Congolese designer, Adriana Talansi’s dream became reality in 2014 when she launched her first collection “Simple and Sublime” in Angola.
What has been your challenge as a designer in Africa?
Adriana Talansi: Trying to change the vision of people who are used to traditional cuts and make them discover African Haute Couture.
What does fashion mean to you?
Adriana Talansi: Fashion defines our personality and what we are, the way we dress defines us in a certain way it is not just bits of fabrics.
Most unforgettable experience as a designer.
Adriana Talansi: Certainly in London during the AFWL 2017, the place of the event really changed podiums that I had known in the past, it was really beautiful and amazing.
Tell us about the collection you intend to showcase on AFWN runway
Adriana Talansi: I am expecting a lot of reactions because I wanted to represent our identity as Africans. That’s why I called this collection “Identity”. I consider each piece artistically and not as a garment.
How do you feel about the growing number of designers in Africa?
Adriana Talansi: I think it’s a very good thing and it helps creativity and pushes us as creators to always push our imagination.
What is your outlook on African fashion and its impact worldwide?
Adriana Talansi: We find Africa already for a long time among the biggest names in fashion and Africa finds its place naturally in this world and this is only the beginning believe me .