Africa Fashion Week London August 11- Catwalk Schedule

By rachel Ogbu
Doors open from 1pm for Exhibition browsing and entertainment at this year's African Fashion Week London taking place at the Freemasons' Hall, 60 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ.
Friday Catwalk Shows: 4pm & 6pm
Saturday Catwalk Shows: 1pm, 3.30pm & 6.30pm
3 Catwalk Shows
30 Designers
400 Looks
SO MUCH CHOICE!
Moving onto the second day at Africa Fashion Week London 2018.

Designers from Holland,  Namibia, Nigeria, Morocco,  Somalia, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana all vying for Best Collection recognition. 

AFWL vetran designers VanElse, Soboye and Mary Martin London showcase new collections and a new design collective, Fresh & Different from Somalia is eager to show the country's textile heritage in a first for them and for AFWL.

DE VELASCO is the first Moroccan designer on the  AFWL catwalk.  See her designs at 1pm Saturday 11 August.

1pm schedule

Designers

ETHNIC REVIVAL (FRANCE / CAMEROON)
AFRODITE (DR CONGO)
PRELINE (ZIMBABWE)
RUSUVERO (NAMIBIA)
HOUSE OF YAYA (SIERRA LEONE)
DE VALASCO GALLERY (MOROCCO)
APHIA SAKYI (GHANA)
WB COLLECTION (NIGERIA)
KIANNARA (UK)
FRESH & DIFFERENT (SOMALIA)

Zimbabwean born designer Preline Martha is the designer behind the PRELIM Label. Prelim was lauched in 2013 and one of the proudest highlights  was supermodel Nykhor Paul wearing a Prelim jacket on the cover of New African Woman Magazine.

APHIA SAKYI  started in  Ghana ,  with no training and little idea in jewellery making.  Since then she has wowed us with her innovative designs and stunning photoshoots.

3PM SHOW

Nigerian  BECCA APPAREL is storming ahead of the game with her modern sillouettes and to-die-for collection  See her designs on the catwalk at 3.30pm and visit her stall in the Exhibition Hall.

3.30pm schedule

Designers

GANIYAT (UK)
ERENTI (NIGERIA / UK)
BECCA APPAREL (NIGERIA)
CATHERINE MONIQUE (IVORY COAST & CAMEROON)
ATELIER JULIETA MANASSAS (ANGOLA)
NEDIM DESIGNS (SOUTH AFRICA)
ABBY LEWIS (USA / TANZANIA)
JESU SEGUN LONDON (UK / NIGERIA)
BEAU SAPEUR  (UGANDA)

ABBY LEWIS, originally from New York, is a Tanzania-based designer focusing on pieces that bridge the gap between minimalist city style and effortless silhouettes ideal for tropical weather. All of her pieces are made with her own original fabric designs, handwoven out of 100% Tanzanian cotton.

Hailing from Uganda, BEAU SAPEURdesigns are beautiful, unique pieces from hand-made and printed fabrics in Uganda. They are joining the movement to challenge people to dress in brighter colours and bolder prints! Their subtle, clean, sharp designs let the fabric do all the talking whilst retaining the feel of being classic with a twist.

6.30pm Show

VAN ELSE
6pm  schedule

Designers

VAN ELSE (HOLLAND)
SOBOYE (UK / NIGERIA)
MARY MARTIN LONDON (UK)
BLINGSHIKI (NIGERIA)
SIGNATURE SECRET (NIGERIA)
ADACHIC DESIGNS (USA & NIGERIA)
LADY BIBA (NIGERIA)
MAMADOU FALL (SENEGAL)
TOBAMS COLORS ()
MOREMI COLLECTION (NIGERIA)

ADACHIC Designs is a socially conscious handbag company representing Nigeria and USA with the progression of Africa at its core.  while expose the world to the beauty of Africa’s natural resources through the use of local fabrics and skins.
BLINGSHIKI  
​Unconventional Fashion that's a little bit hippie, a little bit disco and whole lot futuristic!  Inspired from African heritage, Blingshiki's designs bring us sparkle with a twist.

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