About AFWL

Created by Ronke Ademiluyi, Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) is Europe's largest catwalk event of African and African-inspired design.

A collaborative catwalk and exhibition, highlighting the industry’s established and emerged African designers, AFWL is at the forefront of capturing the surge of the African inspired trends in the fashion industry. Our annual event aims to celebrate the work of African and African inspired designers in the UK and worldwide.

Our mission

To increase the visibility and awareness of our designers by providing them with an affordable global showcasing platform. 

Our Track Record

AFWL has hosted four catwalk events since inception in 2011 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 showcased over 300 designers to almost 45,000 visitors including buyers, retailers and other industry professionals; and our open-to-the-public events are becoming a highlight on the annual fashion calendar.

The Theme for AFWL 2015  is APPRENTICE & SKILL EMPOWERMENT".

As part of our Youth Development Initiative for the Fashion Business industry, we will be nominating apprentices within  the fashion industry that will be Tourism Ambassadors who will be mentored by different Fashion designers from all over the world for a rare opportunity to be on AFWL 2016 next year based on excellent performance index.