An exhibition entitled “On the thread” on embroidery and weaving will be opened this Thursday at the Fundamental Institute of Black Africa (IFAN) in Dakar, in the first gallery outside the walls of 19M, dedicated to crafts and fashion launched by French luxury house Chanel in 2021 in Paris.
According to Chanel, this event is a continuation of its art’s job fashion show, organized for the first time in Africa and precisely in Dakar in early December.
Among the artists participating in this exhibition, most of them West Africans is the young Malian Alassane Koné. The artist told the media that his inspiration comes from his environment and the links he makes with others. Alassane Koné always had the ambition to present his exhibitions outside his country.
Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s fashion president, welcomed the event and the artistic and creative collaboration with Dakar. He added that the aim was to get artists from all walks of life to work together and demonstrate their creativity.
According to one of the organizers of the event, there are handcrafts in Senegal that were perhaps forgotten and that will be brought to light.