Saturday, 7 July 2012

Africa Fashion week London 2012. An exclusive interview with the woman behind the event – Ronke Ademiluyi.

 FaunteeWrites.  In little over a month, AFWL will be showcasing the best of African designs to the world. How does it feel to be the brain behind this huge event?

Ronke. Uplifting. I feel privileged to be the one but its not without help and support. I have a brilliant team of consultants, experts and advisers. Together we were able to pull off the 2011 event and we hope that 2012 will also be brilliant.

 FaunteeWrites.  How were you able to conceive the idea?

RonkeHaving attended so many African fashion events in New York and around the world, I thought it will be nice to also bring it here to the UK. UK have a lot of Africans in diaspora and each country are doing their own thing. But I wanted to create a an event that will create the platform for every African to showcase their design and express their style.

 The full interview appears on our debut magazine specially dedicated to the event AFWL. Out now!!!
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Africa Fashion week London 2012,The 3W. of the event : Anita Quansah,Adebayo Jones...



The organisers of the electric event, set to be the biggest ever African event in the UK have now confirmed the top notch names of African designers showcasing at this year's event.

Anita Quansah, aGhana born  International designer whose exquisite jewellery has recently been embraced by the likes of Super star singer Alicia Keys,is set to be showcasing at this event.

Adebayo Jones, the king of couture designs is yet another power name lined up to grace the run way. His breathtaking designs will not only wow the audience but will leave everyone blown away.

 “We are absolutely delighted to attract the support of such established names in the industry as well as emerging designers; Africa Fashion Week not only provides a platform form African and African-inspired designers but also one that brings together established and emerging talents,” said Ronke Ademiluyi, founder and CEO of Africa Fashion Week London, of the partnership.

Where? The must see event showcasing the best of African and African inspired designers  from all around the world will be hosted at the London Spitalfield Market Hall. This is a venue set to accomodate a 10,000 energetic and enthusiastic audience.
With a back- to- back catwalk, show and exhibitions of designs ranging from clothes, accessories home ware and more. AFWL has promised to be a fashion extravaganza.

When?In just about 3 weeks, on the 3rd and 4th of August 2012, AFWL will definitely change the London fashion sense.
Time: Friday August 3rd; 12noon to 7pm
          Saturday August 4th; 11am to 7.15pm

The 2 day annual event saw its debut in 2011 welcoming 4,700 visitors. An event created by a young talent Ronke Ademiluyi..

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