Fashion events provide platforms to network with people from all walks of life. Additionally, people have the opportunity to look at the latest trends and styles prior to the designers releasing them into the market. These events bring people together, and as a result, facilitate the utilization and exploration of different styles and designs from diverse cultures. Below is a list of a few fashion events that you would not want to miss in East Africa.
Swahili Fashion Week
Swahili fashion week is the biggest runway event in East Africa because it provides a beautiful platform for East Africans to discover and exhibit their cultures. The event involves many cultural designers, who try to showcase their creativity and styles to the rest of the world. Moreover, it provides an opportunity for meaningful interaction among the models, designers, and customers. The event’s after party brings the vibe of the vast African cultures for people that reside across the region. It is scheduled to take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 6th to 8th December 2019 and one can purchase the ticket online.
Zanzibar Fashion Week
Zanzibar is a beautiful, but small island located in the Indian Ocean near Tanzania. The Swahili speaking group mostly dominate the region. The fashion runway event is the highlight of the occasion, and it promotes the talents of the locals from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. Most of the time, the Swahili people use the ‘leso’ to design their clothes. This event will take place in Zanzibar from 14th to 16th June 2019. Click link to get the tickets.
Nairobi Fashion Week
The city in the sun always brings about the urban vibe fashion. The event attracts local and international designers, who showcase their creative pieces from different parts of the world. Kenya’s culture is diverse as it has 43 tribes, which is an added advantage; it presents designers with a wide array of genres. Kenya Fashion Week is an annual event and the next on will be in November 2019.
Lagos Fashion Week
Lagos Fashion Week (LagosFW) is a platform that drives the African fashion industry. It is a four (4) day fashion event that takes place in capital of Lagos, Nigeria. Moreover, it includes various activities from the runway shows and presentations to talent discovery initiatives. The 8th edition of the Lagos FW will be taking place in Lagos, Nigeria from 25th – 27th September 2019. To purchase your ticket visit their website by clicking the link.
South Africa Menswear Week
South African Menswear Week is dedicated to the development and promotion of menswear within the African continent. The event takes place twice a year in Cape Town, South Africa. The main aim is to be the leading platform in terms of innovation, trends, production. Therefore, this is definitely and event worth your time, since one can network with different players in the industry. Do not miss out the next SAFW, which is scheduled to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 4th – 6th July 2019. Click link to purchase your ticket.