AFRO FASHION WEEK MILANO

September 2022

MILAN, ITALY
21-26 SEPT 2022

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Afro Fashion Week MilanO

Join us this September to celebrate our 8th edition of Afro Fashion Week Milan! We’ve got a whirlwind week lined up of fashion shows and parties, talks, online workshops, and more, featuring the best of Afro fashion spring/summer 2023 season. This year we’re even in the metaverse! Scroll to view the complete calendar and get your tickets before they’re gone.

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Click on a day of the week to jump to that day’s calendar, or browse the full week below. Events are ticketed; reserve yours here.

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Wednesday, 21 September

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11:30 - 14:30 CEST

Tracing identities through fashion photography

Online

An exhibition in  the metaverse, created in collaboration with Gloria Maria Cappelletti, creative director of Red-Eye. The event will show the results of a fashion photography workshop, created in collaboration with Fondazione Aurora, School of Applied Art-SUPER in Milan and LABA DOUALA, created for students from the School of Applied Art, LABA Douala in Cameroon and talents from the Unseen Profiles platform, who worked under the supervision of photographers Filippo Romano and Rudy Petgang. The exhibition will show the results of the workshop and will remain on view in the metaverse until Oct. 10, 2022. Visit the exhibit or learn more about this project.

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15:00 - 16:00 CEST

IG / FB Live

THE HUMAN ZOO AND RACIAL EXPOSITION

Online

Live stream curated by the DiverCity Festival. Cleoleen Hanciles will delve into these concepts that belong to the historical memory of African people, examining the evolution of the relationship between the Western world and the African and African-born world. Participating in the discussion will be Andi Nganso, founder of the DiverCity Festival, and Paolo M. Talenti, Creative Director of the DiverCity Festival. Livestreaming to Instagram / Facebook.

Thursday, 22 September

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11:30 - 14:30 CEST

Via Senato, 22

Joy Meribe

In-Person

Established Nigerian fashion designer JOY MERIBE presents her SS 2023 collection, created and made entirely in Italy

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15:00 - 16:00 CEST

IG / FB Live

Saartjie Baartman BODY POSITIVITY & BLACK BODIES IN SOCIETY

Online

A live stream, in which the lights and shadows of the concept of body positivity will be addressed, starting from the historical figure of Saartjie Baartman until today. Moderated by Cleoleen Hanciles, and featuring guests Lara Lago, journalist, activist and host of Dear Body on Sky, Susanna Owusu, migration and diaspora expert, and Mimine Agbantou, designer originally from Benin. Livestreaming on Instagram / Facebook.

FRIday, 23 September

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10:30 - 12:30 CEST

Adi Museum, Via Ceresio, 7

Maxivive

In-person

An androgynous collection created by Nigerian designer Papa Oyeyemi

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16:00- 19:00 CEST

ICA Milano, Via Orobia 26

EXHIBITION CREATIVE STUDIOS MILANO

In-person

The opening of the exhibition of works created during the APPLE CREATIVE STUDIOS MILAN. The exhibition of storytelling related to the projects created during the Milan workshop held in July 2022. The program, led by Afro Fashion Association and the Apple Italy Team celebrates diversity in fashion in design and art. Participants in this program will present their creative projects in public for the first time. Learn more about the program.

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20:00 CEST

Via Ceresio 7

Fashion show

Stella Jean / WAMI

In-person
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21:00 - 23:00 CEST

Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini 4

AFRO FASHION COCKTAIL PARTY

By invitation

Our annual excuse to reconnect, meet new colleagues and friends, and enjoy a drink amidst the chaos of another incredible Afro Fashion Week Milano.

SATURday, 24 September

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11:30 CEST

Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4

Fashion show

Zenam

In-person / livestreamed

The Afrofashion Week Milano debut of this designer, originally from Cameroon, now living in Italy for several years, presenting his SS 2023 women’s and men’s collection, entirely made in Italy. This live in-person event is also live-streaming to Facebook and IG.

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12:30 CEST

Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4

Fashion show

VALENTINA POLTRONIERI | Africa Pop

In-person / LIVESTREAMED

This live in-person event is also live-streaming to Facebook and IG.

 

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18:00 CEST

Via Ceresio 7

Fashion show

Tokyo James

In-person / LIVESTREAMED

 This live in-person event is also live-streaming to Facebook and IG.

 

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23:00 - 3:00 CEST (next day)

Via Ettore Ponti, 40

AFRO FASHION AFTER PARTY

By invitation

Is it really Afro Fashion Week Milano if there isn’t an all-night afterparty?

Sunday, 25 September

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11:30 CEST

Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4

Fashion show

DUABA SERWA

In-person / LIVESTREAMED

Haute couture capsule collection, created by the Ghanaian-born designer of the same name, presented for the first time in Italy. This live in-person event is also live-streaming to Facebook and IG.o live-streaming to Facebook and IG.

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16:00 CEST

Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4

Fashion show

CLOE LEMES

In-person / LIVESTREAMED

The debut collection by Cuban designer Claudia de la Caridad Alfonso, who has always been passionate about fashion and visuals and graduated from NABA in Milan. This live in-person event is also live-streaming to Facebook and IG.

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17:00 CEST

Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4

Fashion show

Bougroug

In-person

Scandinavian-Moroccan clothing and lifestyle brand, started in 2018 by Anwar Bougroug. The collection is made by skilled artisans using ancient Moroccan techniques, the African inspiration is mediated by Scandinavian functionality and essentiality. This live in-person event is also live-streaming to Facebook and IG.

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18:30 CEST

VIA GIULIO CESARE PROCACCINI, 4

Fashion show

MIMINE AG 

In-person

Plus-size collection designed by the Benin-born, London-based designer of the same name. The brand was founded in 2018 and donates a percentage of its sales to build wells in Benin, where water is a very precious commodity. This live in-person event is also live-streaming to Facebook and IG.

Monday, 26 September

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14:30 - 16:30 CEST

Piazza della Scala 5

OPEN FACTORY TRUSSARDI

In-person, by invitation

The historic Made in Italy brand, opens the doors of its headquarters to the young talents of Afro Fashion for a guided tour inside the atelier to understand how to work within an established brand.

Press Registration

For affiliated members of the press and other outlets. Contact press lead Cristina Fava of Bravo Communications or press@afrofashion.org with your credentials.

About us

Afro Fashion Week Milano is the flagship event of the Afro Fashion Association, a  non-profit Black-led volunteer-driven organization based in Milan and Cameroon, founded in 2015.

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