Saturday May 28th
James Smith Building, Wellington
Africa Fashion Festival celebrates Africa’s vibrant and diverse culture and incredible creativity in New Zealand through fashion, design and creative arts.
The inaugural Africa Fashion Festival in New Zealand is kick-starting with Wellington through a collaborative sponsorship with a number of small businesses in Wellington. Africa Fashion Festival will promote and showcase designs from some of Africa’s most esteemed labels and give festival attendees a unique experience and a different perspective of Africa.
Designer collection line-up includes:
Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, AAKS – Ghana
Afua Dabanka, Mo-Saique Shoes – Ghana/Germany
Nana Brenu, Studio 1981 – Ghana/Italy
Nana Osei Boateng, Bohten – Ghana/Canada
Nana & Afua Dabanka, MONAA – Ghana/USA/Germany
Chido Dimairo – Zimbabwe/New Zealand
Zainab Sokona-Whyte, Sokona – Belgium/New Zealand
A focus of the festival will be empowering first and second generation Africans in New Zealand to connect with, embrace and proudly share their culture. The festival will cater to a wide audience and will include live performance by emerging African artists.
The festival will support the establishment of three key social initiatives for young Africans in New Zealand and across parts of Africa, in collaboration with the designers:
– a mentoring programme in New Zealand to empower young Africans to be more engaged in their communities
– a three-month internship programme
– supporting education through the launch of our book club initiative.
Join us for an epic night of fashion and fun at the Africa Fashion Festival!