African Designer workshop in Ghana © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

Vogue Talents

In September 2014, the Ethical Fashion Initiative brought two West African fashion brands to Vogue Talents: Sophie Zinga from Senegal and Studio 189 from Ghana. Vogue Talents is a platform developed by Vogue Italia that features young emerging fashion designers from all over the world. To participate in the event, each designer is selected by Vogue Italia’s talent scouting team.

Sophie Zinga and Studio 189 met top fashion industry professionals at the weeklong event and received support an input from both the Ethical Fashion Initiative and Vogue Italia team.

Sophie Zinga said: “I am grateful to have collaborated with EFI and to have the opportunity to present my S/S 15 collection at Vogue Talents in the presence of the fashion industry’s key protagonists. These are the types of collaborations and initiatives which will be fundamental in revolutionizing the vastly growing African fashion industry.”