The theme for this year's AFIJFW is "I am Africa". Picture: AFI.
The theme for this year's AFIJFW is "I am Africa". Picture: AFI.

Top African designers to showcase at AFI Fashion Week

By Lifestyle reporter Time of article published Sep 20, 2019

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African Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week is back in Joburg to present an exciting season of Spring/Summer 2020 collections. 

With the world looking for creativity, craftmanship and innovation, African  designers will once again inspire and excite the fashion community as well as discerning fashion  lovers with a three-day fashion experience from Thursday October 10 to Saturday, October 12  at the Sandton Convention Centre.

This season, over 30 fashion designers from across Africa will showcase their  Spring/Summer 2020 collections, transcending the gap between the past, present and the future.

David Tlale will present the "JOYCE" collection, a tribute to his late mother. Picture:AFI. 

Part of this season's lineup includes the legendary David Tlale, who will be showcasing his latest collection themed “JOYCE”, a tribute to his
late mother.

From the young designers, Rich  Factory and Orapeleng Modutle will present their collections to bring a more dynamic and youthful feel to the runway. 

Orapeleng Modutle will bring flair, and drama to the runway. Picture: AFI. 

Reaching beyond the borders, AFI has brought designers on board such as  Mozambican designer Taibo Bacar, Nigeria’s very own Ituen Basi, and Kreyann from  Cameroon.

Since its first runway shows 12 years ago, AFI has created and propelled many designers to legendary heights through a global platform showcasing the best that African fashion has to offer and opening up commercial markets for designers. AFI Fashion Week, takes luxury African fashion to the world through AFI’s Designer Boutique, leveraging off the global network that the organization has built over the years. 
African designers are getting global recognition and are making inroads into the distribution channels of international markets. From Laduma Ngxokolo’s Maxhosa by  Africa making its debut at New York Fashion Week to Thebe Magugu becoming the first African designer to scoop LVMHPRIZE Young Fashion Designer. AFI is proud to have been part of these designers’ journey. The company commits to further unearth and propel the vast talent from all corners of the continent.
AFI Fashion Week is a celebration of African talent and a sure path to commercial success for the designers.

Maxhosa Africa. Picture: AFI. 

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