The dates for the 2015 edition of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam (AFWA) have been announced. The event’s premiere edition was held from the 29th to the 31st of August 2014. And it presented a new type of fashion show that provided black designers and African inspired collections, a platform to showcase their creations in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The event was an interactive celebration of fashion, culture, music and talent and took place at the prestigious World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam. The well-attended event saw thousands of visitors watch dozens of models strut the runway in hundreds of African inspired or designed outfits to the delight and excitement of its audiences.
And with enhanced funding and exposure, the AFWA team says it “is looking to break existing records as the brand continues to grow in popularity within the media and community as a benchmark for promoting causes, uniting talents and breaking barriers within the community.”
This year, Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam is scheduled to take place from the 27th to 30th August at an exclusive venue in Amsterdam.
“Many key figures from the African community have already confirmed their attendance such as award-winning movie star Ramsey Nouah and several prominent business entrepreneurs. We are looking to break existing records and take the event to the next level, which is certainly developing,” said Diana Tambe – founder and Chief Executive Officer of AFWA.
According to the team, “Visitors and media can expect to see a multi-cultural and talent-rich celebration of African lifestyle and talent. From networking events and press days to over thirty fashion shows, the event will culminate with an interactive awards ceremony which will celebrate new talent, and launch Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam’s affiliated magazine publication, along with its cover face competition winner. Sasa magazine will be an on-line and published bi-annual retrospective of arts, culture, fashion and talent based on the values of African society but fostering an inclusion for everyone.”
“The event will also be contributing a percentage of its profits towards The Diana Tambe Foundation (a charitable body seeking to promote, maintain and improve levels of health care, education, training and provision of facilities within the African community),” says the Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam team.
For more information about the event, you can visit the AFWA website.