African Fashion Week Toronto – AFWT2016

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This is going to be a long post, but I hope you enjoy reading it. I had the chance to go to African Fashion Week Toronto this year which was held from August 18th to the 21st. Although I was not able to attend every day, but the one day that I was able to go to was amazing!! I am not sure if it’s because it was my first time at a fashion, but to me it was great. Although there were little mishaps such as the start time, but I don’t think that it was that big of a deal because unexpected things happen and in any event, I think there should be room for the unexpected and the mishaps.

Now a little bit about AFWT.  According to the info on their website, it is one of the most recognized Fashion Weeks in Canada. The program was established by the Fashion Ready Foundation in 2012 and has developed into an internationally-recognized event. AFWT showcases local, national and international designers by providing a progressive environment for them to promote their creative designs. This multicultural platform supports Toronto’s unique and diverse cultural heritage while contributing to the fashion and tourism market of Canada.

One thing that I don’t like is that for such a great event, not many people know about and support it. I am sure the AFWT committee works very hard to put this event together, but there is a huge lack of support especially from our communities.

There were many designers who were able to showcase their beautiful collections, but I was only able to see just a few.  And here they are:

ZNAK DESIGNS

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HOUSE OF RUTH

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KYLE GERVACY

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SORO BIS

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KWESIYA

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KAELA KAY

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EDEN MYLES AND THE KING’S COVER

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COCODY

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PEREIRA

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HELMER

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Overall, it was a great event and I had enjoyed every single show. Each designer exhibited some very unique and colorful pieces. Some of of them were able to mix and match different colors and patterns flawlessly. I also loved the “all inclusive” exhibit of Melanin from the lightest to the darkest shade models. The only thing is that I wish they included more voluptuous plus size models (I mean size 14+). Other than that, it was awesome!!

If you would like more info about African Fashion Week Toronto, check out their website at http://www.afwt.ca/

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Thank you for reading; until next time

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17 thoughts on “African Fashion Week Toronto – AFWT2016

  1. Having lived in Buffalo, NY in high school I can attest the African influence is strong. I love Toronto and believe that African Fashion Week would be as awesome as you have described. We may have to add this to the plans for my next visit to the area.

  2. I can already see House of Ruth and KYLE GERVACY are two brand I can wear everyday because of the neutral colors and detailed patterns. All are so beautiful.

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