The classic Freemasons’ Hall will be the backdrop of Africa Fashion Week London 2017. Built between 1927 and 1933, it is an homage to the Art Deco era.
Freemason’s Hall is already venue to LFW’s off schedule shows, Fashion Scout; but set against the ornate interior, AFWL will be at home inside the the stunning style of the Grand Temple space, the Vestibules and Foyers.
Expect to see Designer Exhibitions offering ‘straight off the catwalk’ bargains, jewellery, accessories and footwear.
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.
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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.