As African Fashion International (AFI) takes account of the best moments of the past decade, vivid memories come to the fore; like the time, in 2011, when David Tlale boldly took over the Nelson Mandela bridge with an Amazonian army of 92 models, to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s 92nd birthday; or the time when supermodel, Alek Wek, walked the runway for Khothatso Tsotetsi’s show in 2014.
Singling out the best moments of a company that has produced a spate of world-class shows that have helped to cement its position as one of the most renowned African fashion platforms on the continent, is subjective. Everyone from designers, producers, models, and Fashion Week patrons have shared their own fond memories of AFI’s shows. [Watch AFI’s anniversary docufilm].
To mark a decade of excellence in African fashion, AFI staffers curated a small collection of outstanding garments that have reigned over the runway in the last 10 years, and in the spirit of AFI’s anniversary, each garment was redesigned in silver.
Get an eyeful of AFI’s Silver Retrospective shoot as we reminisce over some of the best garments of the decade.