Ladybrille Exclusive: Fashion Business Angola, Biggest Fashion & Beauty Expo in Africa!

Ladybrille designers, stylists, models, photographers and all stakeholders in the industry, has received the exclusive on the first and biggest ever fashion and beauty expo on the continent of Africa. The event ‘Fashion Business Angola’ will see the continent of Africa, for the first time, truly being about the business of fashion and how to move the continent forward. The Fashion Business Angola will be held December 9th – 12th, 2010 in Luanda, Angola. See details below.


In a co-organization between FIL – International Fair of Luanda – and the Ministry of Mining and Geology and Industry, the Fashion Business Angola 2010 exhibition is bringing together over 130 exhibitors in fashion, apparel, costume, jewelery, accessories and beauty. Concurrently, more than twenty designers from across the continent as well as world-renowned designers from Brazil and Portugal will be holding daily shows.

Taking place over four days at the FIL – International Fair of Luanda , designers like David Tlale, Marianne Fassler, Kluk CGDT, Stoned Cherrie, Craig Port, Craig Native, Undacova and Dax Martin swimwear will be showing and exhibiting alongside other designers from the continent. These include (but are not limited to) Mickley Banda from Zambia, Taibo Bacar from Mozambique, Anna Ngann Yonn from Cameroon, and Soucha from Egypt.

Isilda Pelicano, Fatima Lopes and Nuno Baltazar will be showing from Portugal.

“This is the first time an event of this kind will be happening in Africa,” says Mr Matos Cardoso, the President of the Board of FIL Angola, and the man behind Fashion Business Africa. “Angola is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, as such it is the perfect locale to celebrate fashion on the continent.”

“Fashion Business Angola is not just about shows. It’s about the business of networking designers, manufacturers and retailers across Africa and promoting African resources on African soil to a local and international audience.”

“Fashion Business Angola is the biggest event of this kind on the continent,” says Jan Malan of Umzingeli, the show’s Fashion Director “It is wonderful to be involved with this vision, to work on something of this scale with this infrastructure.”

A United Nations selection of models will be taking place in the show with over 36 girls and boys from across the globe.

For more information please contact [email protected] or 083 375 6275

About Mr Matos Cardoso

Mr. Matos Cardoso is a successful Angolan entrepreneur who, among other activities, assumed the challenge of managing and “recreating” FIL – International Fair of Luanda. He took over in 2005 when he was President of the Board: FIL. What started as an organisation of 3 – 4 events a year, will be showcasing 12 Annual Events in 2011 – showing the best of local and international product to a local and international audience. Fashion Business Angola will be the inaugural event for showcasing fashion.

Mr Cardoso is also the President of the Board of ANIFIL – Angola Business Center, a joint venture between FIL and ANIP (The Agency for the International Investment in Angola ), a company created in 2010.

About the Fashion Business Angola Campaign

Working on the Fashion Business Angola campaign is Stina Persson, the acclaimed Swedish illustrator. Stina has completed works for Flaunt, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue Nippon, Nylon and corporate clients including Coca-Cola, Bloomingdales and Absolut.

Ladybrille Magazine

Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.

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