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 organisation 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
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.
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.
More information about the board members are available on:
The Africa Fashion Fund is an
organization that empowers fashion designers from Africa and its diaspora 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.
The African Fashion Fund (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 application for submissions open on iffa-c.com.