Burkina Faso designers show there's more to nation than conflict at fashion week


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Over 35 stylists and designers took part in the event, with some shows taking place in the streets of the Burkina Faso capital. Photo: AP

Vibrant African clothes, both traditional and contemporary, enlivened the runway in Burkina Faso’s fashion week.

Designers say they are striving to make the West African country become known as an emerging fashion hub, to offset its reputation for its recent coup and ongoing conflict with Islamic extremists.

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