The 2013 edition of African Fashion week sponsored by Globacom was rounded off in London on Sunday, August 4th. The event, which featured various exhibitions by top fashion designers and models showcasing different designs on the runway, was held at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, Shoreditch.
Currently in its third year, the glamorous event saw dozens of big names and up-and-coming designers from across the continent converging in the UK ‘s district of Shoreditch to unveil their latest stylish creations.
The runways featured designs from countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya and Morocco -- but also from the diaspora, including Britain and the Caribbean.
The four-day event was rounded off with the African Arts and Fashion Banquet on 4th August at Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London. It was expected to create opportunities to foster partnerships with business communities globally, thereby creating jobs, generating wealth and eradicating poverty in Africa.
Globacom, sponsors of the event, stated that it was impressed with decision of the organizers to set up an endowment fund for talented student designers/artists and emerging designers/artists. It added that Globacom, being an indigenous African company, was committed to youth empowerment.
The company stated further that that it teamed up with the organisers of African Fashion Show London "towards celebrating our unique and diverse African cultural heritage through fashion” adding that it sponsored the event to help promote and sustain African fashion and cultural heritage.Inaugurated in 2011, the African Fashion Show provides a platform for promoting the work of African and African - inspired designers and fine artists globally.