African Fashion International announces Masterclass Series ahead of AFI Cape Town Fashion Week. (AFI Gallery)

African Fashion International (AFI) is pleased to announce the MASTERCLASS SERIES ahead of AFI Cape Town Fashion Week from 21-24 March 2018, at the iconic Salt River Film Studios in Cape Town.

MASTERCLASSES are scheduled for 22 March, at The Ritz Hotel in Sea Point. The series is set to have interactive discussions and demonstrations on latest trends in the fast growing fashion business, and help young fashion designers to reach and realise their full potential in the competitive fashion industry.

Experienced speakers from around the continent and home grown creatives will be sharing the stage engaging in topics that are the drive for the success of Fashion Business. Discussions with Alex Harris a Retail Consultant who will talk about Building a Commercial Range, and David Tlale, Fashion Designer will look it to building the Niche Brand in the Business of Fashion to prepare upcoming fashion designers for the big market.

Sarah Diouf Designer from Senegal and Jean Bruneau IP Lawyer from Adams & Adams will share their insightful knowledge on Cultural Appropriation, and IP Protection. One of the top 5 Futurist in Africa Merle O’Brien is not to be missed, she will look at The Unthinkable Future- fashion, textile, and wearable technologies.

In between these sessions MAC Global Senior Artist South Africa, Raine Tauber and MAC Global Senior Artist Sub Sahara Africa, Marco Louis, will focus on the international makeup trends, making it locally relevant. Wella Professionals Global Top Artist Audrey Loots will be covering all there is to know about Hair styling, from Red Carpet to Runway, and delegates have an opportunity to learn from broad panel of experts.

Inspired by a bold, vibrant, and authentic African spirit and theme: #IAMAFRICA! AFI Cape Town Fashion Week celebrates the future of African luxury fashion with the power and confidence of the continent’s ancient creative heritages.

Fashion Design students, Lecturers, Stylists and everyone around Cape Town are encouraged to be part of this remarkable once in a life time opportunity.

Ticket cost R150 for students and R200 for others for the entire day including refreshments.

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