In partnership with Gambia, Fashion4Africa kicks off on Saturday 9th September at London’s prestigious Somerset House. The event will also focus on the transfer of skills and B2B knowledge between the UK and Gambia, to help boost manufacturing and to support creatives on the ground in both countries. There will also be a talent competition for both models and designers – combined with a fashion show finale. Very exciting!
The show will give Gambia’s local talent a chance to present the audience with a taste of what’s being produced by talent in Africa. After spending years in between UK, Gambia and Senegal working with local talent and artisans, Fashion4Africa said –
“The concept of this very exciting event is to provide young upcoming models and designers of African origin with an opportunity to shine and perfect their craft. The event will see models from the smallest country in Africa, The Gambia, to the larger South Africa. One of our contestants is a white African, which demonstrates that we stay true to our ‘No Discrimination’ motto”.
As designers, models, photographers and other artistic talents start their preparations, Africa Fashion gives you an overview of what to expect.
- F4A SHOPPING EMPORIUM from 12 noon -10pm
Some of the exhibitors include Veronique Designs, Exquisite Stones from Africa, Pebbles Wearable.
Rich fabrics and designs from Ghana and Chiefo Nigerian Wear, made for Nigerian chiefs based in London.
PAJA from Gambia will be debuting his first international collection sponsored by F4A & Redcoat Express Ltd.
- FACE OF F4A MODEL COMPETITION from 6pm – 10pm
Primarily a showcase eighteen young, beautiful/handsome emerging models who originate from the African continent.
A lucky winner will pick-up the title of Face of Fashion4Africa 2017
- F4A DESIGNER OF THE YEAR FROM 6PM – 10pm
A designer will pick up the mantle for Fashion4Africa 2017
Face of ITV’s HUB Lateef Lovejoy will host the show with music supplied by MOBOs ‘DJ NEPTIZZLE’
Tickets start from just £10 available via eventbrite.
Date: 9 September 2017
Place: Somerset House
Strand, WC2R 1LA