Post Fashion Week – What responsibility does the Fashion industry have to depict our society?
Many fashion brands posted black squares this spring but post fashion week in Copenhagen and Stockholm, we still wonder how many of them are prepared to actually make a change. Brands continue to exotify and appropriate yet claim they support the BLM movement. This discussion is to let three black women active in the industry talk about their experiences, thoughts and most of all – what they think need to change within the structures for black lives to really matter in fashion.
Gillian Benneh – the host of Nea Onnim Podcast – The podcast aims to change the narrative on Africa – from ‘charity case’ to showcasing the abundance and richness of African culture through the exploration of Adinkra symbols.
Gillian has been creating digital products for over 20 years. Specializing in Project Management, she has developed solutions for clients such as Nestle, IBM, Ford, Audi, BBC, and Channel 4. In 2012 Gillian relocated to the Middle East, where she worked for 7 years. Gillian is a SheSays London chapter lead and has been active on Creative Panels across Africa.
American Danish Actor Amelia Hoy graduated from the acclaimed conservation The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2015, and now works internationally.
She is starring in the Antarctic drama series ‘The Head’ in 2020. Amelia has also hosted content for Copenhagen Fashion Week and Copenhagen Fashion Summit for several years, also interviewing talent, press, and international fashion professionals.
Dina Yassin, Founder & Creative Director of the recently launched Efro & Co, was born in Sudan to Eritrean parents, raised in the UAE, and lived in London & New York City.