Are you ready to experience style, design, and culture all under one roof? For the third straight year, the diverse city of Toronto will be home to the fastest growing 4 day fashion event- African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT), that has been defining local and international fashion from an African perspective.
#AFWT2015 will commence Thursday, August 13th with their annual Media Networking Soiree, featuring the hip live band Juice Money Collective and Juno Award winning DJ Nana who will be musically entertaining the attendees inside The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. West, Toronto) starting at 7:00pm. African Fashion Week Toronto will continue with 3 days of diverse fashion festivities featuring:
- Student Designer Competition (Friday, August 14th)
- Fashion Industry Seminar (Saturday, August 15th)
- Three high fashion runway shows (Saturday, August 15th)
- African Fashion Industry Awards (Sunday, August 16th)
- Networking platforms & after parties (Aug. 13th -16th)
On Saturday, August 15th inside the state of the art Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East, Toronto) #AFWT2015 will feature a series of high fashion runway showcases by the best African inspired designers from Canada and around the world. London, UK’s own Adebayo “King of Couture” Jones returns this year with a stellar line up of fashion pieces from his latest collection.
On Sunday, August 16th they will celebrate achievements in the African fashion industry at the 2nd Annual African Fashion Industry Awards (AFIA). AFWT is excited to announce that this year #AFIA2015 will be honouring the legendary super modelAlek Wek with the Model Excellence Award.
To learn more about the designers schedule, event program and award ceremony please visit: http://afwt.ca/schedule/.
Official website: http://www.afwt.ca
Hashtags: #AFWT2015 #AFIA2015
African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT) is one of the most recognized fashion weeks in Canada. The program was established by the Fashion Ready Foundation in 2012 and has developed into a nationally recognized event. AFWT continues to grow each season, creating a community of designers, models and industry professionals who shape this unique experience.
This multicultural platform supports Toronto’s unique and diverse cultural heritage whilst contributing to the fashion and tourism market of Canada. The event is designed to attract key industry players, local and international celebrities, relevant business associates, media houses, key government officials and many other prestigious attendees and stakeholders.
About Fashion Ready Foundation
The Fashion Ready Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mandate to promote and advocate education of the fashion arts and business by providing scholarships and facilitating internships, mentorships and career programs to support growth and advancement within the global fashion industry.
Press release from AFrican Fashion Week
Photo AFrican Fashion Week