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4th Seychelles Fashion Week launched Keeping the momentum of the event despite the pandemic |27 November 2021

4th Seychelles Fashion Week launched  Keeping the momentum of the event despite the pandemic

PS Francis addressing the gathering during the launch ceremony (Photo: Louis Toussaint)

The fourth Seychelles Fashion week, the annual event aimed at bringing fashion lovers from around the world to our shores, was officially launched last night at L’escale Marina and Spa.

According to the organisers, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the fourth Fashion Week is aimed at keeping the momentum of the event which since last year has been held on a lower scale.

The Seychelles Fashion Week provides local designers with the opportunity to get more exposure as well as bring more importance to the fashion industry of our island nation.

It was principal secretary for Tourism, Sherin Francis, who officially launched the event in the presence of the Minister for Youth, Sports and Family Marie-Celine Zialor, principal secretary for Culture Cecile Kalebi, chief executive of the Seychelles Fashion Week Terry Carolla, designers, models and sponsors.

Mrs Francis said the event is gathering momentum and going from strength to strength, becoming part and parcel of the international fashion scene and placing our islands squarely on its calendar.

She added that Seychelles is a natural home to fashion, on account of the fact that we are a cosmopolitan nature, born of many different ethnicities and cultures.

She also noted that the Seychelles Fashion Week is a vital platform for the development of the Seychelles fashion industry, and also to promote Seychelles as a tourism destination, from a fashion perspective.

The event, she said, also links us to the international fashion scene, while it is also an important catalyst for raising the bar for local designers to produce high quality lines of clothing for international markets.

Mrs Francis added that the event also helps to create alternative sources of revenue as a potential economic substitute, while creating employment within the local fashion industry.

During the fashion show, there will be a panel of experts who will discuss the Seychelles fashion industry, financing and how the pandemic is affecting the livelihood of designers.



Roland Duval

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