As part of the ongoing African Innovation Week (AIW) 2019, a fashion show dubbed, Textile and Leather Innovation, takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
AIW 2019 is being hosted at the African Union Headquarters. It aims to create a functional platform for African policy makers, researchers, academics, private sector and international stakeholders that engage in fostering innovation and inclusive sustainable development in Africa.
The fashion show took place at the residence of Norway’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Merete Lundemo’s residence.
Prior to the runway show, panelists briefly discussed the challenge and opportunity of the fashion industry and how to network with African innovative designers and the rest of the world.
Innovative Ethiopian designes featured at the runway show included Boho chic by Lulit Johannes, Kunjina by Kunjina Tesfaye, Qemer by Yoadan and lulit, Roar apparel by lidia tameru, Meklit.me by Meklit Marsha and Zewed design by Bethelehem Abebe.
Diplomats, celebrities and government officials including Minister of Innovation and Technology, Dr Getahun Mekuria were among the guests that attended the runway show at Ambassador Merete Lundemo’s residence.