Africa Fashion Week: designers set for annual showcase

The annual event is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year

SUNSHINE YELLOW: House of Sluvin is known for its use of vibrant colour (Photo: Africa Fashion Week)

FAMILIAR FACES in African fashion will return to London later this year to celebrate some of the most exciting designers from the continent.

Africa Fashion Week, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, will feature a programme of catwalk shows and talks, as well as giving ticket holders the chance to buy African food and fashions from exhibitors.

South Africa’s Kwa Zulu Natal collective, Nigeria’s Valentina Utoh of Onyx by Valentina and Ghana’s Samson Soboye are among those who will showcase their latest designs at the event, which runs from August 6-8.

Accessory brand Aphia Saki, Precious Lulu and House of Sluvin are also confirmed for the catwalks.

SHOWCASE: A design from Precious Lulu (Photo: Africa Fashion Week)

Since its inception, Africa Fashion Week has provided a platform for more than 900 emerging designers and exhibitors from Africa, Europe and America.

This year organisers are introducing a Graduate Fashion and Design Day as part of the programming, giving new designers the opportunity to take part in the catwalk and exhibition.

Universities and higher education institutions are invited to register students to take part.

The organisers of Africa Fashion Week are also anticipating and encouraging more ethical and sustainable designs to hit the catwalk with its #TrashToTreasure initiative.

Africa Fashion Week programme

August 6 – Graduate Fashion and Design Showcase
August 7 – AFWL2020 Friday Showcase, Exhibition and Business Fashion Talks Forum
August 8 – AFWL2020 Saturday Showcase, Exhibition and Business Fashion Talks Forum

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