Welcome to the future of fashion.

This July, we’ve invited a cohort of 36 young designers and top industry professionals to collaboratively build a more inclusive future of fashion at the Creative Studios Milano intensive workshop. Follow along with the journey right here and on our social.

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About the Program

Produced in partnership with Today at Apple, Creative Studios Milano is an important step in the Afro Fashion Association’s work towards the development of an ecosystem of equity for emerging and underrepresented talent. The program invites young people between the ages of 18-28 to join us for four weeks dedicated to creative innovation, guided by mentors who are changing the expressive codes of this sector. Learn, collaborate, and give life to your ideas under the guidance of some of the industry’s top talents:¬†Edward Buchanan, Gloria Maria Cappelletti, Michelle Ngonmo, and Macs Iotti. The resulting projects will be showcased during Fashion Week this September.

This project is completely free to participants. We prioritize participation by people of colour, women, people with a disability, refugees, trans, non-binary, and two-spirit people, and anyone else who has encountered difficulty accessing education or work in the fashion, art, or design industries.

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The Afro Fashion Association believes in the transformative potential of fashion, art, and culture as a means for cross-cultural exchange, empowerment, and sustainable economic development. Every change comes with a vision, and that is why we will never stop giving space to the Afro Fashion Association community.

Meet the Mentors

Michelle

Ngonmo

Overarching Mentor

Edward

Buchanan

OVERARCHING MENTOR

Gloria Maria

Cappelletti

Curator / Creative Director of RED-EYE
@gloriamariagallery 

Fashion Storytelling & Nuovi media

Edward

Buchanan

Creative Director / Founder & Art Director of SANSOVINO6
@edward_l_buchanan 

Fashion Design

Macs

Iotti

Founder & Creative Director of MACSIOTTI
@macsiotti

Branding & Communicazione integrata

Together we are building a new future of creativity

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