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Africa Fashion Week London 2017 – All Model Casting Call!

Earn the chance to walk for
Africa Fashion Week London in August
Africa Fashion Week London, as Europe’s largest catwalk and exhibition showcase featuring African and African-inspired designs.

We are holding an open casting call for all models based in the UK and Europe. 

Attending the casting will be our Official Casting Director, AFWL veteran male model, Hassan ReeSe.  Hassan now heads his own agency, Dam Model Management.  He will be on the lookout for male models to join his stable as well as some incredible girls he knows will be an asset to the AFWL catwalk.

Head Stylist, Samson Soboye, will be looking for poise, elegance, and the ability to show designs to the fullest on the catwalk.  He also has an eye for new faces for his own campaigns under his own brand Soboye.
We will mentor you on how to walk for us.  Be prepared to show your walk over and over again, and most importantly, do not be shy!

So put your best foot forward and you could be placed at one of our catwalk shows!

Important Information
Girls: You must be:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Minimum of 5’8” in your bare feet.
  • UK Dress size 6-12
  • Any nationality
  • Please wear black leggings and a vest top.
  • Bring 3” heels (court shoes preferably).  NO WEDGES OR STRAPPED SANDALS.

Guys:  You must be:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Minimum of 6’0” in your bare feet.
  • Any nationality
  • Please wear jeans, t-shirt and formal shoes

Bring your Z-card or a recent photograph of yourself stapled to your correct measurements.  Include your contact details on this sheet.

We are going to be casting for 2 shows:  

The main show is Africa Fashion Week London on 11-12 August;  and the second show is an AFWL Curated Catwalk at Africa Utopia on 15 July.  If you cannot make either date, but still would like to be seen by us for future reference, please attend this casting.

Africa Fashion Week London is a 2 day show.  You will be expected to walk for at least 35 designers over the 2 days.  This means lots of catwalk air time in front of an international audience and press.  We are looking for at least 30 female models and 12-15 male models.  This is a paid assignment.

The AFWL Curated Fashion Show at Africa Utopia is a small show.  It is a 1 day assignment.  You will be expected to walk 2 or 3 times.  It is a paid assignment.

For more information, please contact :
Join our Casting Call
Sunday 25 June 2017

2pm -4pm

The Academy Mews Studios
15 Pratt Mews
Camden Town
London NW1 0AD

Doors open at 2pm for catwalk training and mentoring
We will be making our final choice by 4pm

(You will need to have been seen by this time)
How to get to the Casting Call
Our Past Catwalks
Our 2016 catwalk at London Olympia hosted 36 catwalk designers from 20 different countries.
2015 catwalk shows featured a record of over 50 catwalk designers over 5 shows including the South African Kwa-Zulu Natal Fashion Council.
2014 catwalk shows featured ‘from the catwalk to the shopping bag’ facility for the audience.
2013 at Old Trumans was 3 days of catwalk, showcasing 52 designers and included a celebrity gala night at the Dorchester.
Information for Media Partners
About Africa Fashion Week London:

Founded in 2011 by Ronke Ademiluyi, Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) is 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.

We have now showcased over 800 designers and exhibitors from Africa and the global diaspora to over 70,000 visitors.

For more information including press releases and hi res inagery, contact Press@africafashionweeklondonuk.com


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