There is no denying, since its inception in 2011, Africa Fashion Week London has strived to create a platform for emerging designers to reach out to potential buyers and international media. In a bid to continue this work, Africa Fashion Week London has partnered with EN Campaigns for an exclusive competition in the run up to Europe’s largest fashion event dedicated to African and African-inspired fashion at Old Truman Brewery, London on 1-3 August, 2013.
Six designers will be selected by Africa Fashion Week London and Elevation Networks Campaigns to showcase their clothes on the catwalk of this year’s event as finalists of the competition. The overall winner will have the opportunity to fly to Nigeria for the first ever Africa Fashion Week Nigeria later this year.
To enter the competition please visit: www.elevationnetworks.org/AFWL The competition ends in the first week of July 2013.
“We are delighted to have EN Campaigns on board to help us with our goal to support emerging designers who need funds to take their business to the next level,” said CEO and founder of Africa fashion Week London, Ronke Ademiluyi, “This partnership also shows our work in this arena is being recognized by other organisations who are just as interested as we are in supporting emerging talent.”
EN Campaigns also provide access to funding for anyone under 30 years old with a creative business idea and are interested in designers, photographers, videographers, event planners, agencies, and anyone else that needs access to finance to take their business to the next level. To apply simply visit http://www.encampaigns.com/fashion/apply/
Africa Fashion Week London 2013 will see over 100 African designers and exhibitors showcasing their designs at the event, taking place in the impressive Truman Brewery space, just off Brick Lane. This years’ AFWL is set to be bigger and better than ever, expected over 25,000 people to attend the event over the course of the three days.
With Princess Fifi Ejindu, the Nigeria-based architect and businesswoman and Yinka Shonibare MBE, the London-based globally celebrated Nigerian fine artist as patrons, and talented and glamorous young African women Menaye Donkor Muntari, Noella Coursaris Musunka and Shingai Shoniwa as ambassadors, this year’s event once again promises to be a huge success.
With still a few spaces left for runway and exhibition space, Africa Fashion Week London 2013 is accepting applications till 30 June 2013 from designers who wish to showcase on the runway and/or exhibit their merchandise over the three-day exhibition.
The tickets for the three-day event can be purchased at http://africafashionweeklondon.com/africafashionweek/tickets/