AltoRoma AltoModa, Rome’s fashion week, may not be as glamorous or high-profile as that of Paris, New York, and Milan, but it still offers some pretty rad runway shows. AltoModa is currently in full swing and earlier today, we already saw one show that really got our attention. It was called Africa to Rome, and we loved its colorful fashions as well as its unusual mission.
Africa to Rome is a result of a collaboration of the International Trade Center’s Ethical Fashion Initiative and Italy’s AltoRoma, and was designed to give global attention to African artisans. The Ethical Fashion Initiative is an ongoing UN mission that works to help women in Africa make their craftsmanship available to the market, and it’s an awesome, empowering way to fight poverty.
The Ethical Fashion runway show featured African designer brands Christie Brown, Kiki Clothing, Portenier Roth, and Stella Jean. The clothes were all made with ethically-sourced, handwoven materials made on the continent. Oh, and they were amazing.
It’s great to see fashion inspired by a good cause, and it’s also a refreshing take on clothing from the handful of top designers we see every other day of the year. Check out some of the best pieces from the Africa to Rome runway show below.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.