Milan Fashion Week’s overall contribution to a better fashion future tends to be modest, but here's an exception.

Milan Fashion Week’s overall contribution to a better fashion future tends to be modest, with the exception of Ethical Fashion Initiative’s recurring MFW showcase of African-rooted ethical designers in and out of Milan. This season, MaXhosa by Laduma, Mimi Plange, Sindiso Khumalo and Sophie Zinga were selected to showcase their SS16 collections in the shop windows of the city’s renowned high end fashion destination Biffi Boutique. The ethically made designs were made up of “African-inspired” patterns and fabrics applied to high fashion silhouettes – well reflecting the initiative’s aim to connect skilled but marginalized African artisans with the world of luxury fashion, whilst promoting the (some say) disappearing craftsmanship aspect to high fashion. Read more and see all displays here.

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