Book Conversations 

CIAFE Book Conversations is a monthly event that will be taking place on Zoom. We will be joined by amazing authors not only from the continent and the diaspora, but authors who have published prominent fashion books. It is an open education event where you will be able to interact with different authors within the global fashion education community.

Book Conversations take place every month from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm GMT.

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Book Conversations - April 

On the 11th of April, we were joined by Elodie Rousselot, a Strategic Design Manager at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to discuss the book, 'The Circular Design for Fashion Book'. The live dialogue was an opportunity for our audience to learn more about contemporary circular fashion and ethical fashion practices in the industry.

Her conversation covered topics such as: 

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Book Conversations - January 

A recap of our book conversation with Helen Jennings!

In January, our executive director, Frederica Brooksworth was in sat down with Helen Jennings to discuss her brilliant book 'New African Fashion'. It was a very insightful session as Helen spoke about:

  • Her journey writing and publishing the book at a time when African fashion was rarely spoken about;

  • The beliefs and perspectives she challenged with concepts in her book;

  • Her role at Nataal Media; 

  • The lack of access to important African fashion literature by schools on the continent; and 

  • Other notable literature she has developed and contributed to on the state of African fashion


The session featured students, educators, heads of institutions, and authors, who had very interesting questions and contributions regarding the conversation and the state of African fashion education.