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AFRICA ARISING: Franca Sozzani, Editor Of Vogue Italia Dishes On Plans For 2nd Africa Themed L’Uomo Vogue Issue!

Filed under : Africa, Fashion

What’s on our radar?

Well, glad you asked! Editor of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani revealed at Diane von Furstenberg‘s Fall 2012 runway presentation that she’s currently working on another Africa-themed issue for L’Uomo Vogue that will hit newsstands May or June.

Haute stuff!!

The first L’Uomo issue devoted to African style was released in November 2008 and it proved to be a huge success. It followed Vogue Italia’s ground-breaking “Black Issue” from July of that same year.

L’Uomo Vogue Africa Issue, November 2008

While Franca declined to give specifics about the issue, she did say that it will go beyond designers and models who were born or have roots in Africa:

“It will be about the Presidents, it will be about the people. But in a very positive way. I don’t want to say in a glamourous way, but I wanted to show the best side, but only the good side. There are a lot of talents, a lot of talented people in art, in music, in cinema and everywhere. So I really wanted to push that side.”



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