CONGO FASHION INSTITUTE
INSPIRE - EQUIP - EDUCATE - EMPOWER
ISAM Kinshasa final year students competition called "PRIX BEAUFORD" powered by BRACONGO, our longtime partner. Models wearing finalists' outfits made with fabrics offered by BRACONGO.
WHAT WE DO
Congo Fashion Institute’s mission is to support the development of the fashion economy in the DRC by promoting talent and improving the quality and sustainability of the local value chain.
WHO WE ARE
Created to respond to an urgent need for organisation and structure within the fashion and craft industry in the DRC and also to facilitate the regional integration, Congo Fashion Institute is a network of collaboration and exchanges between professionals of the sector. Congo Fashion Institute is the bridge between education, the labour market and entrepreneurship.
Congo Fashion Institute was created in order to give different players in this field the necessary tools for the expansion of the industry, the promotion, branding, investment and marketing of their brands both nationally and internationally.
From left to Right: Marie-France Idikayi (Founder of Congo Fashion Week, Naomie (the model wearing the winning dress), Juvénale Mbuyi (the winner of the best outfit competition), Sandrine Basala (Marketing Manager of Bracongo), Gabrielle Eboma (Member of Jury and CFW consultant) and Adolphe Gotha (Teacher at ISAM Kinshasa and also Chief of Staff of ISAM Kinshasa Managing Director).
Congo Fashion Institute’s work is based on these strategic focuses:
Continued education in Business
Digitization and digital
Congo Fashion Institute also aims to organise several events throughout the year ahead of the main event in October which is the great edition of Congo Fashion Week. We work in partnership with the Higher Institute of Arts and Crafts of Kinshasa (ISAM) which is one of the oldest fashion schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.