African Designer workshop in Ghana © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

Vogue Fashion's Night Out

In September 2014, the Ethical Fashion Initiative and Biffi Boutiques partnered for the second time to introduce African fashion to Milan’s Vogue Fashion’s Night Out. Stella Jean and five West African designers participated in the event: Anita Quansah, Christie Brown, duaba serwa, MO SAIQUE, Lisa Folawiyo. Each designer designed and produced a limited edition fashion item sold directly to customer at the event.

For the event, Biffi Boutiques shop windows were dedicated to the participating designers, infusing the streets of central Milan with the beat of African fashion.

Anita Quansah says of her participation: “Being part of the ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative is such a great privilege for any designer working towards making a remarkable difference and change in fashion. My experience and participation in Biffi Boutiques VFNO Milano and Altaroma’s Room Service, has truly been an unforgettable experience, that I’ll cherish forever”.

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