PRESS RELEASE BY AFRICA FASHION INTERNATIONAL (AFI)
13 October 2015 – African Fashion International (AFI) confirms that Africa Fashion Week, scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 November 2015, will no longer take place in its current format. In its place, AFI plans to convene leading stakeholders on the continent to the first Africa Fashion Forum.
The first of its kind forum will seek to address the state of the industry and jointly discover new ways towards growth, competitiveness and sustainability to actively participate in the global fashion value chain.
The African Fashion Forum will take place during the first quarter of 2016, and will form the foundation for Africa Fashion Week going forward.
Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Executive Chairman of AFI, will share more information about the event at a media briefing to be held on the 2nd December 2015.
Invitations to the briefing will follow in due course.
AFI confirms that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2016 and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2016 will take place as planned.
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