Save the Date: AFRICAN FASHION WEEK LONDON 2019 IS BACK.
As you might be aware we are big supporters of African Fashion Week London. Which is why we are incredibly excited to announce that the 9th edition will be taking place on the 9th & 10th of August, at The Freemasons' Hall.
This year's event is destined to mark a milestone in history, as this year sees the inclusion of several facets designed to enhance the event. They have included an exciting new structure to the event which includes the following:
THE BUSINESS FASHION TALK
They have created a Bluxe business 'forum', offering guidance and advice to aspiring designers, they have also curated talks and panels from leading manufacturers, retailers and government officials and in all areas of fashion.
THE FASHION SHOWS
There will be a selection of 5 different shows taking place on both days with a focus on sustainability, eco fashion fashion and diversity, showcasing designers from Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Benin Republic, Rwanda, Belgium, Seychelles, Botswana and many more.
They have also decided to include the Bluxe luxury market space, designed to showcase some of the leading and established brands within African fashion.
AFRICAN FOOD VILLAGE
This year we will see the inclusion of their food village, showcasing more than 4 African catering companies and brands with food from all over North, South, East and West Africa.
AFRICAN MARKET SOUK
Visitors will be transported into Africa with their African souk; the space promises to showcase new and aspiring African fashion designers and accessory companies housed in an authentic display of some Africa's most innovative designs.
CELEBRITY FASHION SHOW
They will also be hosting the first Bluxe celebrity fashion show in association with the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund UK. This will have several celebrity attendance including Richard Blackwood, Moelogo, Shingai Noisettes, Atumpan and also Aaron Hall from the United States.
AFWL VIP AFTER PARTY
You are most definitely welcomed to the exclusive after-party and live performances, with special guests and star studded line-up.
AFWL BEST DRESSED AWARDS
After each catwalk show, AFWL will be awarding a member of the audience a cash award for an Afro-centric look to the show.