Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is a social enterprise that provides a platform to help promote Nigerian and brands through worldwide visibility and distribution and manufacturing. Focusing on empowerment, creating jobs and supporting education and skills training in fashion.
The first edition launched in May 2014, was created by Ronke Ademiluyi, also the founder of Africa Fashion Week London.. The core mission of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is empowerment through fashion, to create jobs through fashion, to support education in fashion and develop skills training and capacity development in the fashion industry.
To see fashion in Nigeria grow and be recognized as a multi-million pound industry as it is in the UK, We hope that it contributes to GDP like in the UK where fashion is a million pond industry.
The core aim of the fashion week is to provide platforms for new/emerging talent, who would otherwise not have the means to gather attention and awareness on their own.
However,Da Viva has been unveiled as a partner of the 2016 Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN).
Da Viva is an African Print fashion brand known for its innovative, colourful printed fabrics that has fast become a favourite across Africa.
Da Viva chose to partner with AFWN 2016 because the show promotes/showcases high fashion, celebrates both up coming and established designers and attracts fashion endorsed celebrities and individual in the society and also projects the African culture in a stylish way.
Over the years, Da Viva has indicated its interest in partnering/fostering a relationship with African fashion whichAFWN/AFWL is presenting with the fashion weeks hence the perfect synergy via partnering with the show.
The range of Da Viva quality collections include Ultimate by Da Viva, Expression by Da Viva, Ultimate Gold by Da Viva, Plain Dyed by Da Viva, Collezioni by Da Viva, Texturi by Da Viva and more.
This year’s edition of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is slated to take place at the Eko Hotel from July 1st- 3rd 2016. While theLondon edition is slated for Sept, 2016.