THE AFRICAN FASHION CALENDAR

The ultimate events and collections calendar of Africa's fashion industry.

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Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week

December 3-6
ethiopia
Held annually in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week is known as Africa’s biggest textile trade show. ASFW offers the opportunity for investors and designers to leverage the value of the African textile industry through the creation of a space for networking and knowledge sharing. Founded in 2014, it comprises brand showcases, a conference, and an expo that sees hundreds of local manufacturers presenting their goods and expertise to thousands of international trade visitors.
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December 2021

Dakar Fashion Week

December, 17-19
senegal
Founded in 2002 by Senegalese creative entrepreneur Adama Ndiaye, Dakar Fashion Week is one of the continent’s longest-running fashion weeks, and an event that strives to highlight the best of local design and celebrate Senegalese fashion and creativity. Underpinned by an embrace of Pan-Africanism that aims to counter the global stereotypes of the continent, the event has seen designers from across the continent presenting their collections.

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January 2022

Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week

January, 26-30
ethiopia
Held annually in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week (HAFW) was established to highlight the growing pool of high caliber African designers and brands, make them visible to an international market hungry for new talent, and foster connections between the various sectors of the continent’s growing garment industry. Founded in 2010 by Linda Murithi and Mahlet Teklemariam, the event has played host to brands including Maison ARTC, Kahindo, Mataano, and ROOOI.

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February 2022

Design Indaba

February, TBD
south africa
Established in 1995 with its globally acclaimed conference that attracts thousands of attendees from all over the world, the Design Indaba brand has evolved into a multidisciplinary platform that champions all creative sectors. Founded in 1995 by Ravi Naidoo, DI is powered by an ethos of creating a better world through creativity, and their initiatives most notably the Emerging Creatives Program, have served as a launching pad for some of South Africa’s most promising young design talent.

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