A handful of models who inherited the creator of round shapes were featured in the Congo fashion week festival in Kinshasa, the Congolese capital. Dressed by designers from the continent, these women have not only highlighted their beauty, they have also amazed the view.
« My collection is called silhouette, as you have seen so well. I wanted to show the graceful forms, the beautiful forms of our African women. They were voluptuous, very very pretty. So that’s what I wanted to show, that’s what inspired me, the beautiful shapes of our African women. « , Said Martine Dabiré, one of the designer of the evening.
Feeling honored is a pleasure and increases self-confidence as Tania Kifuga says: « This is the first time ever. It’s really nice to see that we are taken into account, that we are not sidelined. «
« It’s really nice to see that we are taken into account, we are not sidelined »
« And finally this standard of beauty that we wanted to keep with thin and tall women, they do not represent all women. We are diverse, we deserve to be all represented « . Add another designer present at the party.
For the founder of Congo fashion week, putting the woman in the spotlight refers to promoting another image of the female body in general and more particular that of the African woman with more buxom but attractive forms « . It was time that we could celebrate the woman I do not call round, but that I call the generous woman. We should celebrate the woman who has generosity in her forms. We had to celebrate it, « she said.
Became for just over two years the only major meeting of Congolese know-how in style and fashion, the eighth edition of Congo Fashion Week held from October 29 to November 2, 2019 and themed « Congo with style « , was marked by a diversity of creations.