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Female entrepreneurs took center stage at Dakar Fashion Week

Annika Hammerschlag
Female entrepreneurs took center stage at Dakar Fashion Week

Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger—some of the many male designers who create clothes for women – often headline the fashion weeks of the West. At Dakar’s 17th annual fashion week, which ended Sunday, not only were 80% of the featured designers were African women—the show is run by Adama Ndiaye, a female Senegalese designer and entrepreneur. Adama Ndiaye, founder of Dakar Fashion Week, wears an orange dress by Simone & Elise.