Countdown to Afro Fashion Week Milano 2020!
Afro Fashion Week Milano is our flagship annual event, bringing the global Afro Fashion Week format to one of the most visible fashion capitals of the world through both haute and street couture. Our fashion shows during Afro Fashion Week present leading and emerging collections by African and Afro-inspired creators, showcasing the diversity of styles and expression across contemporary Afro design, celebrating their creators, and encouraging investment in African and African-descended creative businesses. We also host Afro Fashion workshops, exhibitions, and social events, involving photographers, bloggers and influencers to help spread the message about an Africa that defies the stereotypes of the continent too many have been taught growing up.
The vibrancy of the colours and the peculiarity of many African fabrics have gained success in past years in well-known fashion capitals, and Afro fashion is well-known and appreciated by international designers, celebrities, and everyday people alike. AFWM seeks to remind participants that Afro fashion is not a trend but a gateway to engagement and cross-cultural exchange.
What makes Afro Fashion Week Milano unique?
Like other Afro Fashion Weeks around the world, our events celebrate Afro-inspired creators and handiwork, and provides the general public a sneak peek at the latest trends in Afro haute couture.
However unlike those events, AFWM was created specifically to also provide a platform for emerging talents, among them small businesses owned by African and African-descended creators and students at the universities with which we partner. Our goal is to increase the audience and market for up-and-coming designers, stylists, and other professionals, giving them voice in this industry and the opportunity to display their creativity on an international stage.