In celebration of Vlisco 170th anniversary, the Dutch wax brand pays tribute to all African women who have always cherished and adored its fabrics.

As part of the celebration, Vlisco asked 8 women from 6 different countries in Central and West Africa to be the faces of the 170 Years campaign. Including the world famous, Grammy winning African singer Angelique Kidjo.

The celebration also included a runway fashion show which rool place on the 18th of September at the Vlisco’s headquarters in Helmond, Netherland.

Renowned fashion designer Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi (LDA) was one of the designers that showcased special collections in grand style!

LDA’s 10-piece capsule collection was characterized by catchy Vlisco Ankara prints mixed with Swarovski embellishments, velvety, chiffon prints and metallic mirrored fabrics.

The cut of each piece ranging from dresses, skirts, tops, coulottes can be best described as “Avant-Garde”.
Vlisco’s story began in 1846, when founder Pieter Fentener van Vlissingen started the company in the Netherlands. Certainly, Vlisco’s founder would be very pleased to see that its crafted textiles, known as Wax Hollandais, are so cherished and beloved in West and Central Africa still today.

On 15 August this year, Vlisco officially turned 170 years old. Because of its strong connection with Africa, the brand will mark the big event by honouring African women, as they’ve played an indispensable role in their success. Throughout the rest of the year Vlisco will
In celebration of this anniversary, Vlisco pays tribute to all African women who have always cherished and adored its fabrics. Vlisco honours their passion for authentic Wax Hollandais and feels privileged to be a part of their rich culture. They are also grateful for the women’s creativity of turning Vlisco fabrics in elegant and stylish fashion.

Vlisco also uses this moment to say THANK YOU to their valued trade partners, who have always been with them on their journey. With their expertise and insights they’ve helped creating exclusive Vlisco fabrics for specific markets. These trade partners even endorsed Vlisco designs with names and special meanings.

As part of the celebration, Vlisco has asked 8 women from 6 different countries in Central and West Africa to be the faces of the 170 Years campaign. Including the world famous, Grammy winning African singer Angelique Kidjo. With their inspiring stories, Vlisco is celebrating the pride, perseverance and strength of African women who share their passion for Vlisco and their commitment to society.host activities to inspire, interact and engage with their customers.
Read more about Vlisco’s craftsmanship, design, heritage and colour on v-inspired.vlisco.com.
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