about afwl

Founded in 2011 by Ronke Ademiluyi, Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) is Europe's largest fashion event promoting and nurturing African and African-inspired design talent.

With a collaborative catwalk, exhibition and business development program, AFWL has led the way in highlighting Africa’s emerging designers and apparel industry and has been at the forefront of bringing awareness of Africa’s burgeoning fashion industry to the international market.

Since 2011, AFWL has hosted 5 catwalk events and contributed expertise to at least 10 more events produced by 3rd parties such as The Mayor of London’s Black History Month celebrations and the annual Africa Centre Summer Festival.

We have also showcased over 800 emerging designers & exhibitors, from Africa, Europe and America, to almost 70,000 visitors including buyers, retailers, influential industry professionals, and the media and is now a highlight on the annual fashion calendar.

AFWL brings value to designers through, contacts, experience and knowledge within the fashion community.

With a core team made up of experienced fashion industry experts and business professionals, AFWL is committed to creating a platform for African and African inspired designers that not only showcases them to an international market, but also supports them in building a sustainable business that is globally recognised and promotes social change in Africa.

ronke ademiluyi Founder, Africa Fashion Week London & Africa Fashion Week Nigeria Africa Fashion Week London ronke@africafashionweeklondonuk.com

ronke ademiluyi

Founder, Africa Fashion Week London & Africa Fashion Week Nigeria
Africa Fashion Week London
ronke@africafashionweeklondonuk.com


The team

KAMARI ADEMILUYI, Co-Founder & Executive Manager
kamari@africafashionweeklondonuk.com

BUKOLA OKIJI, Events Manager
kamari@africafashionweeklondonuk.com

ANNAMARIE BENEDICT, Press & Creative Director
press@africafashionweeklondonuk.com

CJ ADEMILUYI, Co-Founder & Business Manager
ticket-info@africafashionweeklondonuk.com

LEIGH ODIMAH, Marketing Director
leigh@africafashionweeklondonuk.com

CAROLINE 'CHI-CHI; CHINAKWE, Head Curator
caroline@africafashionweeklondonuk.com


collaborators & Contributors

AFWL is a team effort; and this includes working with great contributors to make every event a success. For more information on how to get involved email us today.