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Your Invitation to Africa Fashion Week London 2017

Your Invitation to
Africa Fashion Week London 2017
There is only one Africa Fashion Week
Front Row is the only place to be Summer 2017
The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, Africa Fashion Week London, is back for its 7th year.

Arriving at the prestigious Freemasons’ Hall for two full days of catwalk shows in the beautiful Grand Temple venue space.  Vibrant and colourful exhibitions by notable designers will be showcased for lovers of African fashion.

Don’t miss the chance to exclusive catwalk appearances from established designers and models from the Continent.  Have the opportunity to discover great talents, hidden gems and new generation of artistic designers shaping the African fashion world.

African-inspired designs are dominating the international  design scene like never before, so browse through selected hand-picked artisan accessories and purchase exclusive pieces.   Sunkiss your wardrobe with a little bit of Africa this summer.

Save the Date
Read:  Model Casting Call For Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2017.
11-12 August 2017
Freemasons’ Hall
60 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ

Doors open from 1pm for Exhibition browsing and entertainment

Friday Catwalk Shows: 5pm & 7pm
Saturday Catwalk Shows: 3pm, 5pm & 7pm
Buy Tickets for Friday 11 August 2017
Buy Tickets for Saturday 12 August 2017
The Venue
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.

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