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February 26th, 2015

African Fashion Week DC (19-21 March 2015)

Washington, DC — Mark your calendar and save the date for the first ever-African Fashion Week DC (AFWDC) happening March 19-21, 2015. The main event leads with an action packed schedule; accompanied by shows featuring African designers, retail vendors, entertainers, art, businesses, models, celebrity appearances and much more. The anticipation surrounding AFWDC is very high — this event will be a huge success!

The beauty and intricate detailing of African fabric, textile and design coupled with the latest African fashion trends are the growing source of fascination and demand for African fashion and art. AFWDC attendees are sure to be inspired by the high profile African designers currently working with Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear. Additionally, attendees will be introduced to Emerging designers and find Eco-Friendly, Luxury Goods and Fashion Accessories.

To view a listing of the event designers and retail vendors please visit the following links:
Designers (www.afwdc.com/designers)
Retailers (www.afwdc.com/vendors)
AFWDC is still accepting applications for sponsors, designers, vendors and entertainers.
Interested participants should complete the AFWDC registration form, www.afwdc.com/registration.

AFWDC’s purpose is to:

  • Provide a platform for designers, entertainers, vendors, artists and businesses representing all regions of Africa to present to a broader audience, media, manufacturers and buyers through a series of events and runway fashion shows
  • Celebrate the talent of groundbreaking, world-class designers, artists, models, businesses and network among peers. Dance performance by ASA! Kelenya
  • Increase the sell of African fashion and accessories in stores, boutiques & on-line and assist with the recognition and marketing of African fashion to global markets
  • Highlight the cultural and economic importance of African fashion & production by inviting special guests to speak at the events
  • Promote tourism in Africa by working with embassies to give away literature at Tourism booth/table.

    AFWDC Kickoff Industry Networking & Cocktail Happy Hour
    Featuring an African Art Showcase by Chris Damola
    Location: Kabin Lounge
    337 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC
    Date: March 19, 2015
    Time: 6:00pm to 11:00pm

    AFWDC Runway Fashion Show and Vendors
    Location: The Washington Post Conference Center
    1150 15th St. NW, Washington, DC
    Date: March 21, 2015
    Time: 4:00pm to 9:00pm

    AFWDC After-Party
    Location: Stone Fish Lounge
    1708 L Street NW, Washington, DC
    Date: March 21, 2015
    Time: 10:00pm to 3:00am

    Tickets are available here: www.afwdc.com/tickets

    Sponsors:
    AFWDC sponsors: www.afwdc.com/sponsors

    Social Media:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/AfricanFashionWeekDC
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/AFWDC
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/AFWDC
    #AFWDC
    @AFWDC

    Contact:
    Members of the press who wish to attend any of the events should complete AFWDC on-line press registration form, www.afwdc.com/registration/press-registration-form.
    Members of the press who wish to schedule an interview must submit a request by emailing media@afwdc.com.







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