AFI Cape Town Fashion Week to celebrate Africa

AFI Fashion Week Cape Town

This year, African Fashion International (AFI) will be rebranding its Fashion Week event in line with global standards to introduce AFI Cape Town Fashion Week and AFI Joburg Fashion Week. The Cape Town event will take place from Wednesday, 21 March to Saturday, 24 March 2018.

AFI has selected some of the top designers from the continent to showcase their work and style at some of Cape Town’s most popular spaces. This year’s event will celebrate Africa through the theme #IAMAFRICA! with the following designers’ creations:

  • Adama Paris (Senegal)
  • Adele Dejak (Kenya)
  • AFI Prive (SA)
  • Craig Port (SA)
  • Diane Paris (SA)
  • Gavin Rajah (SA)
  • Fashion Revolution (SA)
  • Imprint (SA)
  • Ituen Basi (Nigeria)
  • Kahindo Mateene (Ghana)
  • Khosi Nkosi (SA)
  • Leigh Schubert (SA)
  • Lumiere Couture (Ghana)
  • Matte Nolim (SA)
  • MaXhosa by Laduma (SA)
  • Nicholas Coutts (SA)
  • Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue (SA)
  • Quiteria & George (SA)
  • Salima Abdel-Wahab Creations (Morocco)
  • Sheria Ngowi (Tanzania)
  • Skorzch (SA)
  • Tongoro by Sarah Diouf (Senegal)
  • W35T Nicola West (SA)

Billed as a fusion of fashion, art and design, AFI Cape Town Fashion Week will proudly express African culture and couture in some of the city’s most beautiful landscapes and curated spaces. AFI aims to nurture and support African designers and art directors and launch them into the global spotlight.

“Following [the global north’s] recognition with the Franca Sozzani award in New York, AFI is uniquely positioned to propel African fashion onto the global stage,” says Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, AFI’s executive chairman.

Expect to see bold, bright and beautiful designs that reflect the African spirit at this year’s event. African couture is already trending in 2018, propelled by the record-breaking Black Panther movie that ignited a global movement to celebrate African heritage.

AFI recognises the water crisis in Cape Town and has pledged to minimise the event’s impact on the supply of water while remaining committed to job security and the economic contribution that the event will give to Cape Town.


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