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Africa Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week set to go virtual

Africa Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week set to go virtual

African Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week will be taking place virtually this year as a result of the global pandemic.

Taking place from November 12-14, this season, AFI will feature hybrid shows which are part digital and part physical, where there will be restricted seating capacity to observe strict Covid-19 protocol.

Nevertheless, you can bet viewers will be in for quite the show. With a wide range of various different designers showcasing their work at the event including the likes of David Tlale, Imprint Urban Zulu, Gavin Rajah and K Moraba & Collective, the fashion week is sure to amaze its audiences.

The event will also feature the AFI Fastrack programme where will four emerging designers will be showcasing. As they compete for the title of Fastrack Designer of the Year, the designers will be introduced to the viewers through an anticipated short film called, ‘A Day  in the Life of a Fastrack Designer’.

AFI said in a statement that this competition was all about bringing African creativity to the world.

“AFI was created to empower and launch fashion brands on the continent, giving them the visibility and appreciation they deserve. Through this recognition of African creativity, we are reminded that our continent’s progress and rich history lie in our growth and ambition. And for that, we as AFI are saying noma yini, noma ubani rea kopele! (no matter what, no matter who, we are moving forward),” read the statement.

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