Best of African Fashion for Johannesburg
Johannesburg will be awash with style, elegance and beauty for four days in June and July when the worldâ€™s leading African Fashion designers from across the continent and Diaspora gather to showcase the finest contemporary African design at the second annual Africa Fashion Week.
The exquisite collections of 33 designers will feature in 19 runway shows from 30 June â€“ 3 July, before an influential audience of international buyers, media, World Cup guests, VIPs and celebrities.Â
- 33 designers collections shown over 4 days,
- 2 day fashion seminar
- Africa Fashion Awards
- The launch of the African Fashion International Boutique.
The significance of this fashion summit is critical for African Fashion International (AFI) chairperson Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe â€œAfrica Fashion Week (AFW) is potentially the most important platform for the African fashion industry, being perfectly positioned to promote African designers globally.â€
It is rare, in fact completely unique, to have all the leading voices in African Fashion in one place, at one time, in one country.Â Those voices will give expression to Africaâ€™s fashion future at a two-day seminar that runs alongside the runway shows; and that will examine ways of strengthening the burgeoning African Fashion industry, debating an African aesthetic and building a global network.
For the designers, their collections will not just be confined to the catwalk; they will be available for purchase on site, along with ready-to-wear garments, at the first ever AFI Fashion boutique which will be open for the month of June.
On the eve of Africa Fashion Week itself, the AFI boutique will launch online as a permanent shop specializing in African fashion from across the globe, with collections available immediately after their catwalk showing.Â
And when the talking and viewing is done, acknowledgement will be given to the leading lights of the industry at the second AFI African Fashion Awards on 5 July 2010.Â Highlighting industry excellence and outstanding contributions by fashion industry members of African descent world-wide the awards are a platform that will help take African fashion across the continent and to the world.
Africa Fashion Week â€“ where Africa reveals its soul to the world
For more information go to to www.africanfashioninternational.comBy Total Exposure
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I would like to find out about the fashio week taking place in August, where do i acquire tickets and where will it be held.
I would alo like to send yopu some designs of an aspiring designer, my daughter aged 15 yrs.30th July 2010