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Milan Fashion Weeks Kicks-off

MILAN: Five designers of African origin opened Milan Fashion Week’s “We are Made in Italy” virtual show on Wednesday, as Europe’s fashion world seeks to highlight long-marginalized voices.

The virtual show aims to support Black creators by giving a platform to designers with diverse backgrounds.

Dubbed “the Fab Five”, many of the the Africa-born designers moved to Italy at a young age. They faced considerable obstacles on their road to recognition, with some working in low-paying jobs to finance their passion.

DW takes a look at the debut designers and their journeys to Milan Fashion Week.