THE AFRICAN FASHION CALENDAR

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

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Rwanda Fashion Week

June, TBD
rwanda
Rwanda Fashion Week (formerly known as Collective Rw Fashion Week) was established in 2016 by a group of East African creatives known as Collective Rw. Made up of designers and brands like House of Tayo, Haute Baso, Inzuki, K’tsobe Jewels, Moshions, Sonia Mugabo, and Uzi Collections, the collective hosts a series of runway shows, seminars, and pop up events in Kigali annually with the aim of showcasing Made-in-Rwanda fashions to a diverse audience and encouraging collaboration amongst African designers.
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upcoming events

October 2022

Heineken Lagos Fashion Week

October, TBD
nigeria
Founded in 2011 by Omoyemi Akerele, Heineken Lagos Fashion Week is a prestigious annual multi-day event that aims to support the growth and promote creatives in the African industry, featuring traditional runway shows and presentations, new talent discovery initiatives, as well as business masterclasses and other opportunities for knowledge building. Over the years, designers including Orange Culture, Kenneth Ize, and Emmy Kasbit have utilized the event as a launchpad for their brands.

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November 2022

MTC Windhoek Fashion Week

November, TBD
namibia
An annual four-day event that aims to showcase home-grown Namibian designers, Windhoek Fashion week was founded in 2015 by Kalistu Mukoroli and Luis Munana. Having recognized the power of the fashion industry in terms of stimulating the economy, creating jobs, and bringing increased international attention to Namibia, WFW was established to do just that; the event gathers designers with local buyers, customers, media, and creatives in an effort to foster connections between them.

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GTBank Fashion Weekend

November, TBD
nigeria
A consumer-focused fair and free business platform created to represent the best of Africa’s fashion industry, The GTBank Fashion Weekend began in 2016 and every year presents a carefully put together ensemble of designers from across Africa. The event comprises fashion and entrepreneurial masterclasses as well as curated shopping experiences that help to promote commerce for small businesses in the fashion industry, the ultimate goal being to uplift communities and grow the Nigerian economy.

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Kampala Fashion Week

November, TBD
uganda
Uganda's most influential fashion platform, Kampala Fashion Week promotes Ugandan designers and fashion designers from across the continent to a global market. Produced by the Fashion Council Uganda and founded by CEO Gloria Wavamunno, it was created with a core mission of strengthening the region’s design voice and industry, as well as fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship. KFW’s annual program includes the SEED Project Showcase, a talent search for emerging Ugandan designers.

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December 2022

Accra Fashion Week

December, TBD
ghana
Launched in 2006 by Nana Addo Tamakloe with the aim of establishing a world-class fashion week in Ghana, Accra Fashion Week is organized annually by fashion media and management outlet FashionGHANA. Held every October, AFW’s main objective, besides promoting designers from the continent, is to impart valuable business knowledge to the emerging who participate.

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Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week

December, TBD
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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Tribal Chic

December, TBD
kenya
Held annually at the Tribe Hotel, Tribal Chic Nairobi is one of Kenya's most well-respected fashion events. Founded in 2010, the initiative worked to showcase the best of East Africa’s design talent, exposing them to a community of local fashion insiders through curated runway presentations. The event also offers creatives across the visual arts an avenue for exposure by recruiting them to aid in aspects like set design and music, all while supporting a variety of causes and charities.

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