Here’s a little piece I did for le cool magazine – le cool are a weekly digital magazine doing the round up of what’s happening in fair Dublin.

The article is about the upcoming Africa Fashion Week in the RDS this weekend.

“Fashion has always had a soft spot for the tribal – the ‘new’ ethnic is an annual fixture on the catwalk. However, the homage is always a little forced, a little tokenistic… photo shoots with 10ft models laconically draped over mud-huts or wading through croc-infested waters. Tribal always represented ‘the other’. Well Dublin is hosting Africa Fashion Weekend this Friday and African style is most definitely occupying the centre. A mix of eminent and up-and-coming African designers will be showing their collections; including the prolific Eric Raisina, who has worked with fashion powerhouses Yves St Laurent and Gaultier, and the one-to-watch Afro-Chique, who fuses her Afro-Caribbean heritage with the urban street-style of London. Eight designers are featured over the course of the weekend providing a truly immersive African fashion experience”.

RDS, Bewleys Hotel, Ballsbridge, 2nd, 3rd April. €25

Shows start 7pm sharp