Fashion Fund 2018 Ivory Coast

The Finalists




Woman’s capacity to change, adapt and adjust to her environment is celebrated in Amara’s collection, Chameleon. This ability to adjust without too much difficulty is within the nature woman: she has known how to thrive in diverse environments for a long time. Female sensitivity and consciousness of emotion make her brave, ambitious, beautiful, ferocious and dynamic.


Le Petit Monde de Guillaine: A mix of art and elegance


Guillaine wanted to create a collection of outfits fit for a parade. In Le Petit Monde de Guillaine, she has created garments that are elegant, sensational and strong, yet out of the ordinary. Her collection shows that art, fashion and elegance can be worn beautifully. Guillaine incorporated theatrical details into each of her outfits, such as artificial flowers, paper, feathers and lace.


The Queen: A collection that makes you strong and unique


“A woman is love, glory and hope; to the children she guides, to the comforted man. She lifts the heart and calms suffering, like a spirit of heaven on the exiled land, ” says Gerard de Nerval. This is what Wahouie would like to demonstrate through our creation ‘THE QUEEN’. Indeed, ‘THE QUEEN’ is a collection that pays homage to women in general and in particular, to the woman of Africa. Whether in the public eye or anonymous, the black woman is one who remains a source of inspiration to us. Long aggrieved, marginalised and left behind, we reinvent her through this collection. The collection highlights a woman who is what we consider a ‘Workingirl’. In other words, a ‘boss’, a handyman, a woman, assigned to ‘male trades’ to prove herself in order to earn the honour and respect of those around her.



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Fashion Fund 2018 - The Interview Rounds

By September 30, the Fashion Fund Team had received over 600 portfolios from fashion creatives based in Africa and many other places around the world. It was an enormous challenge to choose from so many great designers. The candidates who presented the most remarkable designs in the most interesting ways and who showed the most potential were invited for interview.

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Vlisco very proudly announces the winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2018

During the last week in November, the Global Jury reviewed the creations of the 21 finalists and reached its decision on which seven contestants would be crowned winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2018.

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