•For 2 Days-9th & 10th AUGUST 2019
The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, Africa Fashion Week London,(AFWL) is back for 9th year. Again at the Covent Garden in London AFWL will host 2 full days of catwalk shows and exhibition shopping floors in the beautiful venue. Over 100 designers fly in from different parts of the globe every August to showcase the best of African fashion in London.
Attending this years AFWL from Nigeria is the AFWL Grand Patron & Ambassador Plenipotentiary His Imperial Majesty the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, together with AFWL Global Ambassador Her Excellency Erelu Bisi Fayemi 1st Lady of Ekiti State & AFWL Matron Her Excellency Mrs OlufolakeAbdul Rasaq The First Lady of Kwara State. Joining us in London Her Excellency Mrs. Modupe Oguntade the wife of the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK.
The introduction of our new segment the African community leaders on the catwalk will feature 20 African community leaders in London allowing them to use fashion to talk about the various challenges faced by African communities in London.
For the lovers of high-end fashion, the Luxury Boutique,powered by our Commercial Partner EPG Media, will showcase luxury clothing and accessories from the culturally diverse Continent to the European market. Don’t miss the chance to also browse for our African Market Souk for exclusive afro-centric designs; or sample cuisines in our African Food Village. With several brands travelling in from overseas to debut collections, those in attendance are guaranteed to purchase several red-carpet-worthy items or unique one-off pieces that will adorn any summer wardrobe.
AFWL is fully committed to bringing African fashion to the forefront of the industry. The vibrant and colourful exhibitions are carefully curated to include sustainable and eco fashions. With this in mind, reserve a seat to watch catwalk showcases featuring collections from the Kwa-Zulu Natal Trade & Industry (TIKZN) South African designers who are returning to AFWL for an exclusive catwalk show and luxury exhibition.
TIKZN is unique in the fact that they only produce apparel designs with fabrics and embellishments produced in the Natal region of South Africa. For the first time, Seychelles Trade & Industry sponsored designers and models to join the AFWL catwalk.
The AFWL Business Fashion Forum, powered by our Commercial Partner EPG Media, is a new development for 2019.Talks and panel sessions from leading manufacturers, retailers and government officials from all areas relating to fashion.
This element offers guidance, advice and valuable industry insight to aspiring designers and creatives. Special guest speakers will include the Mayor of London’s Office, The 1st Lady of Ekiti State & The First Lady of Kwara State, Queen Diambi of Congo, Department of Trade&Investment South Africa and The Royal Kew Gardens.
Prizes for the best African-inspired outfit will be given so expect to be snapped and papped by the international media. Whatever you decide to do, Africa Fashion Week London 2019 will be the highlight of the London summer events calendar. African-inspired designs are dominating the international fashion scene andnow is the time to appreciate the design vibrancy of Africa.
About Africa Fashion Week London
Founded in 2011 by Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) is now Europe’s largest annual fashion event promoting and nurturing African and African-inspired design talent.
Using a collaborative catwalk, exhibition and business development programme, AFWL is a social enterprise that has led the way in transforming the perception of Africa’s emerging design talent and apparel industry in the international scene.
With a core team of experienced fashion industry experts and business professionals, AFWL is committed to creating a platform to support African designers while building a sustainable business that is globally recognised and promotes social, environmental and economic change in Africa.
For the past 9 years, AFWL has consistently employed over 50 BAME catwalk models every year. We further employ over 100 young people every year who work with us as volunteers for backstage runners, dressers, hair & makeup teams, front of house, and administration - giving them vital skills in event management and catwalk and exhibition production.
We have now showcased over 900 designers and exhibitors from Africa and the global diaspora to over 70,000 visitors. We have represented designers from 27 African countries and a further 20 African-inspired designers from countries outside the Continent, including France, Holland, USA, Brazil, China, the Caribbean, and, of course, the United Kingdom. Instagram: @afwlondon,Facebook: @africafwl, Twitter: @africafwl
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