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In Pictures: Dakar Fashion Week Takes Place in a Baobab Forest

The organisers of last weekend’s Senegalese showcase moved the event outside in response to the pandemic.

The 18th Dakar fashion week was held last weekend in a baobab forest due to the Covid pandemic. Photograph: John Wessels

The 18th edition of Dakar Fashion Week hosted its main catwalk in a baobab forest in Senegal to maintain some social distancing.

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“With Covid, we had to be creative, I had to find solutions and above all we had to avoid (cancelling) the show, and here I think there is enough space so that no one feels cramped,” says Adama Ndiaye, producer at Dakar Fashion Week.

Models on the catwalk displayed the latest West African fashions.

Models having their hair and makeup done backstage. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Getty Images
A Model having her makeup done backstage. Photograph: John Wessels
Wearing creations by Adama Paris, the Senegalese designer who organises the fashion week, models queue for their exit. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly
Models queue for their entrance. Photograph: John Wessels
The collections of 16 designers were presented under the shade of the Baobab trees. Photograph: Anadolu Agency
The final touches are made to a model’s outfit. Photograph: John Wessels
The finale of the weekend. Photograph: Anadolu Agency
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