Words Helen Jennings Pictured DJ Kizouk and DJ Icekream
ARISE teamed up with talented art director Pierre-Christophe during Paris Fashion Week to host Afropolis, an extra-special night of music, art, gastronomy and music.
The event at Parisian club Favela Chic on September 28 featured a series of origami sculptures made with Vlisco fabric, interactive installations by Elodie de La Rue du Can, Murielle Gam and Shirley Ottou, and a stellar performance by Afro pop singer Taali M.
ARISE showed fashion films, before DJs the Perfect Loosers, Ize Teixeira from Secousse Sound System, Kizouk and DJ Icekream took the party into the small hours.
Fashionable attendees included musicians Asa, Malick N'diaye and Tex Lacroix, designers Imane Ayissi, Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud and Chantal Ali-Kéké Roland Valmy and models Diandra Forrest and Jean Sebastien.