Libreville Fashion Week is the 2nd fashion week set to happen in Gabon this year. There is also Africa Couture Fashion Week 2013 set to take place next week. Some designers and fashion workers in Gabon are more reliefed and excited about the 2013 Libreville Fashion Week. Rumors say Africa Couture Fashion Week has turned a blind eye to the participation of many designers in Libreville and focusing specifically on designers from other francophone countries.
Not many designers from Gabon have sprung out on the international scene or achieved much popularity in the country Gabon, with the exception of Yezdad who is gradually and slowly becoming an internationally known. But hopefully, the growing in numbers and in quality fashion weeks in African can provide, including Libreville Fashion Week.
LFW and ACFW will mark 2 major fashion weeks in Gabon, which is quite spectacular for a country that has been long in the shadows of fashion history. Both platforms aim to enhance culture, lifestyle and fashion for all Gabonese creatives and designer. Despite the limited international publicity received for last years Libreville Fashion Week, the designs wear fabulous, so we are looking forward to seeing if there will be any trends that could be born out of Gabons creativity. See images from LFW 2012 below. For event details click here.