AFI Fashion Week is just over a month away and I can not wait to get dolled up, show up and see what’s up with the latest local fashion trends fresh of the runway.
Adding to the build up, African Fashion International (AFI) has acquired an online marketplace for art, Wezart which fits perfect with their mission to promote and celebrate African creatives showcasing their work on global stages. #localislekker
This is part of the bigger picture for AFI to become a Digital hub for Africa’s creative industry, with interconnectivity between Fashion, Art and Music.
Started in 2016, Wezart aims to assist artists in Africa to sell their artwork online by creating a virtual gallery, make online sales and track their monthly sales!
The artwork from the online marketplace will be exhibited during AFI Fashion Week in Cape Town, giving exposure to the artists and an opportunity to make sales.
“I will continue working with AFI to reintroduce wezart.co.za to a bigger market and help artists in Africa grow,” says former Managing Director, Sihle Majola.
AFI will formally introduce wezart.co.za during AFI Fashion Week in Cape Town on Wednesday, 11th of March 2020 through an auction that will be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
AFI Fashion Week will take place from the 12 – 14 of March 2020
Isn’t it the coolest fact that the African continent boasts the world’s largest millennial population and the fastest-growing middle class? #YAAAS
Creatives and fashion influencers from across Africa will turn up in Cape Town to experience a week-long of fashion festivities from 9 – 13 April.
The Mother City will be spoiled for choice as designers from Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Cameron and Morocco pair up with local favourites such as Maxhosa by Laduma, Imprint and Marianne Fassler.
“Africa has always been a source of inspiration for the rest of the world. Africa can definitely compete with the global brands given the support and an enabling ecosystem, that is what AFI seeks to facilitate.” AFI Founder and CEO, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe
International luxury brands have penetrated local markets but lack valid African narratives that speak to distinct sense of style. While the world is investing in appealing to African consumers, home-grown creatives have the responsibility to set the trends.
AFI Cape Town Fashion Week Programme Calendar
9 April Masterclass@ White Space
10 April Experience AFI @ White Space
11 April Gala Dinner
12-13 April Fashion Shows @CTICC
For more information and tickets sales visit www.africanfashioninternational.com.
*Press release issued by AFI. Follow them on INSTAGRAM for more updates.