In the UK, August really is turning into a month long celebration of African fashion and culture. Now in its 3rd year, Passion for Motherland promises a vibrant showcase of fashion, poetry and live music. While everyone aims to have fun on the evening, there is a serious set of causes underpinning the event. Africa fashion caught up with founder and award winning model, Lisette Mibo, to find out more.
“At Passion For Motherland, we believe in showcasing African fashion, music and the arts in a professional and sophisticated manner”, Lisette told us.
Funds raised from the event go toward projects in her homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo. We asked Lisette what kind of changes she would like to see happen as a result of events like this.
“We want to see and encourage upcoming designers in Congo”, she explained. “To help them further develop their skills. As the quality of their work increases, so does the value of having a ‘Made in Africa’ logo on products. We want that brand to mean ‘amazing fashion products with a superb finish'”.
The event itself takes place at the famous Hackney Town Hall in London’s East End on 21st August 2015, with the doors opening at 6pm. It will be co-hosted by Randy Kabson and Big Brother’s Heaven Afrika – so it will definitely be lively!
Tickets are now on sale, with a limited number of ‘Early Bird’ ones at just £8 – available from Eventbrite.
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“If you want to become more involved, then we really encourage people to volunteer!”, said Lisette with a smile.