AFRICAN FASHION INTERNATIONAL (AFI) is pleased to announce that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg, will be taking place from the 10 – 12 March 2016.
The event not only marks the official start to AFI’s fashion calendar, but welcomes the new showcase of AFI Fastrack™ talent who ultimately vie for the much coveted title of AFI Young Designer of the Year at the end of 2016. While the designer schedule is yet to be released, its common knowledge that the city pulsates with fashion design talent who take to runway with creativity, innovation and fashion that outdoes prior collections shown.
AFI would also like to announce the provisional dates for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2016 which is planned from the 28 – 30 July 2016. 2015 took the runway event to a new location adding to the event experience and saw new talent showcase for the first time. AFI is planning for another high paced event that will leave the Mother City and the industry elated.
AFI is still hard at work seeking the best strategic solution for the delivery of the 2016 edition of AFI Africa Fashion Week. AFI’s intention is to have an Africa Fashion Week that is truly reflective of the continent and is strategically poised to deliver not just for local artists but deliver for the continent, putting African Fashion at the forefront of the global fashion stage, living up to its strategic intent of being the gateway to refined African Luxury over the next three to five years. The intention is to have an event that not only showcases fashion but evokes the discussion around the industry, engaging key stakeholders and players to ensure that the African Fashion industry ascends to its rightful place.