Milan seeks to restore racial balance, as organizers start off the virtual event by showcasing the creations of African designers at the Open Milan Fashion Week.

The Italian city of Milan, popularly known for racial discrimination now seeks to bring about peace as they make African designers the opening highlight of the Open Milan Fashion Week virtual event.

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As part of the fight against racism and injustice, the organizers of the Milan Fashion Week have decided to mark this year’s virtual event with African designers at the top of the list.

Popularly known as “The Fab Five”, these designers have been Italian citizens since they were born.

What all of them have in common is their determination to carve a name for themselves in the fashion industry, as they have faced unimaginable obstacles just to succeed.

The ambitious debut designers are :

Joy Meribe, a 43-year-old Nigerian designer.African Designers Open Milan Fashion Week
A model wearing one of Joy Meribe’s creation

Cameroonian Gisele Claudia Ntsama.African Designers Open Milan Fashion Week
A model wearing one of Gisele’s creations

Fabiola Manirakiza, a 50-year-old designer from Burundi.
African Designers Open Milan Fashion Week

Fabiola Manirakiza

The Morocco Designer, Karim DoudiAfrican Designers Open Milan Fashion Week/ Karim Doudi

Karim Doudi from Morocco.

Mokodu Fall, the 45-year-old designer from SenegalAfrican Designers Open Milan Fashion Week/ mokodu
The Senegalese Designer, Mokodu Fall

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