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African Fashion Show gets an A+

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Natal talked to Samson Joseph, manager of the African Fashion Show, and two other fashion designers, Sarah Jackson and Gracy Orla Ticout.

Samson Joseph is South Sudanese born and fled his country to Egypt due the crisis in the Sudan. From Egypt, he moved to Australia in 2004 to pursue further studies and better life.

Samson’s love for interior designs, architecture and beautiful houses led to establishing his business: A + Fashion.

This year’s African Fashion show was huge; it featured four different designers showcasing their dresses, three dance groups and four music performances.

Fashion designer Sarah Jackson, also from South Sudan, moved to Australia in 2005 to pursue further education and focus on design.

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Sarah says she is studying fashion design at MSIT College and hopes to get her company label more recognized in the near future.

Gracy Orla Ticout moved to Australia from France in 2010 to study Hospitality Management.

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She created her fashion line, ‘Orla Dee’ to present African design and to see the African princes to blossom in the African community and mainstream Australian society. She also works in one of Brisbane’s best restaurants.

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Orla Dee

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Young Africans ask, “Should Africans retain their culture or give it up in Australia?”

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Chipo, Desire and Paul

Chipo, Desire and Paul

Flora and Louis

Flora and Louis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The annual Africa Day celebrations in Brisbane were over the weekend, showcasing our local African community’s talent, food and minds.

Throughout the day was a forum where Africans spoke on various issues affecting their community.

I went along to the first session which posed the question – Should Africans retain or lose their culture?

On the panel were five young Africans living in Brisbane who were assigned specific views on the discussion topic.

Chipo, Flora, Desire, Louis and Paul spoke on a range of topics like multiculturalism, family, food, fashion, and the concept of “African time”.


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Africa Day stalls

Africa Day stalls

Africa Day art

Africa Day art

Rosa Hirakata: Growing up in Peru, fashion design in Japan, living in Australia

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You may know Rosa Hirakata as one of the Spanish-speaking hosts of the Latin American program on Radio 4EB.

Hailing from Peru, Roa is the granddaughter of Japanese migrants who came to Peru at the turn of the last century. She tells us about Japanese migration to Peru in her grandparents’ day, becoming inspired by Japanese fashion when she visited the country, and winding up working for a Japanese fashion company that took her to Australia.

 


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