In preparation for Hope Meets Art's annual event I was honoured to take the new campaign photos of the latest exciting creations of Soizic. All of the dresses and accessories are unique and handmade, and will be auctioned with the purpose of supporting social and family reintegration of street children in Dakar.

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This hope was born out of a mixture of colourful African fabrics, dyed by young girls from the Marist centre in Dakar. Their creativity and the brilliance of African colours brought to fruition several fashion collections for children.

Every year, hundreds of boys live on the streets of Dakar. Victims of maltreatment, abuse or poverty, they are forced to sleep rough and to rely on begging in order to eat. At the same time, many girls, while remaining at home, are denied basic education. The Hope Meets Art project works with the local Marist communities to run two centres to teach these children the social and employment skills necessary to re-integrate into society. In the past year, some 200 children received help. 

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We invite you to the annual children’s fashion show of Hope Meets Art, which will take place at Baden-Powell House, 65-7 Queens Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5JS, on Saturday 22nd April at 6pm.
This year, in addition to our 2017 Dakar Children’s Collection, we will be showing the original costumes of the popular TV series ‘Merlin’, kindly loaned by the BBC.
Tickets. Further information.

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Tekla Szocs