By Soma Njie and Annie Achieng
We are pleased to announce that the highly anticipated annual fashion event FASHION WEEKEND GAMBIA is set to take place on the 6th-7th of December 2019. As the finest domestic and international fashionistas prepare to descend upon Gambia for the eagerly awaited annual fashion event, this year FWG promises a packed schedule of fresh, innovative and creative talent and of course the biggest Gambian Designers at their very best. Our audience can expect the unexpected, as our designers explore yet another unique creative theme: “AFRO REVOLUTION”.
We have a few surprises in store this year to entice our audience. We’re still committed to our mission of promoting home-grown talent and this year we’ve opened our doors to a hand-picked selection of new and emerging Designers and Models who are poised to take the industry by storm.
The FWG Team is more dedicated than ever to push creativity and entrepreneurism through Fashion and will therefore continue to work hard, ensuring our designers have access to this platform in order to showcase, promote and sell beautifully crafted fashion designs that are distinctly Gambian, to a worldwide audience.
FWG is proud to work with our official brand ambassador – the Face of FWG for our 8th edition: Fatou Sanneh.
Gambian born and bred model Fatou, not only has a dynamic and highly engaging personality, she also encapsulates FWG’s brand ethos, blending her beauty with intelligence, cultural pride, go-getting attitude and her unmatched work ethic. She captures what we hope Gambian Youths embrace and what we, as a brand impress upon our youth ambassadors and beneficiaries. To top all of this off, she is a passionate advocate for natural hair, skin and takes laudable pride in her African heritage.
This year marks our 8th edition and be well assured – we’re not resting on our laurels. We look to capitalize on the success and famously soulful vibe of last year’s FWG marketplace – this year we envision that it will grow to be as popular as our main showcase, so we promise to up the ante for even more positive reactions from our stall holders and audience.
We look forward to seeing you all and massively cherish your continuing support as well as your full appreciation of our bold vision of an empowered and flourishing Gambia.