I hope everyone has been enjoying their week. Over here in London, the heat wave has given way to cool
African Fashion Week London (AFWL) was founded in 2011 by Ronke Ademiluyi whose desire was to promote and support African inspired designers, and London, being one of the quirkiest and ethnically diverse of the Fashion Capitals, proved to be the perfect place for this show...and Voila!! AFWL was created. So far, there has been two editions of the AFWL all held in different choice locations in London including Gibson Hall, Bishopgate(2011) and Spitalfields (2012) attracting over 20, 000 guests. Spanning these two years, AFWL has hosted and showcased over 200 budding and established African Designers making it one of the biggest single African Fashion event outside of the continent. Here is a link to find out more about them..
The AFWL hosts African Inspired Designers and Exhibitors who will showcase inspiring designs and products that promises to take your breath away. I totally love African Prints and Designs which have already made their way into the international fashion market, making it one of the biggest trends in Fashion.
The third edition of the AFWL will be held from 1-3 August 2013 in Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. This year, AFWL has decided to add a little twist to all the excitement; there would be holding the first ever African Arts and Fashion Banquet which would be the perfect way to bring the AFWL to a grand close. This will be held in the prestigious Dorchester Hotel Park Lane on the 4th August 2013 , supported by the AFWL Patron Fifi Ejindu . It will be an exclusive event and first ever fundraiser event of its kind to raise funds for the African Arts and Fashion Initiatives which will create start up funds for young designers to launch their designs out to the world.
Yours truly will be attending the AFWL as Press/Blogger Friday 2nd August 2013 and I cannot wait to go. The good thing is there are still a few tickets available which you can book here. You can also have a look at their exciting website and follow them here on Instagram@fricafwl, Twitter @africafwl and Facebook for up to date info and live updates of the shows.
Here is a link to all the designers and exhibitors showcasing in the 3rd Edition AFWL 2013 but I am leaving a mini round up of all the designers showcasing their phenomenal designs below on the day I am attending which is Friday 2nd August 2013.
O’Mak Designs by Uche
House of Jola
Crown Rose UK
Steve Mandy Designs
Ruutz Art and Creation
Sluu by Sluvin Designs
Vou Brown Collection
I would love to know anyone else who will be attending this event especially on Friday 2nd August 2013 as I would love to meet with you whether you are blogger, writer or fashion junkie. I love meeting new people every time. I am also looking to explore interviewing some designers and exhibitors at the event. of course, I would be bring you loads of pictures of the event for those who are unable to attend. Follow me on Twitter@Fashstyleliv and Instagram@Fashstyleliv for live updates and sneaky exclusive pictures of this event. I hope you enjoyed this post as usual.
Note: Although I have received a press pass to attend this event AFWL, I was under no obligation to write this post or receive any compensation to write this post. I am so excited to attend the AFWL which is why I decided to write about it....:-))))
Photo Credit: All Photos used in this post are from the African Fashion Week London Website...
I look forward to reading your lovely comments and engaging with you as always and if you have any particular follow up posts regarding the AFWL, leave me a comment below. What dress would you wear to this event if you were to attend?...xxxx...toodles..