Designer Adama Paris's show during Senegal's Dakar Fashion Week was inspired by nature and all things sustainable.
Featuring 20 designers who showcase handmade collections, the fashion week sent across a strong message for the world. Take a look!
IMAGE: The show, which was held in the open, had a good turnout.
Seen here is a model wearing an Adama Paris creation.
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IMAGE: A glimpse of the hair and make up section that was open air as well.
IMAGE: Models get their make up done backstage.
IMAGE: Set just outside Dakar, the fashion show took place in a field of baobabs.
IMAGE: The mood is set for the fashion week. A model adjusts her earring backstage.
IMAGE: With sunlight steaming on their faces, these models paint a stunning picture as they showcase creations by Senegalese Designer Bobo by Sag.
IMAGE: As the sun sets, the models strut their stuff on the open ramp wearing silhouettes by Guinea Bisau Designer Bibas.
IMAGE: Take a look at the stunning play of light at this eco-friendly show.
IMAGE: The queens of the catwalk get ready to shimmer under the limelight.
IMAGE: The garments at the fashion week were handmade and not mass produced in factories.
IMAGE: Models wear traditional Tukouleur outfits.
IMAGE: Models take a break between shows. While the fashion week was touted to be as eco-friendly as possible, critics did mention that the sight of plastic bottles lying around the venue was very disheartening.
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