Wednesday, 10 July 2013

News from Africa Fashion Week London July 2013

Dear Friends of AFWL,

With only three weeks to go to the third edition of Africa Fashion Week London scheduled for 1-3 August 2013 at Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, London, check out the latest from the AFWL team.

Press registration from members of press is now open here.

VIP and standard tickets are now on sale here. If you have not yet bought your tickets, why not check out our little promo teaser which may whet your appetite?

Follow us on Twitter at @africafwl and let us know your expectations of this year's event.

Thank you for your ongoing support.



Princess Fifi Ejindu Talks Exclusively on the African Arts and Fashion Banquet at The Dorchester Presented by AFWL

With six weeks left to the biggest African fashion extravaganza outside of Africa that is Africa Fashion Week London 2013 scheduled for 1-3 August 2013 at Old Truman Brewery, AFWL patron Princess Fifi Ejindu has given us an exclusive sneak peek at Africa Arts and Fashion Banquet to be held at The Dorchester Hotel on Sunday, 4 August 2013.
The first edition of African Arts and Fashion Banquet supported by the AFWL patron, Abuja-based businesswoman, architect and philantrophist, Princess Fifi Ejindu will see leading dignitaries, first ladies, celebrities, designers and business people both from Africa and Diaspora attend this exclusive event at the prestigious venue.
Speaking of the event and her support to Africa Fashion Week London 2013, Princess Fifi Ejindu said:
“With this event we intend to raise start-up funds for emerging talent and tuition fees for extremely talented designers, hence in a way we are empowering the youth of Africa. Therefore, this is our way to help emerging talent to a global platform and the funds they need,” Ejindu added.
African Arts and Fashion Banquet will play host to the crème de la crème of African dignitaries and VIPs as well as First Ladies of Nigeria already confirm their attendance, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Edem Duke. Other equally noteworthy guests include the First Lady of Cross River State, Her Excellency Mrs. Liyel Imoke and Ghanaian economist, scientist, political writer and former chairman of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Ghana. Professor Edward Ayensu who will be the Keynote Speakers at this prestigious fundraiser.
Speaking of the African Arts and Fashion Banquet, CEO and founder of Africa Fashion Week London Ronke Ademiluyi said:
“When you empower young people it is like an investment because if they are better educated and empowered, the future growth of our countries will be high, which is all the more the reason we should all strive to do more to help our young emerging talents reach their full potentials.”

Africa Fashion Week London Announces Partnership with OHTV

The organisers of Africa Fashion Week London are pleased to announce media partnership with OH TV in the run up to the third edition of AFWL scheduled for 1-3 August 2013 at Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch a success.
OH TV will film this year’s event and key highlights in the new season a popular flagship show ‘Out and About With Lola’. OH TV is an international TV network providing contemporary entertainment, available via Sky Channel 199. The OH TV Network delivers family friendly, ethical programming that is innovative, authentic, diverse and inspirational.
“We are delighted to have OH TV as our one of our official media partners for yet another year. As doubtless fashion and entertainment go hand in hand, we hope that this partnership introduces the event to a broader audience both in the run up to and after the event,” said Ronke Ademiluyi, the founder and CEO of AFWL.

Africa Fashion Week London Featured in New African Woman June Issue

NewAfricanWoman, the official media sponsors for Africa Fashion Week London 2013, welcomes the third edition of the biggest African fashion event outside of the continent with a two-page coverage highlighting our ambassadors and some of the confirmed designers to showcase at this summer’s three-day event which concludes with an exclusive arts and fashion banquet at The Dorchester on 4 August 2013.
Check it out! Better yet why not grab a copy of NewAfricanWoman from your newsagent now.

Meet AFWL 2013 Exhibitors

Bespoke Binny the homeware label which makes lavish use of vibrant African print in creating a range of home accessories (pictured above) is just one of our diverse exhibitors who will be exhibiting their work between 1-3 August at the Old Truman Brewery.

Why not check out thefull list of exhibitorsnow? 

Follow AFWL on Instagram

If you have not checked out our Instagram account yet, now is the time to do so. With a range of exhibitor and designer images for 2013, runway images from 2012 and 2011 and a range of other images of African fashion, AFWL Instagram boasts a colourful feed.

We will also be live from this year's edition between 1-4 August with #afwl2013 posting images from the runway, the exhibition hall, backstage and of course the African Arts and Fashion Banquet.

Also pictured above, our 2011 designer Adopted Culture will be back on the runway this August.

Team AFWL Out and About

With only days to go now to AFWL 2013, our team have been super busy in meetings and preparations. Check out our co-founder Josette Makhozi, our founder Ronke Ademiluyi with the editor of our media sponsors New African Woman and Saville Row's finest Mr. Ozwald Boateng in the above picture.

Why not visit ourFacebook page for more images of the team as well as the work of designers and exhibitors showcasing at this year's AFWL?
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