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The African Fashion Industry Continues To Experience Growth | Torino Fashion Week 2020

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Over seven days in the summer Turin hosts fashion events. Turin’s fashion week is now entering its fifth edition. As always, the programme includes Torino Fashion Match to promote business opportunities. “Taking Turin to the world and bringing the world to Turin.” This is the mission that drives Torino Fashion Week, founded in 2016 by Claudio Azzolini, Chairman of TModa. The event’s historical references are rooted in the period between 1800 and 1900, when Turin was the fulcrum of culture in Italy. As the Savoy kingdom’s capital, Turin was a major hub of creativity, and in 1911 it hosted a grand fashion pavilion during the International Exposition of Industry and Labour. This background animates the city’s fashion event today, which features a seven- day programme of international runways.

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An ideal platform for promoting small and medium-sized fashion brands – the heart of Italian excellence – Torino Fashion Week also includes the secondary b2b project called Torino Fashion Match. This brokerage rendezvous is made possible with the support of Unioncamere Piemonte, which is the regional association of Piedmont’s Chambers of Commerce and a member of Enterprise Europe Network, the most important European
support network for business innovation and development. In 2019, Torino Fashion Week welcomed 222 designers on its runways.

For the very first time, 20 Fashion Designers from West Africa will be gracing Torino’s runways, as LOSODE, an e-commerce platform, partners with the organisers and the international community to make this happen. LOSODE is focused on empowering developing African Fashion Designers as well as the growing African Fashion Industry.

‘Exposure for African Fashion designers and seeing them on international platforms is genuinely where the heart of LOSODE lies, Torino promises to be exciting and the networking opportunities are phenomenal’; says LOSODE CEO and founder Ade Ajose – Adeyemi.

The seven-day event is filled with exciting workshops, networking events and opportunities to interact with international buyers for attendees. The LOSODE team with support from international organisations such as Fashionomics Africa is actively working to facilitate a successful experience for the brands by working with the group to secure visas, negotiate group fares for flights, discounted hotel accommodation as well as ensuring that brands are adequately prepared for the event.

For further information and a detailed package, please email [email protected]
or call +234 (0) 8169 668 333. Designers are encouraged to register their interest and send in photos of previous collections by the 28th of February 2020.

Press Release from LOSODE –

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