The 10th edition of the Prestigious African Fashion Week, London (AFWL) scheduled to hold on the 9th and 10th of August 2020 at the Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London has been canceled and adjusted for a yet to be announced date in the summer of 2021.
The African Fashion Week London has stood out for over 9 years promoting Afrocentric designs and style and standing as a top notch fashion interfacing for African cultural designs and designers in the west.
The two-day fashion event that usually takes place in August, has consistently celebrated emerging, and established African designers for a decade now.
The cancellation of this year’s African fashion week is hinged on the inconsistencies in social events, and gathering that has been influenced by the covid-19 pandemic.
The organizers were set and ready to go and had already commenced the sales of tickets for this year’s event before serious outbreak of covid-19 in UK halted all social and economic activities for months now.
“It is with great regret that we have to cancel this year’s Africa Fashion Week London in August. With the ongoing threat of COVID and the uncertainty of travel restrictions, we have decided to cancel this year’s show and focus on a physical show in 2021.
“Another development with our online programming is the joint venture between ourselves, Henley Business School and Parsons School of Design to deliver a 6-day online course on the Future of Fashion. There are still scholarship places available, so please register if you’d like to learn the Future of Fashion.
“ We are using this time to develop an exciting virtual platform where our designers can show their collections via augmented reality and holograms. If you would like to see one of our holograms please download the HoloMe app on your smartphone, and enter the code 9dfd where prompted.
“Let us know if you want to be a part of our virtual platform and showcase or exhibit your designs with us. In the meantime, let’s sit tight, stay healthy, help each other and follow official guidance.” Princess Ronke Ademiluyi the CEO and Founder of African Fashion Week London explained in a Press Release that she made public today.