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Angolan fashion designer presents collection in Cannes

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:48 - Culture

Luanda - Angolan fashion designer Rose Palhares returns to the French city of Cannes after her presence at the Cannes Fashion Festival in 2016 with an exclusive collection of more than 200 dresses at the Mastercard's Fashion Shop at the Festival du Film de Cannes 2017 ", which began on the 17th May and ends on 28th May.

According to a press note from the fashion designer’s press advising which reached Angop on Friday, this challenge came a year ago, after her presence in the "Red Carpet of the Cannes Fashion Festival", with a dress that at the time attracted the attention of those present, especially Mastercard partners.

This new collection is based on the goddesses of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé and highlights the elegance and sumptuosity of the African fabric.

Rose Palhares marks the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, in which 19 films compete for the Palme d'Or and await sounding names like Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Pedro Almodóver (president of the jury) and Monica Bellucci , The "godmother" of the festival.

Born in Angola, Rose Palhares, graduated in Fashion Design in Brazil, won in 2013 the Luanda Fashion Creator of the Year award and was a distinguished International Fashion Designer for the year of Angola Fashion Week 2015, among other awards.