the forum I campus : A Spectacular Venue for Joburg Fashion Week 2023
Joburg Fashion Week 2023: Where Culture and Commerce Converge
Johannesburg is more than just a city. It’s a melting pot of diverse cultures, a hub of dynamic commerce, and a hotspot of artistic expression. And this November, it’s also the ultimate destination for fashion lovers in Africa.
Joburg Fashion Week 2023, presented by African Fashion International (AFI), is set to showcase the best of African design and innovation on a spectacular stage.
the forum I campus in Bryanston, a stunning venue that combines sophistication and functionality, will host the main shows from 9-11 November, 2023.
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.
Joburg, A Fashion Capital
Joburg, sometimes overshadowed by global fashion capitals, now rightfully claims its place among them. Recognised alongside iconic fashion cities like Cape Town, London, New York, Paris, and Milan, Johannesburg is a significant fashion capital in its own right. As such, JFW seeks to celebrate this status by carefully selecting venues that showcase the city's vibrant culture and thriving commerce.
Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, the visionary executive chairman of AFI, notes, "At the centre of our work at AFI are our customers and stakeholders, especially the designers we celebrate. We aim to provide an exceptional service and experience.
the forum I campus in Bryanston is an excellent venue for a great experience and for meeting and networking with people from across sectors."
An Iconic Venue
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.
Fresh Off The Runway
A Retail Marketplace set up in the garden will grant access to various exhibitors, offering an array of fashion accessories, wellness products, and beauty items. With the holiday season just around the corner, AFI becomes the ultimate "Shop the Runway" destination for holiday shoppers in search of ready-to-wear clothing and more.
Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, the driving force behind this preeminent platform, emphasises: "AFI has created a solid platform not only to develop and showcase talent and innovation from the global south but also to drive commerce. AFI's mission extends beyond the runway, aiming to create an ecosystem that fosters the development and growth of the African fashion business while serving as a vital bridge connecting African creatives with the global fashion market."
Save The Date
As Joburg Fashion Week 2023 unfolds, it promises to be a cultural celebration like no other—a harmonious blend of creativity, style, and commerce, right in the heart of the City of Joburg. Mark your calendars, fashion enthusiasts, because this is an event you won't want to miss.
Prepare to be inspired, captivated, and immersed in the vibrant fashion scene that Johannesburg and the African continent, has to offer. This year's Joburg Fashion Week is set to leave an indelible mark on the global fashion industry.