Africa Fashion Week London Announces Partnership with SPICE TV

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The organisers of Africa Fashion Week London are pleased to announce media partnership with SPICE TV, Africa’s first and foremost 24/7 international fashion and lifestyle channel, in the run up to the third edition of AFWL scheduled for 1-3 August 2013 at Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch a success.

Africa Fashion Week London is the largest African fashion exhibition outside of the continent, providing a global platform for emerging and established designers alike. Since its debut in August 2011, AFWL has become a key platform for capturing the surge of the African inspired trends in the fashion industry.

With a keen focus of the exploration of the local African fashion industry and presenting African achievement in fashion, beauty and lifestyle, SPICE provides a positive portrayal of the continent and its contribution to contemporary society across the globe.

“We are excited to be apart of AFWL as media partners this year, we anticipate a successful showcase of cross-cultural African fashion and style. SPICE recognizes that the African continent and the diaspora have much to offer in terms of extra ordinary talent in fashion design. We are delighted to be associated with the nurturing of new designers from across the continent and the diaspora as well as continuing to provide a platform for the established. As a channel dedicated in developing and presenting African fashion locally and internationally, we believe this partnership will redefine African fashion and its coming of age, especially in providing a visible platform for all across Africa,” said Tajudeen Adepetu, CEO, Consolidated Media Associates Group.

“We are looking forward to having Africa’s leading fashion and lifestyle channel SPICE on board as one of our major media partners and hope to forge a strong relationship working together. We also hope with quality coverage of Africa Fashion Week London will bring our event to screens across Africa, introducing AFWL to a broader audience around the continent,” said Ronke Ademiluyi, the founder and CEO of AFWL.

With Mrs. Fifi Ejindu, the Nigeria-based architect and businesswoman and Yinka Shonibare MBE, the London-based globally celebrated Nigerian fine artist as patrons, this year’s event will see over 100 African designers and exhibitors showcasing their designs at the event expected over 20,000 people to attend the event over the course of the three days.

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