Thursday 29 October 2015

Africa Fashion International to Host Its First Africa Fashion Forum

Gavin Rajah - MBFWAfrica 2013

African Fashion International (AFI) has confirmed that Africa Fashion Week, scheduled to take place from Wednesday, 4 to Saturday, 7 November 2015, will no longer take place in its current format.

In its place, AFI plans to convene leading stakeholders on the continent to the first Africa Fashion Forum.

The first of its kind forum will seek to address the state of the industry and jointly discover new ways towards growth, competitiveness and sustainability to actively participate in the global fashion value chain.

The African Fashion Forum will take place during the first quarter of 2016, and will form the foundation for Africa Fashion Week going forward. Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, executive chairperson of AFI, will share more information about the event at a media briefing to be held on Wednesday, 2 December 2015.

LaurenceAirline and Missibaba - MBFWAfrica 2013
AFI has confirmed that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2016 and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2016 will take place as planned.

Image Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo 

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