Africa Fashion Week London 2016 will host a conference designed to attract foreign investments to the continent’s fashion industry, in addition to the familiar catwalk shows and exhibition.
In his words of support, the Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Publishing Limited, Eric Osagie, says;
“… it is time the African fashion industry is taken more seriously as an income and job generator, as well as a sector capable of weathering the ups and downs of the African economy.
Africa has huge potentials of becoming one of the world’s apparel and textile milieu. But to achieve this, significant international investment is needed to build the industrial infrastructure required.
At the London conference, we aim to enhance the value of African fashion industry on the world stage especially as regards youth development and job creation, attract investments and create avenues for the public-private sector partnership negotiations to create symbiotic relationships that will mutually benefit investors and stakeholders.
London is one of the major fashion capitals of the world. It is a great honor for us and the African continent to have a professional international platform to promote African fashion industry, Africa heritage, African Values, African Textiles through AFWL.
Africa is already generating global brands with value chains. This event will obviously revitalize the demand for traditional craftsmanship and creating jobs.”FEATURED TOPICS:
- Place of African fashion in the global market: Problems, prospects and perspectives.
- Youth empowerment through the fashion industry.
- The growth of the African Garment Industry: why multinationals are using Africa in their supply chain.
- Exploitation or Big Business?: the use of African artisan craft in major fashions without credit.
- Hear keynote speaker’s views on why African fashion has such an impact on global fashions.
- Hear from major clients on why Africa is being heralded as the next major exporter of finished garments for the world market.
- Pinpoint which areas of the sector will be the focus of investment.
- Draw out lessons from current projects and the importance of collaboration to the delivery of future developments.
ABOUT AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON (AFWL)
Launched in 2011 and founded by Ronke Ademiluyi and her team, AFWL has contributed enormously to the growth of the African fashion industry. AFWL’s mission is to promote emerging and established African designers from across the globe.
Africa Fashion Week London is known for its collaborations of catwalk and exhibitions, which highlights the industry’s established and emerging African designers. For six consecutive years, AFWL has been at the forefront of capturing the surge of the African inspired trends in the fashion industry. Its annual event aims to celebrate the work of Africa and African inspired designers in the UK and worldwide.
Welcome To Africa Fashion Week London 2016
The Sun Publishing Limited is a fully Nigerian registered limited liability company. It commenced operations on the 18th of January, 2003 with the publication of a weekly, and on June 16th, 2003, it went daily.The Sun is a newspaper of human voices targeted at the middle class. Daily it brings to its readers the current and latest information with a sleek blend of entertainment, fashion, sports, politics and business.
Venue – West Hall Olympia London Earls Court W14 8UX
AFWL 2016 Will Include 5 Catwalk Shows | 60 Designers | AFWL Expo & Entertainment.
- FRIDAY THE 9TH OF SEPTEMBER – Fashion Show and Exhibition