Thursday, September 16, 2021

Africa Fashion Week Joins the New York Fashion Week Calendar

Africa Fashion Week, the renowned platform curated to celebrate the continent’s most brightest design stars, is set to bring diversity to New York Fashion Week this year, announcing its fifth annual event will take place between September 4th and 6th, 2014 – a change in it original dates in July.

AFRICA FASHION WEEK JOINS FASHION CALENDAR

With a showcase that will include the likes of Weiz Dhurm Franklyn (of Nigeria), Eki Orleans (of Nigeria and Germany), Gavin Rajah (of South Africa), McMeka (of Nigeria) and Morocco Caftan New York (of Morocco) to name a few, the platform has invited some of Africa’s best talents to reveal their Spring/Summer’15 collections during NY’s mainstream event, in a bid to challenge the lack of diversity typically seen during NYFW.

Africa Fashion Week’s founder, Adiat Disu explained;

“To gain what is necessary for participating designers, we had to move the [event] to coincide with New York Fashion Week. All the participating designers are either from Africa or contributing to communities there while representing New York.” 

 AFRICA FASHION WEEK JOINS FASHION CALENDAR
SPICE TV are proud to support the fifth annual Africa Fashion Week as official media partners, with the event promising three days of fashionable goings-on, including master classes, a pop-up market, press dinner and the highly anticipated runway show.
For more information and for the full event schedule, please visit AFW’s website here.
In the meantime, we at SPICE will be looking forward to yet another successful showcase of Africa’s most talented and to bringing you the best coverage from inside the event.

Schedule:

  • Day.01 – Thursday 6PM EDT | Sept. 4th  2014 |  United Nations Foundation  |  801 2nd Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017 (Master Class Off the Runway)
  • Day.02- Friday 7PM EDT | September 5th  2014  |  Vogt Gallery  | 526 W 26TH Street Suite 205 New York, NY 10001 (Presentation, Pop Up Shop, Press Dinner)
  • Day.03 – Saturday 7PM EDT | September 6th  2014| Metropolitan Pavilion (The Gallery)|  125 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011 (Runway Show)

Designers:

Weiz Dhurm Franklyn (Nigeria)

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Eki Orleans (Nigeria/Germany)

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Gavin Rajah (South Africa)

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Dahil Republic of Couture Fashion House (Kenya)

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McMeka (Nigeria) 

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Official sponsors of Africa Fashion Week New York are SPICE TV, Arik Air and Africa.com

Image source: Africa Fashion Week, Seasoned Woman, Ladybrille Nigeria, Debuzz Live, South Africa Street Style.

 

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