No two women are the same,
and neither are two of our creations
When two talents meet, wonderful things happen.
This is what happened in Cannes during the renowned Film Festival, which saw the Croisette and the famous Red Carpet at the heart of a week full of events.
Let’s take a step back…This year, Cannes hosted the 10th edition of the Gala event organized by The Better World Endowment Fund, which focused on issues such as environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and women empowerment and which saw the presence, among others, of Eileen Akbaraly.
The young designer received the “Best Commitment” award for her commitment to the sustainability of her brand, Made For A Woman, from the early stages of the production chain to the finished product.
Fashion and nature, ethics and aesthetics, matter and color. These are the magic words with which Made For A Woman creates a new style project that brings completely sustainable bags and accessories into the world from the beating heart of Madagascar
says Eileen Akbaraly.
Sustainability has been a key element of Eileen’s vision for a while: she has been supporting the Malagasy communities with a constant commitment to improving their health, salaries and education. With the help of local women and artisans, Eileen interprets raffia and pigments with soft shapes, sometimes geometric, but above all unique.
Pietro Paradiso, the Apulian designer who accompanied Eileen Akbaraly on this adventure, also focuses of uniqueness, combining his creations with Made For A Woman accessories in order to offer the guests who attended the event an incredible experience.
A fashion show on the famous 3.14 beach, which highlighted the values in which both designers recognize themselves: research, sustainability, creativity, conscious use of natural materials, attention to the environment and social commitment.
The result was magical, also thanks to a mystical-inspired soundtrack that complemented the unique outfits showcased by the models.
The evening ended with the screening of the short film “The Raphia Journey”, much appreciated by the audience present, which describes, through beautiful images shot in Madagascar by director Geoffrey Gaspard, the sustainable supply chain that is the basis of the Made For A Woman project.