The colourful and rich tapestry of African fashion styles that have been globally exhibited on the runways of London, Paris, New York and Milan is the talking point of this week's African Voices.
The 30-minute magazine programme, sponsored by the data grandmasters, Globacom, will x-ray the African fashion industry which is reportedly worth over $31 billion. Globacom said in a press statement that this weekend’s edition of the programme would give viewers insight into the activities of new trendsetters in the continent’s burgeoning fashion industry.
African Voices is broadcast on the Cable News Network(CNN) at 10.30 a.m. on Fridays, and it is repeated at 2.30 p.m. on Saturdays and at 12.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. on Sundays. Interested viewers can also catch the show on Mondays at 11:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays at 5.30 a.m.
According to CNN, those to be featured in the programme are Jenke Ahmed Tailly, Karim Tassi and Katherine-Mary Pichulik.
“We will start with a fashion icon out of Ivory Coast who is hoping to shake up the industry with his African heritage. And then we head to Morocco where a fashion designer is imprinting his city's rich culture on crafty clothing, while also being inspired by international elements,” CNN stated.
Jenke Ahmed Tailly is an Ivorian and is regarded as one of the most influential stylists in the industry. He is a fashion editor, stylist, and consultant and works with heavyweights such as pop icons Beyonce and Kanye West as well as reality TV star, Kim Kardashian.
The second guest on the programme is Karim Tassi, a Moroccan fashion designer reputed for his rich combination of indigenous fashion culture and international motif and described as putting into practice the motto "Art is born of the intermingling of cultures." His style plays on the diversity and richness of contrasts; the mixing of cultures is his main source of inspiration