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.
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
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.
The theme for AFDW 2017 is “Honour the Masters and Celebrate the New.’’ As
the theme implies, the aim of this fashion week is to celebrate and pay
homage to both veteran renowned designers, as well as new designers who
show promising potential.
Here is an overview of events that will take place during AFDW 2017:
1. Business of Fashion Seminar: Offers 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
2. African Icon of Hope Awards: Acknowledges designers’ outstanding works
that has put the African continent on the global fashion map.
3.Bluepearl Rising Star: As part of BSI's commitment to fostering creative
independence amongst new talent in the African fashion and design
industry, Bluepearl Rising Stars is a competition in which the most
creative and innovative designers selected will each present a
much-anticipated capsule collection, before one of the young designer's is
awarded the title of Bluepearl Raising Star and also given the opportunity
to showcase during the New York Fashion Week. The prize also includes a
scholarship to study Fashion and Design Technology.
4. Runway Showcase: Will feature collections from over 30 leading
established and emerging African designers from 11 countries.
Watch out for more details coming soon.