Exhibition from Janvier 5th to March 8th, 2023

A word from designer Marie Rosette:

“Growing up, loincloth was considered a vulgar fabric to wear, even though it had been used for decades. In the last ten years, the view of the fabric has changed dramatically with the rise of ready-to-wear brands like Nana Wax, as well as big stars like Beyoncé who have started wearing it. Originally, the problem was with the cuts, not the fabric itself. Today, the loincloth is used with more modern and daring cuts.

With this exhibition ”Made in Africa”, we want to show how the loincloth can impose itself in the fashion world as a versatile and luxurious fabric. We will present daring models, out of the ordinary and present dyed fabrics and fabrics made in different African countries.

The loincloth can be integrated into your life as everyday or festive clothing and also in your decoration.”

Date and time:

From January 5, 2023

Monday to Friday

From 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm

Location: Ground floor of the CCFM, just past the entrance to Stella’s


Marie Rosette is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her family moved when she was 12 years old and to several countries in Africa. In 2014, she moved to Winnipeg to study Tourism Management at the University of Saint-Boniface.

Passionate about sewing and fashion since her childhood, it is only in 2020 that she created her company Inspire d’Elykia in order to offer modern clothing styles inspired by the traditional African loincloth. Indeed, seeing the women of her family wearing the loincloth since her childhood was a great source of inspiration for her.

She reconciles her passion for clothing design with a commitment to respect the environment by minimizing waste. Inspire D’Elykia offers custom made clothing and made to order only.

With Inspire D’Elykia, her goal is to make the loincloth known in Canada as much as it is known in the rest of the world.