This summer, London Olympia will be transformed into a stunning showcase of African-inspired design. Highlighting a unique and fashion-forward catwalk collective; daily eye-catching runway shows and vibrant exhibitions, this 2-day event brings together fashionistas and industry professionals from around the world to Europe’s largest and most important African-inspired fashion event.
Since debuting in 2011, AFWL has gone from strength to strength; championing new and emerging designers who are inspired by the rich culture of Africa and incorporate this heritage into their contemporary design.
The 3000m² exhibition and market place draws the crowd to peruse and purchase statement pieces from handpicked designers and brands.
Mary Martin, winner of the Mercedes Benz Best Designer in Africa also makes her bow on the AFWL catwalk for the first time. Innocente Messy a young Congolese designer shows us there is more to Congo fashion than the fabulous Sapeurs. Collections from Taiwan by AimeeKu and Thai designer Porjai Thai Printer prove that African fashion is already inspiring Asia in a big way.
The South African KZN Fashion Council are leading a 20-strong delegation of South Africa’s best designers into their new home – a themed pavilion and an accompanying catwalk show signs off their debutingappearance at AFWL.
Leading hair care brand Motions are once again, as the official hair sponsors of AFWL 2015 creating the hairstyles for the catwalk to compliment the dynamic fashions.
Dare 2 Wear, to get picked out from the crowd to win designer goodies and beauty prizes. Strut, our annual catwalk competition allows 10 winners from each day to try their walk on the AFWL catwalk and a chance to win a modelling contract with a top agency.
Furthermore, the Face of Africa Fashion Week London 2015, Scottish born Ugandan, Maggie Smith; AFWL Brand Ambassadors Ghanaian Victoria Michaels and international model and philanthropist Congolese Nöella Musunka Cousaris join the stellar line-up.
Africa Fashion Week London 2015 is held at London Olympia West Hall on 7th August and 8th August 2015.