The 9th edition of Arica Fashion Week London 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 the fashion event’s history. This year bigger and better will see the inclusion of several facets designed to enhance the event. The event will have an exciting new structure for the event which includes:
THE BUSINESS FASHION TALK
Africa Fashion week London has created a Bluxe business ‘forum’, offering guidance and advice to aspiring designers, as we curate 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 and diversity, showcasing designers from Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Benin Republic, Rwanda, Belgium, Seychelles, Botswana and many more.
Africa Fashion Week London has 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 will see the inclusion of our 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 our 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
Africa Fashion week will be hosting the first Bluxe celebrity fashion show in association with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund UK. Have several celebrities attending which including Richard Blackwood, Moelogo, Shingai Noisettes, Atumpan and also Aaron Hall from the United States.
AFWL VIP AFTER PARTY
Africa Fashion week will also be hosting an 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.