London hosts Africa Fashion Week

Model Fenella Foxx wearing a design by Rayo Collection

Rayo Collection showcases their collection at the opening show

London is set to host for the first time an event showcasing African inspired fashion. The event known as Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) 2011, will take place on 5th and 6th August at the Gibson Hall, 13 Bishopsgate London EC2N.

AFWL will be the biggest platform ever dedicated to African inspired fashion in Europe.

It will showcase UK and non UK based fashion designers. The Revelation shows within AFWL will give new and emerging fashion designers the opportunity to showcase to the UK and international press, buyers and stockists of high street and independent stores.

AFWL is aimed at exposing and propagating style, beauty and fashion from an African perspective, in a European environment, thereby creating an atmosphere for cultural exchange and a fusion of western and African cultures, through fashion.

The event will feature designers from the whole of Africa, offer those in the fashion industry a free platform on which to showcase their brands, act as an opportunity for fashion designers to network among each other and create a portal for new designers to enter into the market and integrate into the international fashion system.

Participants will include new or emerging designers under the Revelation label and renowned fashion designers. Categories accepted include fashion design, textile prints, accessories, bridals, jewellers, foot wears, milliners, lingerie and swimwear.

Rayo Collection will showcase their collection at the opening show on 5th August 2011. Founded by Motunrayo Ogunwumiju, Rayo Collection specialises in both ready to wear and made to measure collections with inspirations coming from everyday women to create trendy, stylish and comfortable silhouettes.

Rayo Collection incorporates modern designs into their entire ready to wear collections. They understand that their customers have individual preference in style and shape, and this makes their made to measure service a perfect choice for anyone who wants to create their own unique design for any occasion.

Africa Fashion Week London is organized by Ronke Ademiluyi of Rukkies Concept and produced by Mahogany Productions. The AfroNews is a media partner.

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