Joburg Fashion Week 2023: A Celebration of Pan-African Fashion
When is Joburg Fashion Week?
By AFI Insider
Johannesburg, South Africa (August 10, 2023) – Africa Fashion International (AFI) today announced the dates for Joburg Fashion Week 2023, the must-attend fashion event of the year. The event will take place from 8-11 November 2023 in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Joburg Fashion Week is a celebration of Pan-African fashion, featuring talented designers and fashion creatives from the African continent and the African diaspora.
“We are excited to announce dates for Joburg Fashion Week 2023. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, and we are confident that it will continue to display the best of African fashion to the world,” says the Founder and Executive Chair of AFI, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe.
The Founder and Executive Chair of African Fashion International, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe has announced the dates for AFI's Joburg Fashion Week 2023
“In the past few years, we have seen a growing interest in African fashion from around the world. This is due in part to the increasing visibility of African designers on the international stage. AFI Joburg Fashion Week is helping to fuel this interest, and we are confident that it will continue to grow in the years to come. We believe that this year's event will be even bigger and better than before, and we are sure that it will be a must-attend event for anyone who loves fashion."
Like Cape Town Fashion Week held earlier this year, Joburg Fashion Week 2023 will feature a Fashion, Art, Music, and Design Expo as well as a Retail Marketplace. This will allow attendees the opportunity to Shop the Runway as soon as each designer’s show concludes.
“We bridge the gap between the Business of Fashion and creative minds. The AFI platform leverages our world-class marketing Fashion Week to translate into sales through focused strategies that put the customer at the centre of all our activities.” says Dr Moloi-Motsepe.
AFI has always explored the intersection between art, fashion, and business, and will continue doing so with the AFI Masterclasses and other industry conversations, and networking that will make for an enjoyable and rich experience.
Designs by Eric Raisina, Gvllvnt and Gavin Rajah at Joburg Fashion Week 2022. Click here to watch previous shows
This makes AFI Joburg Fashion Week 2023 a never to be missed immersive and learning experience, whether you want to meet interesting people for networking` or shop the latest trends and hang out with the continent's most fashion-forward people.
the forum I campus in Bryanston, a stunning venue that combines sophistication and functionality, will host the main shows from 9-11 November, 2023.
With its elegant and functional spaces, the forum I campus is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, sets the stage for Africa's pre-eminent fashion designers to unveil their collections against a magnificent backdrop.
The venue's layout is tailor-made for runway presentations, featuring a triple-volume area that not only accommodates a long runway but also reaches three stories in height, creating an immersive experience for attendees and photographers alike.
Moreover, the forum I campus offers spacious, elegant rooms catering to media, buyers, and the public, ensuring everyone enjoys the fashion experience to the fullest.
But the fashion fever will spread throughout the city, as pop-up events, exhibitions, workshops, and parties will turn Joburg into a dazzling display of style and creativity.
Africa Fashion International is pleased to announce the impressive roster of designers set to grace the stage at Joburg Fashion Week.
True to our tradition, Joburg Fashion Week is a testament to the pan-African spirit, bringing together exceptional design talents from across the continent. This year's event promises to be an exhilarating celebration of world-class fashion, music, style, and shopping.
The designers featured at Joburg Fashion Week 2023 are a diverse and talented group, reflecting the rich tapestry of African fashion. Among the celebrated names in this year's line-up are:
Alia Bare of Alia Bare (Niger), Tumi Nakedi of Tumi Captivating (South Africa), Seneo Moji of Kaylaamiel Creations (Botswana), Bongiwe Walaza of Bongiwe Walaza (South Africa), Londeka Buthelezi-Ndaba of Malondie (South Africa), Bathini Kowane of Bathini Designs (South Africa), Papy Kaluw of Urban Zulu (DRC), Tumie Mohoasa of Nguo (Botswana), Kwenzi Nkomo of Indoni Fashion House (South Africa), Siphosihle Masango of MASANGO (South Africa), Thabiso Thokane of Woke Studios (South Africa), Keamogetswe Phiri of House of Stevolution (South Africa), Sello Medupe of SCALO by Sello Medupe (South Africa), Tshepo Rakale of Gvllvnt (South Africa), AFI Fastrack Finalists 2023 and the return of AFI’s in-house private label, AFI Privé.
Gavin Rajah Joins Joburg Fashion Week Schedule
In an exciting, development, one of Africa's leading fashion designers and couture masters, Gavin Rajah, will be showcasing the Gavin Rajah brand's latest collection at Joburg Fashion Week.
Gavin Rajah, who has been showcasing at AFI Fashion Weeks since the company's inception, will kickstart Joburg Fashion Week with an exciting curation of his latest collection.
The show is on Thursday, 09 November 2023 at 6pm at the forum | the campus. Tickets are very limited. Click here to purchase:
The powerful connection between the fashion and music industries will be vividly demonstrated at Joburg Fashion Week. From R&B sensation Lloyiso to the prince of amapiano, Young Stunna, and iconic acts Mafikizolo and Grammy-winning musician Zakes Bantwini, the stage is set for unforgettable performances that will elevate this event to new heights.
Lloyiso will perform on Thursday, 09 November 2023.
Young Stunna will perform on Friday, 10 November 2023.
Zakes Bantwini and Mafikizolo will perform on Saturday, 11 November 2023.
This season’s topic is "Unlocking the Economic Potential of Circular Fashion in Africa.” It encapsulates a vision that stretches far beyond clothing and design. It's about unlocking a sustainable future for fashion on the African continent, and it all starts with you.
In a world where fashion is synonymous with change, innovation, and style, there's a transformative movement underway—one that seeks to revolutionise the fashion industry while preserving Africa's rich cultural heritage and protecting the environment.
The AFI Masterclass at Joburg Fashion Week will be facilitated by an industry icon, Felipe Mazibuko. Joining him in the panel will be fashion designers, Alia Bare and Shamyra Moodley; and fashion journalist and culture critic, Khensani Mohlatlole.
Join us on 11 November 2023 at 11am at the forum | campus in Bryanston. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE:
Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of unrivalled glamour and style as Africa's leading designers come together to stage a fashion extravaganza. You can be part of an elite audience and witness the latest trends and creations from the African continent's top fashion designers.
It's an opportunity to experience fashion at its finest, showcasing the very essence of African creativity and innovation.
For more information about Joburg Fashion Week 2023, visit the official Joburg Fashion Week page.