ABOUT AFI FASTRACK
AFI FASTRACK is the national graduate fashion platform offered by African Fashion International. The initiative is a developmental platform that offers emerging designers a chance to be exposed to the market through the fashion week vehicle – this is done through the selection of 6 – 12 finalists who showcase at the Joburg Fashion week platform.
The winner is awarded the title of Young designer Of The Year, a sum of money to invest in his or her business and is given growth opportunities through webinars, internships and Mentorships. Each of the finalists is given an opportunity to present a capsule collection at the Joburg Fashion week platform.
The Selection Criteria for participation includes the following – The applicant must be a graduate of a reputable Fashion learning institution in South Africa and or be a qualified Fashion Designer, be a commercial Ready To Wear designer, show an understanding of Trends, Be innovative, Be original
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.