It will be held from December 7 to 10, 2022
After a “very successful” edition in Dakhla in 2018, the International Fashion Festival in Africa (FIMA 2022), created by Alphadi, will stop in the capital of the Kingdom in December, the organizers announced in Paris. In its 14th edition, from December 7 to 10, 2022, this unmissable event for creation will be organized on the occasion of the celebrations marking the festivities of “Rabat, African capital of culture”. It will be held under the theme “The synergy of cultures for the development of Africa”. “This event will be an opportunity to highlight the cultural identity of the African continent, as well as the economic potential, which will be at the center of the debates of the various meetings scheduled in the program, affirming its ambition to make culture a fundamental element in the construction of peace”, assured the goodwill ambassador of Unesco for innovation and African creation and founding president of the festival, Seidnaly Sidahmed Alphadi, during a press conference held at the headquarters of the Unesco. He indicated that “a major event, such as ‘Rabat, African Capital of Culture’, deserves the support of all of us, artists, men of letters, cultural actors and political and media decision-makers, in order to place us in the dynamics of the theme chosen for this edition”. “The relevance of the theme chosen challenges us from every point of view, because we are the bearers of a heritage whose richness is inestimable. It is up to us to bequeath to future generations this precious treasure in all its fullness, because it is undeniably an essential and fundamental tool for sustainable development and permanent peace”, he continued. For his part, the ambassador permanent representative of Morocco to Unesco, Samir Addahre, indicated that the FIMA goes beyond the framework of a “classic festival”, noting that it has an “integrated cultural vision”. He also noted that a new consciousness is emerging in Africa, particularly on the part of young people and even African leaders, affirming that Africa must emancipate itself and take charge of itself with its own means.
As a reminder, FIMA was created by Alphadi in 1998 in Niger. It aims to promote the emergence of a fashion and arts industry at the service of development, to capitalize on traditional African craftsmanship and to make Africa a hub for the fashion, arts industry. and culture.