The African Fashion Awards (AFA) are proud to announce the first and exclusive African Fashion Awards event, a unique and glamorous celebration recognising and rewarding fashion designers from Africa and the African Diaspora for their contribution to the fashion industry. This unique annual award ceremony aims to be a voice for African fashion designers and to raise their profile

This exclusive celebration aims to place a spotlight on creative individuals who are striving for recognition in the fashion industry.

London will host this unique and glitzy extravaganza that will boast luminaries from the fashion industry, media and business. A star-studded line up is expected with great entertainment and glamorous catwalk shows where designers will showcase their collections and creativity to the world.

Awards will be presented and achievements will be honoured as we celebrate the very best of African fashion.

The African Fashion Awards was established to help nurture the rich kernels of talent scattered liberally throughout the African Fashion world, and shine a spotlight on some of its most creative eclectic designers, whose full potential has been thus far unrealised.

The media buzz surrounding African fashion has never been louder or more exciting that it is now. We are increasingly seeing African influences not only on glittering catwalks around the world, but also in the designs of popular high street stores and boutiques. Now is the time to celebrate and acknowledge such achievement and what a better way than the AFA Awards.

The AFA believe that the current conditions are ideal for bold African designers to establish themselves as desirable global brands, harnessing their vision and creativity by delivering unique, quality fashion for the twenty-first century.

Our platform is at once elegant and accessible, designed to cultivate the right media attention for our designers, and to help them to take their next step on the path to global stardom. There is enormous potential in the African fashion scene, and we believe strongly that now is the perfect time to unleash that potential, and help the UK’s and native African designers to fulfil their global ambitions.

We endeavour to highlight the fabulous clothing and accessories of Africa’s most promising up-and-coming designers at our annual African Fashion Awards, an exclusive and unique celebration of the very best of African fashion.

The top fashion houses are increasingly embracing African influences, and top African designers such as Seidnaly Alphadi and Xuly Bet are making names for themselves internationally. We hope that the African Fashion Awards will give a new generation o African designers an opportunity to showcase their creations, and increase their brand awareness.

The African Fashion Awards will:

  • Be a voice for African fashion designers
  • Promote and raise the profile of African Fashion designers and encourage the development of African fashion.
  • Provide a cutting edge, high profile event showcasing the creativity and hard work of the UK’s and native African fashion designers.
  • Highlight the contribution of African fashion designers to the fashion industry.
  • Celebrate, acknowledge and reward the creativity and talent of African globally based Fashion Designers.
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