Congolese fashion designer, Felicite Luwungu, is promoting safe sex with a collection of clothes made of condoms that she hopes will help combat HIV/AIDS in her country.
Luwungu started making her condom line, which includes strapless evening gowns and tops, after the HIV/AIDS epidemic hit close to home.
I have lost loved ones to HIV – that’s what inspired me to do this, she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from the capital, Kinshasa. The message that I hope people will apply is to be prudent.
Luwungu, 40, displays her work in runway shows and exhibitions. When she finishes the condom collection, she plans to present it at a large fashion show next year.