"Frican Fashion Gate can not be summed up in a simple brand: Is a LIFESTYLE, a way of being where we can all recognize ourselv"
African Fashion Gate (AFG) is a No Profit Association that supports a social and cultural development program conceived by Nicola Paparusso (Platinium) and sponsored by the Senegal Ministry of Culture and Communication
Our locations are in Dakar, Tunis, Denmark, Rome, Naples, Milan, Paris and the state of Delaware (USA). She received patronage from the Ministry of Culture and Communication of Senegal and the Banco di Napoli Foundation
We support the development of local models, artists and designers with the aim of creating the first West African Fashion and Design Academy in Dakar
AFG wants to create in Dakar the first Academy of Fashion and Costume and the first African Fashion Museum. Part of the proceeds of each initiative is preserved and invested in the development of these projects.
Accademia di Moda e Costume e Museo della Moda Africana
Les Cygnes Noirs
Within AFG there is also an ethical agency, Les Cygnes Noirs. The agency is composed exclusively of black models and models, and aims to increase the proportion of black models on international footbridges. Today, the percentage is less than 5%. The same mission as the protection of fundamental human rights is extended to the disabled, such as the blind
“We continue to develop local models, artists and designers with the goal of creating the first West African Fashion and Design Academy in Dakar”.
Among the venues of AFG, the Italian is distinguished from the others in order to include "La Moda Veste la Pace": a series of annual appointments including the Parade of the Decorative Arts of the Louvre in Paris, the parade in Dakar and An itinerant event in Italy.
Tomorrow, the African Fashion Gate stays in Rome for a promotional event. Many photographers arriving to capture AFG models come down from the world's most famous staircase "
LA REPUBBLICA, 11 Maggio 2017
The most important event of the format The Fashion Wears Peace is the World Congress of Women, Fashion and Design, whose aim is to bring together the great names of women in Fashion, Civil and Religious Institutions to discuss survivors discrimination in Sector and to promote peace among peoples.
There is a world of fashion that does not look to luxury, the gangways of Paris and New York, the famous brands, the great designers. It is a world that speaks of peace, solidarity, integration, anti-racism. It is the world of the African Fashion Gate (AFG), the non-profit association that was born with the goal of promoting the social and cultural development of Africa through fashion and art.
CORRIERE DELLA SERA, 1 Luglio 2016
Maria Maddalena Ianniello
Founder and membership
Abdul Aziz Mbaye
Special Adviser to the President of the Republic of Senegal
Writer, TV Producer and Director
Alex Kfoury Rabih
Ben Abdallah Gadiaga
International Trade Consultant
Ambassador AFG Delaware (USA)
Ambassador AFG Tunisia
Ambassador AFG Senegal in Italia
Ambassador Afg Senegal
Ambassador AFG Francia
Ambassador Equal Opportunities
Princess of Somalia