The organization I-CAF – International Coalition for African Fashion – hosted their first Afripop pop-up store event Saturdays ago in NYC. The mission of I-CAF is to build a worldwide community that supports growth & sustainability in the African Fashion industry. Several designers came together to sell their jewelry, bags, dresses, tees – you name it. It was an very fun event! In the event you missed it – no worries: The next Afripop pop-up store will open its doors on the 13th of December. It will be a day event so mark your calendars & follow I-CAF so you won’t miss it.

Besides the teddies, Myriam is also generating flooring, pillows, wallpaper, furniture, lamps: “Through my work, I need to meet & merge cultures to meet a new market, that of the ‘ethnic diversity’. I relate to each other through symbols, geometric shapes, colors, graphic shapes & urban areas.”

A immense teddy (in Italian “Doudou”) is sitting in a corner of a store. It’s no eyes & looks more like an interior design piece than a cuddly toy. An that is exactly the purpose of artist & interior designer Myriam Maxo from Paris.