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.
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.
Countdown to afro fashion week
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
Curator / Creative Director of RED-EYE
Fashion Storytelling & Nuovi media
Creative Director / Founder & Art Director of SANSOVINO6