Afro Fashion Week Milan
About Afro Fashion Week Milan
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When is AFWM?
Our event runs in parallel with the official Milan S/S Fashion Week organized by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, typically in late September each year. Some but not all of our events are presented as part of the official calendar.
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What makes AFWM unique?
Like other Afro Fashion Weeks around the world, our events celebrate Afro-inspired creators and handiwork, and provide the general public a sneak peek at the latest trends in Afro haute couture. However, uniquely, 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.
Increasingly, our partnership with Camera della Moda has begun to merge our Afro Fashion Week activities with the official Milan Fashion Week calendar of events.
Our hybrid “phygital” event marked the world premiere of the Fall/Winter 2023 collections from:
- Joy Meribe
- Fredy Manyongo Cameroon
- Phan Dang Hoang
- Amelie Poulain
- Valentina Poltronieri
- Zineb Hazim
… plus we brought the Cameroon edition of the Fab Five International talent showcase to the global digital catwalk.
In September 2020, we launched the Fab 5: We Are Made in Italy project in collaboration with the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and other partners, an official event on the Milan Fashion Week calendar. We also hosted a special digital edition of fashion shows, panels, designer showcases, and networking events to keep the Afro fashion community worldwide connected despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.