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Dakar Fashion Week Takes Style Back to the Streets

  • Ricci Shryock
One of Dakar Fashion Week’s biggest events is free and high-end - a fashion show in a working class neighborhood. The event’s founder, Senegalese designer Adama Paris, says the “Street Parade” is her favorite show of the week, because she gets to take fashion back to the streets where it belongs.
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A model walks the catwalk at Dakar Fashion Week's "Street Show," which is open to the public, June 29, 2017.
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A model walks the catwalk at Dakar Fashion Week's "Street Show," which is open to the public, June 29, 2017.

Local youth watch models on the catwalk at Dakar Fashion Week's "Street Show," which is open to the public, in the Niary Tally neighborhood. "Fashion is from the streets, so basically what we’re doing is taking back fashion where it belongs," says Dakar Fashion Week founder Adama Paris.
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Local youth watch models on the catwalk at Dakar Fashion Week's "Street Show," which is open to the public, in the Niary Tally neighborhood. "Fashion is from the streets, so basically what we’re doing is taking back fashion where it belongs," says Dakar Fashion Week founder Adama Paris.

A model for TIPI STYLE walks the catwalk at Dakar Fashion Week's "Street Show," which is open to the public, in the Niary Tally neighborhood of Dakar, June 29, 2017.
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A model for TIPI STYLE walks the catwalk at Dakar Fashion Week's "Street Show," which is open to the public, in the Niary Tally neighborhood of Dakar, June 29, 2017.

Local youth watch models on the catwalk at Dakar Fashion Week's "Street Show," which is open to the public, in the Niary Tally neighborhood, June 29, 2017.
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Local youth watch models on the catwalk at Dakar Fashion Week's "Street Show," which is open to the public, in the Niary Tally neighborhood, June 29, 2017.

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