Borderless - Fashion across and beyond cultural boundaries
Borderless – Global Fashion Market Frankfurt was officially opened on Sunday the 20th of September 2015, by Dr. Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg, Deputy Mayor for Integration of the City of Frankfurt and the patron of this new event at the Gallus Theater Frankfurt and the adjoining Horst; coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Office for Multicultural Affairs Frankfurt am Main (AMKA).
The new fashion fair welcomed more than 500 visitors with a catwalk show of borderless fashion by its exhibitors and were willingly submerged into a melting pot of cultures, music from every continent and international dishes. Workshops were filled to capacity and dealt with topics on entrepreneurship, fair trade and the maintenance of Afro hair.
Author and presenter, Nkechi Madubuko commented enthusiastically:
“It’s a fantastic atmosphere! The workshop was great! It was well organized and underpinned with expert knowledge. The nice thing about Borderless is that you can find everything within the fair. I have three children whom I want to expose to our own culture but also provide a cultural exchange and a positive way of interacting with others. Here we find hair and body care, music, food, fashion and accessories that reflect and relate to my culture but also bring us closer to other cultures. This is made possible at Borderless. Borderless is a true asset to the city of Frankfurt. “
The new fashion fair bases its originality on the selection of fashion designers, whose creations represent a cultural diversity. In a relaxed atmosphere, visitors were able to connect with 35 fashion designers and exhibitors, get to know them and purchase their “borderless” fashion.