African Fashion Week Toronto is a Fashion exhibition produced by AFC as a spring board for Student, emerging and experienced designers interested in establishing a presence in the North American Fashion market.
During the 4 day festivities, designers will be offered a premium opportunity to present their latest fashion forward designs to local boutique buyers, Fashion retailers, celebrity stylists, the media, and the general public.
The 2014 Event Schedule
Thursday August 7th
Opening night Industry networking soiree
Venue: TBD———7pm – 12 midnight
Friday August 8th
Location: Marriott Yorkville Toronto / 90 bloor street east
- Fashion Arts Workshops: 2pm
- Vendors / Exhibitions: All Day
- High Fashion runway 1: 6pm sharp
- High Fashion runway 2 : 8pm sharp
- After Party
Saturday August 9th
Location: Marriott Yorkville Toronto: 90 Bloor street east
- Vendors / Exhibition: All day
- Fashion Industry Seminar: 11:00am – 12:30pm
- Student Designer Competition: 1:30pm Sharp
- High Fashion runway 3: 4:30pm sharp
- High Fashion runway 4: 7:30pm sharp
- After Party
Sunday August 10th
Marriott Yorkville Toronto……90 Bloor street east
Fashion Ready Foundation presents……
African Fashion Industry Awards: 1st edition
Join us as we celebrate achievements in the African Fashion industry.
High Fashion runway showcase by celebrity Fashion Designer Mr. Adebayo Jones (Adebayo Jones Luxury) and many other great performances.
Cocktail hour and red carpet begins: 4pm sharp
Awards Ceremony begins: 5pm
See you all in Toronto August 7th – 10th.
The list below comprises of the amazing designers showcasing their new collections at the 2014 African Fashion Week Toronto. Please check back http://afwtoronto.wordpress.com for designer list updates as more designers get confirmed.
Vicky Muzadi (Angola)
The Angolan designer Vicki Muzadi Catherine, owner of the brand Vicky Muzadi is bringing her 2014 collection to Toronto where she will have the opportunity to show the Angolan culture with her collections in various types and sizes with a unique, structured and asymmetrical style.
Eva Gabarra (Senegal / Paris)
Super Talented Fashion designer living between Hamburg and Paris. Winner of the Vlisco show Paris and Tropics Fashion awards from Johannesburg. This sophisticated designer dedicates her designs to make ladies indulge in their class, taste and sophistication.
Ms Ray Couture (Amsterdam)
Miss Ray is an African fashion designer who loves everything about Fashion. Her focus is to make their designs simple, memorable and inviting. Her designs are not limited to a certain shape or type but rather create sophisticated outfits to compliment the beauty of all fashion forward women.
Zna K (Toronto)
The winner of the 2013 AFWT Student Designer competition. ZNA.K Canada is a modern fashion label with a diverse Afro-Western flare, specializing in colourful custom designs for all shapes and sizes.
Farida’s Style (Eritrea)
Farida Deglel an Eritrean designer of Habesha Fashion Clothing.
Smail Akdim Couture (Morocco)
Luxury ready to wear, custom, exclusive designs, evening dress,wedding dress.couture caftan creation for men and women.
Adebayo Jones (London, UK)
The Anticipated return with his Full 2014 collection. The KING OF COUTURE as he is widely known and referred to in the fashion world and Media, Adebayo Jones believes details will set your work apart.
Black Trash Clothing (Botswana)
Edgy sophisticated designs of BTC is returning with their amazing 2014 collection. Blacktrash Clothing Botswana has continually striven to create fashion wear that follow a body-before-fabric philosophy, placing equal emphasis on comfort, aesthetics and quality
Trish O Couture (Nigeria)
With the use of her vivid imagination, Patricia is able to capture fairytale in modern day fashion. An idealist at heart, Patricia is inspired by the feminine form, fairy tales and the concept of love and romance which she tries to infuse into her fashion. come check her out her new collection at the 2014 African fashion week Toronto.
Prolifik Fashion (Nigeria)
Their brand mission is to be one of the best African/Western designers to be reckoned with all over Africa and other Western countries interested in their style. They also have a goal to promote the values of Africa through their designs.
Rebelious Klothing (Zimbabwe)
Rebelious Klothing specializes in runway clothing on the street. The label is for individuals that are daring & have the guts to wear the craziest unimaginable stuff on normal days. The label tends to rebel against all normal odds and gives an opportunity for creative minds to embrace it.
Shadow by Sidumiso (Zimbabwe)
This is a clothing label established in 2004 and founded by Sidumiso Tshuma. The name shadow comes from Tshuma’s school days when he used to be called by such because of his dark complexion. Instead of mopping around and losing his self esteem, Sidumiso took the name as his brand and demonstrated how one can embrace their uniqueness and sale it to the rest of the world.
Blinq Xclusive (Zimbabwe)
BlinQ is a button work accessory label established in 2012 by Sheenah Moyo. The label appreciates the little, yet unique things that we take for granted as a society and brings life to them. Her designs have been worn by ZiFM’s – Tinotenda Katsande, Bulawayo’s Sweetheart Public Personality – Mbo Mahocs, DJ Eltonic and is breaking through all Barriers.
Beni Boo styles (Toronto)
Specialize in 1st-class unisex modern exotic & trendy wears. Their utmost goal is making sure every one have access to original quality designs.
Nile Goddess (Kenya)
The Nile Goddess is here to make you feel good about yourself. They aspire to bring out the natural beauty you already have by creating designs that compliment your figure, shapes and size by combining African and western designs into an elegant attire.
Here are a few videos from their event last year.
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