The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, Africa Fashion Week London, is back for Season 9!
Africa Fashion Week London will hold at the prestigious Freemasons’ Hall from the 9th and 10th of August. There will be catwalk shows and exhibition shopping floors in the beautiful Grand Temple venue space. This year’s event will host over 100 designers from different continents August to showcase the best of African fashion in London. This will be my second year attending AFWL and I am excited!!!
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 the 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.
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. There will be catwalk showcases featuring collections from the Kwa-Zulu Natal Trade & Industry (TIKZN) 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.
AFWL will be showcasing luxury and exclusive afro-centric designs; clothing and accessories from culturally diverse designers to the European market. With several brands travelling in from overseas to debut collections, you can get purchase designs straight off the runway a number of red-carpet-worthy items or unique one-off pieces that will compliment any summer wardrobe.
The AFWL Business Fashion Forum, powered by our Commercial Partner EPG Media, is a new development for 2019. There will be talk and panel sessions from leading manufacturers, retailers and government officials from all areas relating to fashion. These sessions will offer guidance, advice and valuable industry insight to aspiring designers and creatives. Special guest speakers will include the Mayor of London’s Office, Department of Trade UK and the V&A Museum.
Save the date !!!
Save the date and come dressed to win! There will be prizes for the best African-inspired outfit so expect to have your photos taken 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 like never before and now is the time to appreciate the design and vibrancy of Africa.
Event: Africa Fashion Week London 2019
Date: 9&10 August – 1pm – 9pm
Venue: Freemasons’ Hall,
60 Great Queen Street,
London WC2B 5AZ
Discount Code: FRIENDS15
You have the chance to win in the lucky prize draw . All you have to do is buy a ticket for the chance to win prizes worth up to £999.99.