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

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Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week

October 16 - 22
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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November 2023

Tunis Fashion Week

November 2 - 5
Founded in 2008, Tunis Fashion Week aims to give fashion professionals from across the region a chance to showcase their work to a domestic and international audience. Held annually each June, the event brings together various creatives across the textile and clothing sector in an effort to boost the industry and change the country’s image within the Euro-Med trade zone and across the Western World.

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Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week

November 3 - 6
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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AFI Fashion Week Joburg

November 9 - 11
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Founded in 2007 by Precious Moloi-Motsepe, African Fashion International is a seasonal showcase of African fashion brands aimed at propelling them onto a global stage. The event has been instrumental in growing the careers of a number of local designers, presenting them with the opportunities to gain exposure and experience through their popular Fast Track program, while it’s AFI boutique offers the designers who show a way to connect directly with the consumer as their collections are revealed.

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GTBank Fashion Weekend

November 11 - 12
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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December 2023

Swahili Fashion Week

December 1 - 3
One of the largest annual fashion events in East Africa, Swahili Fashion Week was founded in 2008 by Tanzanian couturier Mustafa Hassanali, and is held annually in Dar es Salaam. Comprised of traditional runway shows, pop-up shops, trade shows, and new talent discovery initiatives, as well as other opportunities for knowledge building, it’s aimed at emphasizing to the region that fashion made in Africa can be a valuable income-generating creative industry.

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Mozambique Fashion Week

December 5 - 11
A platform for discovering, encouraging, and promoting Mozambican fashion, Mozambique Fashion Week was founded in 2004 in Maputo, with the aim of placing the country on the radar of the international fashion community. The largest fashion event in the southern African nation, runway shows are the predominant attraction. MFW has also been known to host pop-ups and live performances, as well as panel discussions in the areas of culture, art, fashion, and entrepreneurship.

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Dakar Fashion Week

December 7 - 10
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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Accra Fashion Week

December 13 - 17
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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