African Fashion International (AFI), is celebrating a decade of African excellence with an exciting line-up of African designers preparing to introduce their Spring/Summer collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2017 (MBFWJ17).
“We have collaborated with African fashion design royalty to offer a world-class spectacular of refined African apparel and accessories at the newly built Mall of Africa to commemorate 10 years of providing the perfect platform for the continent’s best designers to showcase their collections,” says Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, AFI Founder and CEO.
“We are also delighted to welcome collections from young designers who are making waves in the fashion world, with the overall programme sure to grab the attention of media, industry experts and fashionistas alike.”
Designers making their debut at MBFWJ17 include Sheria Ngowi from Tanzania, Chidinma Obairi from Nigeria and Vizuvlgvds from the United States, with Fashion Week favourites returning to the runways.
“We are delighted to welcome designers from across the continent and further afield who appreciate the value of showing their collections to the discerning Johannesburg market,” says Dr Moloi-Motsepe. “This event attracts the attention of local and international audiences, from young and aspiring creatives to affluent consumers who spend their disposable income in the luxury and fashion space. We look forward to welcoming visitors from across the continent to revel in this curated showcase of Africa’s best established and emerging designers on this world-class platform.”