HELMOND, The Netherlands — Vlisco, a 167-year-old Dutch brand as African as zebras, is about to make its international coming out during Milan Fashion Week, which kicks off today.
The maker of bold and colorful textiles, beloved in West Africa for decades, is launching a range of handbags and scarves that it hopes will accelerate its recent transformation into a nascent luxury brand.
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