Africa’s finest fashion culture offerings and richness will take centre stage in London as African designers and creative fashion talents prepare for the 13th edition of the Africa Fashion Week London during Black History Month in the UK.
Queen AdeRonke who recently produced the maiden edition of Africa Fashion Week Brazil in the city of Sao Paulo, expressed the need to host platforms like these as it allows African fashion to continue to come alive globally.
Africa fashion week London is the longest running platform that showcases African fashion brands outsite of the continent of Africa.
This years edition will welcome designers from almost every African country fashion – Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, South Africa, Angola, Namibia, to mention a few.
The much talked about international fashion show aimed at promoting the richness of African culture through fashion and more importantly, promoting trade and investment in the creative industry will hold on in October celebrating the Black History Month in the UK. Aimed at promoting the growth of Black business in the UK the event will also feature SMEs giving expose to start ups and Blacked owned businesses.
Queen Aderonke, better known for her passion for the development of African culture and heritage encourages the telling of the African stories through fashion is the founder of Africa Fashion Week London, Africa Fashion Week Nigeria and co-founder of Africa Week Brazil.
Queen Aderonke has partnered with various educational institutions like University of Northampton, Henleys Business School of Entrepreneurship, Parsons School of Design and Technology, Ravensbourne University, London College of Fashion and West London University and Africa Fashion Week London has showcased over 2000 established and emerging African brands to a global audience.
Queen Ronke also doubles the Chief Executive Officer, CEO of Adire Oodua Textile Training Hub under the Chairmanship of His Imperial Majesty The Ooni of ife, the hub is a vocational skill training hub that teaches youth and women various adire making skills at no cost, ranging from the Adire oniko, adire batik, adire eleko and adire alabere, as her desire is to position Adire as a Non oil export that can help grow the GDP of our nation, through job creation.
AFWL 2023 will have a Nigerian pavilion to showcase the uniqueness and the beauty in Nigerian culture and heritage as this will enable us to project Nigerian Textile and Garment industry startups throughout the event.
Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi who has been the Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Africa Fashion Week brand for nearly a decade is excited about the historic Africa Fashion Week Brand and its 13th edition holding this year.