African Fashion Week London

Founded in 2011 by Ronke Ademiluyi, Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) is Europe’s largest fashion event promoting and nurturing African and African-inspired design talent.

With a collaborative catwalk, exhibition and business development program, AFWL has led the way in highlighting Africa’s emerging designers and apparel industry and has been at the forefront of bringing awareness of Africa’s burgeoning fashion industry to the international market.

Since 2011, AFWL has hosted 9 catwalk events and contributed expertise to at least 10 more events produced by 3rd parties such as The Mayor of London’s Black History Month celebrations.

We have also showcased over 800 emerging designers & exhibitors, from Africa, Europe and America, to almost 70,000 visitors including buyers, retailers, influential industry professionals, and the media and is now a highlight on the annual fashion calendar.

AFWL brings value to designers through, contacts, experience and knowledge within the fashion community.

With a core team made up of experienced fashion industry experts and business professionals, AFWL is committed to creating a platform for African and African inspired designers that not only showcases them to an international market, but also supports them in building a sustainable business that is globally recognised and promotes social change in Africa.


Founder and Producer of AFWL
Africa Fashion Week London

Catwalk events & showsAFWL History

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In 2011, African Fashion Week London was created by Ronke Ademiluyi to increase the visibility, awareness, and sustainability of African and Black fashion brands through catwalk showcases, exhibitions, and education.

  • 2011-2014
  • 2015-2018
  • 2018-2020

Our annual event is the world’s largest, longest-running showcase of African and African-inspired fashion & design.

We have hosted 9 years of catwalk and exhibition events, and have participated in
other major events.
We have hosted 900 emerging designers and exhibitors from across the globe including
Africa, Europe, and America to 75,000 visitors including buyers, retailers, and industry professionals.

Africa Fashion Week Global is an alignment of our global partners to help deliver a worldwide audience and recognition to African heritage designers in the Americas, the Middle East, and Europe.

With this partnership, we have automatically expanded our reach and delivered systematic assistance for African creatives in the diaspora.
This means that our virtual platform will have a truly international reach and sustainability both for us and for our designers.


Africa Fashion Week London




Press & Creative Director


Head of Operations & Events Project Manager


Co-Founder & Business Manager


Director of Business Development and Partnership


Business Consultant

AFWL is a team effort, and this includes working with great contributors to make every event a success.
For more information on how to get involved email us today.

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