Bluepearl Services International, organizers of African Fashion and Design Week™ Nigeria, New York and Los Angeles, is pleased to announce that African Fashion and Design Week™ (AFDW) will take place in Nigeria from October 13th – 15th, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. After 5 years of success, this 6th edition promises to be even more awesome, with the theme as, “Honour the Masters and Celebrate the New.’’
Although the main event takes place during the aforementioned time frame, there will be a series of events taking place between July and early October – all leading up to the grandest fashion week Africa has ever seen. African Fashion and Design Week’s primary focus is to provide more retail access for designers to consumers globally, provide platforms for networking and celebrate the African fashion industry in general.
As part of what is on the plate, some of the events that will take place during AFDW 2017 are, business of fashion seminar, which would offer the opportunity to young talents to learn the basic foundation of building a fashion brand and earn a sustainable living; and the careers that are available in the fashion industry. These seminars will take place in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, and Togo. There would be African Icon of Hope Awards.
It must be reminded that the runway showcase will feature collections from over 30 leading established and emerging African designers from 11 countries.