ONE is turning to its community of artists, friends, members and staff for their top picks on creative works that have enhanced their knowledge and understanding of the richness of African culture and arts. Today we have a recommendation from Anna Getaneh (bio below):
ARISE, the world’s first magazine on global African style, culture, business and politics, has partnered with Africa Fashion International (AFI) to present ARISE Africa Fashion Week. The fashion world has always looked to Africa for creative inspiration and ARISE fashion week provides a platform for African designers to take centre stage.
A few weeks ago, the First Arise Africa Fashion Week was held in Johannesburg. Coinciding with the FIFA Confederations Cup, this was the first time over 50 designers, from all over Africa came together and presented their latest collection in over 25 shows. It was a great launch, a great platform for young, emerging and established designers to showcase their work and network with leaders in the fashion industry.
Please check out http://www.africanfashionint.com/ to learn more.
Anna Getaneh is a former acclaimed international model, a humanitarian and cultural entrepreneur. She is the Creative Director and Founder of African Mosaique, a Johannesburg-based international enterprise that manufactures and promotes high-end African inspired clothing and accessories. It does this while celebrating African fashion, art and culture.
Anna’s hallmark is her passion about children and development. Most notable she has spearheaded the establishment of The Ethiopian Children’s Fund a US 501c3 not-for-profit development organization formed in the US, and a registered NGO in Ethiopia in 1997. To date, close to $2 million has been raised and invested in the ECF Village Project, an integrated development project for children and young people in Aleltu, 55km north of Addis Ababa. ECF Village comprises a school, a clinic, a feeding centre, a vocational centre and an environmental program. It provides various education, health and nutrition services for 400 poor, vulnerable children, mostly orphans.