By Kemi Yesufu
The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will play host to the first edition of Africa Fashion and Cultural Week (AFCW) from Wednesday July 12 to Friday July 15, 2017.
Organised by Tozali magazine, the brains behind Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam (AFWA), the event will showcase designs and cultural creations from 32 participants drawn from Africa, Europe and America.
Speaking to TS Weekend, AFWA director, Diana Tambe, revealed that professionalism will be the watchword of the organisers of the event, as models, fashion designers, artists, musicians, painters, retailers, fashion critics and other participants will be brought together with the goal of showcasing and promoting talented young Africans to firms that can patronise their brands.
“Our aim is to make the fashion and culture industries in Nigeria and Africa, sectors that create jobs and give gifted youths a steady stream of income. We therefore have perfected plans to bring-in financially capable retailers who will place orders during the show. This is one intervention that will make the Africa Fashion and Cultural Week a partner with the Nigerian government, which is seeking to diversify the economy and create jobs in hitherto overlooked sectors,” she said
Tambe said further that African culture and style would be presented in an entertaining way to also attract guests and make AFCW standout in the continent’s tourism calendar.