Supermodel Oluchi will be a panelist at Columbia University’s 7th Annual African Economic Forum. The event will be held at Columbia University in New York City and takes place from March 26th-27th, 2010.
“African Fashion Going Global”
With the FIFA World Cup being hosted in South Africa this year, it seems like all eyes are on the continent, but they are not all looking at football. Fashion designers and others in the world of style are mesmerized by the trend of Afro-centricity, but as an African in the industry, do I have to stick to my roots to be successful? Given the current global recession, what opportunities do African countries have to capitalize on, as companies seek emerging markets with untapped potential? From business plan to clothing line, if you want to be in the fashion business, what do you need to know about entrepreneurship in this highly competitive industry?
Oluchi, Supermodel and the original Face of Africa
Busie Matsiko, Co-Founder, Fashion Indie Media
Aisha Obuobi, Designer and Founder, Christie Brown
Mimi Plange, Designer and Founder, Boudoir D’huîtres
Panel Moderator: Zandile Blay, Fashion Market Editor, Paper Magazine
Panel organized by Madonna Kendona and Osahon Akpata
~Visit the Africaeconomicforum.com for more information/to purchase tickets.
~Photocredit: Bauer Griffin