The President of Africa Fashion Week London has just put out a press release to update the public on their plans towards the August dated event amidst the uncertainties surrounding the worlds fight against the new invincible enemy.
We live in unprecedented times.
At AFWL we are looking after our friends and neighbours by following the advice of the UK Government by practising social distancing and cutting down on non-essential travel. Our office is closed and we are all working from home (which gives us all a good excuse to clear out our wardrobes, drag out the sewing machine and upcycle some old jeans!)
AFWL2020 is due to take place on 7-8 August which is four and a half months away. While some of our friends and colleagues who hold similar events have been cancelling or postponing; we are going to hold steady for the next 30 days. We will decide how to proceed with this year’s event by mid-April. We are also going to suspend ticket sales until then.
I do hope we can still meet this year. I know this crisis is having an unprecedented effect on our industry, our loved ones, friends and colleagues. Our love and support are with all who have been affected personally.
We will continue to share news, important updates and, of course, fashion on our social media platforms in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, let’s sit tight, stay healthy, help each other and follow official guidance.
Princess Ronke Ademiluyi
CEO & Founder of Africa Fashion Week London & Nigeria