Do We Need an Africa Fashion Collective?

Fact: African fashion is here to stay, as is evidenced by the increasing number of fashion weeks taking place in African nations. South Africa already has Capetown Fashion week and South African fashion week, while countries like Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria (Lagos Fashion week) and Tanzania (Swahili fashion week) have recently conducted their own fashion weeks. Firms created specifically to handle African fashion have been set up such as Adiat Disu’s Adiree Fashion Agency and Africa Fashion United Agency created by stylist Gugu Lethu. So now I ask, with all these great initiatives, do we still need the Arise Collective?