27 April 2017

The trade show’s loyal partner, Galeries Lafayette has decided to celebrate the dynamism of creative Africa this season, between March 27th and June 25th. This cultural flair transcends borders and reflects the broader changes taking place in the continent as a whole.

For the occasion, two African artists are setting up their exhibitions in the Galeries department store: the photographer Lakin Ogunbawo will exhibit his pictures of functional items, fabrics and the emblematic urban environment in the store’s window display. The artist Joël Andrianomearisoa will present his multi-cultural creations inside the department store (under the famous domed ceiling).


Exhibition “Le jour qui vient” (The day that comes)

From March 28th until the June 10th 2017, the Galerie des Galeries is presenting “Le jour qui vient” (The Day that Comes).

This exhibition, designed by Marie-Ann Yemsi, offers an encounter with a brand new generation of artists from the African continent and its diasporas, some of whom are being exhibited for the first time in France. Discover cosmopolitan artists fully in touch with the changing world, with a clear-sighted freedom, who are playing with multiple registers and drawing on a range of art forms, including painting, drawing, video, photography and sculpture.

The exhibition reflects the reality of the circulation of ideas, cultures, and objects, as well as individuals and their migration. Artists show us their vision of the world which lies ahead, as they imagine it.
View the exhibition on the 1st floor of the store, Boulevard Haussmann.


Parade on April 2nd! 

“In Africa, people don’t walk, people don’t march, people parade!”

Organized in partnership with Marché Noir, the street parade symbolizes different moments in the day to tell the story of Africa.

In a 20-minute festival of music and entertainment, five “tableaux” are brought to life to tell the story of modern-day Africa: Sunday best, Voodoo trance, the Decline of Françafrique, La Sape and Africa now generation.

The parade’s theme: Everyone join in, walk with rhythm, walk with joy and walk with style!
Rendez-vous: Sunday 2 April 2017, 3.00-3.20 p.m, Haussmann store.

Also: from 11 a.m, outside the menswear store, Black Spoon and Foodora have invited three food trucks to share the taste of fine African cuisine: Black spoon, New Soul Food and La Brigade.


Africa now talks

Galeries Lafayette is hosting Africa Now Talks, three themed roundtable discussions with leading figures who are shaping contemporary and future developments in Africa, facilitated by
Marie Lora-Mungai, founder of the pan-African media enterprise, Restless Global.
Talk #1: Building in Africa, Building Africa in 2017
19 April 2017 – Doors open: 8.30am, Talk starts: 9.00am

Talk 2: Reconciling luxury and social responsibility in contemporary Africa
20 April 2017 – Doors open: 8.30am, Talk starts: 9.00am

Talk 3: What does it mean to be a young person in Africa today?
21 April 2017 – Doors open: 8.30am, Talk starts: 9.00am


Organized on the 1st floor of the main store, Boulevard Haussmann

Entry via 27 rue de la Chaussée d’Antin 75009 Paris

Places are limited, so book by email: [email protected]

For more information, click here.


[Unveiled between January 20th and February15th, our newly renamed corner, EXPOSED, will be renewed from May 25th until June 26th for the Mode City trade show with an avant-garde and daring range of swimwear and lingerie.]


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