CONGOLESE DESIGNER TAKES INTERNET BY STORM WITH INNOVATIVE 3D VIRTUAL FASHION SHOW ON INSTAGRAM LIVE.
the Baltimore based designer is from the DRC has set her intention on highlighting the beauty of Congo while shinning a light on the issues caused illegal mining.
A statement of Hanifa reads: Riddled with a painful history, the beauty is often untapped and overlooked. The gentleness ,beauty, history, poise, majesty, strength, power and hope of the Congolese spirit inspired this collection. When creating each piece, I was reminded of the stories my mother told me of the women she knew back home in Congo. Women who suffered great loss but still mustered every ounce of strength everyday to show up. my hope is that this collection inspires all women to stand tall in their power and like the democratic republic of Congo, to use their history, whether pretty or painful-to redesign their future.my country, the land of Congo is ripe with an abundance of natural resources.