mission, to provide the highest quality of opportunities and experiences to African designers, the African Fashion Fund (AFF) has announced names of five new board members who have joined the organization to nurture more successful African designers in the global fashion industry and luxury market.

Appointed in May 2019, the new board members bring diverse expertise and reputation in the global fashion industry, as well as immense contribution to the luxury industry in Africa, as in line with AFF’s mission to develop the fashion industry in Africa and the diaspora

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The new board members include: deputy director of Vogue Italia and head of Vogue Talents, Sara Sozzani Maino, fashion business consultant, Julie Gilhart, Deputy Chairman of Accademia Costume & Moda, Lupo Lanzara, bestselling author, gifted songwriter and radio/television host, Michelle Mckinney Hammond and CEO of Paris London New York Events & Publishing, Sheikha Hend Faisal Al Qassimi.

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According to the founder of the African Fashion Fund, Roberta Annan, her team is excited to welcome and work with these board members and she is very optimistic about the future of African fashion.

African Fashion Fund Welcomes Five New Board Members

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The Africa Fashion Fund is an organization that empowers fashion designers from Africa and its diaspora so as to succeed in the global fashion industry and market. By providing designers with educational opportunities in partnership with established players in the fashion industry, AFF supports African designers’ professional success.

In short, African Fashion Fund Welcomes (AFF) recently collaborated with the UN ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) to launch a 100million Euro fund known as the Impact Fund For African Creatives (IFFAC). Through the fund, an accelerator program has also been launched to support emerging African brands with the application for submissions open on


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