The 2015 Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam (AFWA) has been scheduled to hold between 28th and 30th of .August at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam.
The event will take place for the second time just as the organiser is looking to break existing records as the brand continues to grow in popularity within the media and community as a benchmark for promoting causes, uniting talents and breaking barriers within the community.
According to AFWA organisers, with enhanced exposure, three Awards nominations, and funding, this year’s event would definitely outclass that of 2014.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AFWA, Miss Diana Tambe, disclosed that ”Many key figures from the Africa community have already confirmed their attendance such as International Superstar and Award-winning movie star Ramsey Nouah and several prominent business entrepreneurs. We are looking to break existing records and take the event to the next level, which is certainly developing”
Last year’s event was hailed in the media as a great success, which saw thousands of visitors watch dozens of models glide down the runway in hundreds of African inspired or designed outfits to the delight and excitement of its audiences.
The press release made available to African News indicated that ”as from next year, the event will be held twice yearly and it will culminate with an interactive awards ceremony, which will celebrate new talent and launch Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam’s affiliated magazine publication, along with its cover face competition winner”
”Sasa magazine will be an on-line media to publish bi-annual retrospective of arts, culture, fashion and talent based on the values of African society but fostering an inclusion for everyone”
The event is to contribute a percentage of its profits towards The Diana Tambe Foundation, a charitable body seeking to promote, maintain and improve levels of healthcare, education, training and provision of facilities within the African community.
Visitors and media should expect to see a multi-cultural celebration of African lifestyle and rich talent.
AFWA is founded by Diana Tambe, a young designer from Cameroon, known for her high-end red carpet clothing-line Blackpearl.
Diana Tambe was quoted to have remarked that ”The Ultimate vision is the empowerment of African designers, branding African countries as global players in fashion, art and culture.
Last year’s event took place between 29th and 31st of August.