Designers, fashions and artists from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and different African international locations offered their designs on Thursday night time (June 30, 2022) in Goma in the course of the eighth version of the Liputa Style Present.
The occasion to advertise the style trade on the continent occurred in jap Congo, the place the battle has brought on mass deaths and displacement. This 12 months greater than ever, the present targeted on supporting peace by means of vogue and the humanities, with the purpose of exhibiting that the area has a lot to supply.
“Tonight we current our assortment that’s the range of colours, and in our assortment there are completely different colours and they’re colours that convey pleasure and hope within the lives of all these folks (victims of the battle within the area) who’ve suffered so much,” he stated. Stella Nitryca, who along with Juliette Nitryca, offered her “All of Us Creating” assortment.
As a result of violence within the area, the organizers have been involved that some folks touring from different international locations would cancel their participation. That was not the case, defined David Gulu, coordinator of the Liputa Style Present.
“We did it (the style present) to indicate that regardless of the struggle and our scenario, we nonetheless reside! And vogue additionally participated in its personal approach for peace within the East of the DRC and for Africa as a result of our occasion preaches the coexistence, he stated, including that folks proceed to work to develop the area.
Designers from South Africa, Senegal, the Central African Republic and Congo, in addition to fashions and musicians from different international locations attended the present, all carrying a message of hope and energy.
“The whites have introduced boundaries, borders, however we’re one folks, we’ve got the identical blood, the identical shade, we’re collectively,” stated Olga Nganzi Samba-Panza, a designer from the Central African Republic.