The African Union Commission hosted the 2nd African edition of the Africa Fashion Reception at its headquarters in Addis Ababa few days ago. It was a glamorous event attended by 600 select guests made up of African and non-African Ambassadors, leaders of the various international organizations, top government functionaries, captains of industries, local and international media and top fashion practitioners from around the African continent The African Union Commission’s Chairperson was ably represented by the Deputy Chairperson, His Excellency, Quesi Quartey. The welcome address was delivered by Her Excellency, Mrs Amira Elfadil, Commissioner for Social Affairs of the African Union.
In his address, Lexy Mojo Eyes, CEO of Legendary Gold Limited, Co-organizers of the Africa Fashion Reception explained that building bridges by creating free trade and partnerships among fashion practitioners throughout the African continent formed one of the objectives of the conference. Other objectives include; attracting global attention to Africa’s very rich and diversified dress culture which can be explored as a catalyst for the social economic growth of the continent’s garment/textile industry.