AFI FASHION WEEK
AFI Joburg and Cape Town Fashion Weeks are marketing and sales platforms, which leverage AFI’s global network. Designers are propelled into new markets while showcasing their unique perceptions to targeted audiences who desire authentic African storytelling.
Incubating the next generation of African designers, Fastrack invests in design graduates who are building brands that offer unique perspectives on modern cultural trends. Through year-long internships and mentorships, as well as funding for the creation of capsule collections for Fashion Week, emerging designers are shaped to independently generate financially impactful returns.
Fashion is a globally connected industry with economic, social and environmental influence. This knowledge platform brings together industry leaders from around the world to signal current trends and discuss sustainable practices for collective transformation.
Interest in African fashion is global and their access to markets should be too. Aggregating the sale of fashion week collections removes the logistical red tape imposed on designers, allowing them to construct the garments that express Africa’s creative potential.
Modern luxury is about conscience, comfort, convenience and choice. The Boutique allows you to shop exclusive runway collections from a variety of pan-African designers anytime, and from anywhere.
AFI acknowledges that the power of creativity is born from conflicting and complementary artistic narratives. This online marketplace rents and sells contemporary African art, sculptures, prints and crafts to create settings that express diverse African attitudes through intricate design.