AFRICAN FASHION WEEK DC (#AFWDC) – March 19-21, 2015

Feb 26, 2015 • ArticlesNo Comments

Washington, DC — Mark your calendar and save the date for the first ever-African Fashion Week DC (AFWDC) happening March 19-21, 2015. The main event leads with an action packed schedule; accompanied by shows featuring African designers, retail vendors, entertainers, art, businesses, models, celebrity appearances and much more. The anticipation surrounding AFWDC is very high — this event will be a huge success!
AFWDC
Who:
The beauty and intricate detailing of African fabric, textile and design coupled with the latest African fashion trends are the growing source of fascination and demand for African fashion and art. AFWDC attendees are sure to be inspired by the high profile African designers currently working with Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear. Additionally, attendees will be introduced to Emerging designers and find Eco-Friendly, Luxury Goods and Fashion Accessories. To view a listing of the event designers and retail vendors please visit the following links:
AFWDC is still accepting applications for sponsors, designers, vendors and entertainers. 
Interested participants should complete the AFWDC registration form, www.afwdc.com/registration
What:
AFWDC’s purpose is to:
  • Provide a platform for designers, entertainers, vendors, artists  and businessesrepresenting all regions of Africa to present to a broader audience, media, manufacturers and buyers through a series of events and runway fashion  shows
  • Dance performance by ASA! Kelenya
  • Celebrate the talent of groundbreaking, world-class designers, artists, models, businesses and network among peers
  • Increase the sell of African fashion and accessories in stores, boutiques & online and assist with the recognition and marketing of African fashion to global markets
  • Music by Drumpulse Entertainment
  • Highlight the cultural and economic importance of African fashion & production by inviting special guests to speak at the events
  • Promote tourism in Africa by working with embassies to give away literature at Tourism booth/table.
When:
March 19-21, 2015
Where:
AFWDC Kickoff Industry Networking & Cocktail Happy Hour
Featuring an African Art Showcase by Chris Damola 
Location: Kabin Lounge
337 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
Date: March 19, 2015
Time: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
AFWDC Runway Fashion Show and Vendors
Location: The Washington Post Conference Center
1150 15th St. NW, Washington, DC
Date: March 21, 2015
Time: 4:00pm to 10:00pm
AFWDC After-Party
Location: Stone Fish Lounge
1708 L Street NW, Washington, DC
Date: March 21, 2015
Time: 10:00pm to 3:00am
Tickets:
Tickets are available here: http://www.afwdc.com/tickets/
Sponsors:
AFWDC sponsors: www.afwdc.com/sponsors
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