Waridi Schrobsdorff was born in Kenya and has lived in Berlin for many years. She writes for VOGUE about the (fashionable) talents of Africa. In this text, she presents her work with the FA254 platform and four upcycling labels.
Fashion Africa 254 is a platform I founded, based in Berlin. I am aiming to rebrand Africa focusing on its emerging designers, styles and creative movers. Who are shaking the continent up by bridging Africa with German-speaking countries and vice versa. Working as an African Fashion advocate in Germany has been an enriching journey. Starting in 2013/14 with the first edition of ADFT (“African Designers for Tomorrow”), a collection of 15 selected designers from across the African continent were displayed and sold at Lodenfrey, a fashion department store in Munich.
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