Fashion on Film: Wax in the City

Woman in wax print dress walking in a city


Join fashion researcher and stylist Joelle Firzli for a discussion of Wax in the City, a film following the new generation of Franco-African designers who are taking Paris by storm with bold African wax prints.

About the Film

Africa is in fashion. The look? Wax, which more and more African and Afropean designers have chosen to integrate into their creations. Flora Coquerel, a Franco-Beninese  woman and the winner of Miss France 2014, invites us to see how the colors of a simple fabric have become the symbol of the cultural melting pot for an entire generation. (BKE, 2018, 54 minutes.)

About Joelle Firzli

Joelle Firzli is an independent fashion researcher, writer, speaker, critic and stylist with a global outlook on fashion. Her research focuses on sustainable fashion and non-Western textiles. Firzli holds a master's in Fashion Studies from Parsons and has been featured in publications such as the Business of FashionHuffington PostNew York TimesMarie Claire ArabiaElle Vietnam and more.

How to Participate

To participate, simply sign up here, and then watch the film at your leisure before Thursday, February 25. The film is available to stream on Vimeo. We will email you a link and instructions for joining our group discussion on Zoom. 


About the Fashion on Film Series

Monthly discussions on documentary and feature films explore the world of fashion, design, sustainability and global textile traditions. Browse upcoming programs