Putting the entertainment flair that normally goes with fashion events aside, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George has revealed that the major aim of the CommonWealth Fashion Week and Awards is to give fresh breath to African fashion, textile, leather industries.
CommonWealth Fashion Week and Awards scheduled for June 2021, by Globe Chambers of Commerce and Industries will be a confluence of Africa’s fashion related industries.
“We want to use the event to promote made in Africa fashion products. Cosmetics inclusive, fashion has become everything we do and it is one important industry that grows individuals and economies of nations” Buchi George said.
Billed for Kigali, Rwanda, CommonWealth Fashion Week and Awards will witness Africa Garments, Leather Industries and Textile Expo at the same period Common Wealth Head Of Government Meeting CHOGM will be taking place in Rwanda.
“We have done a couple of fashion events arounds the world in the past and this one is really exciting for us”
“Covid-19 pandemic saw CHOGM postponed to 2021 and we want to also take that advantage to spice things up with another event that will attract people from around the world”
“African fabrics for instance should be household items around the continent, but so bad that some of them have hardly left the shores of the owners’ countries. We want to share their heritage and we want to see people wearing them with pride around the world because in Africa, one thing we care so much about is our heritage which is what our fashion industries connote”, he said.
Beyond having lots of participants, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George is looking forward to making the event a fashion fair that will feature many countries of the continent and he believes that the economical impact will be very massive.