Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week 2017 To Be held From Oct 5-8

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The Hub of Africa Fashion Addis Week (HAFW) with the continued support of Vogue Italia /Talents is pleased to announce its sixth annual international fashion week to be held between October 5th and 8th 2017. This year’s two-day runway events will take place at the Addis Ababa Exhibition Centre. Panel discussions, master classes, presentations and a pop-up shop will be featured at Sapphire Addis Hotel.

HAFW is extremely proud with the line-up of close to 35 (thirty-five) participating designers, international models, and fashion makers from across the African Continent. Vogue Italia / Vogue Talents will be scouting for talents to take part at Milan Fashion Week 2018. We are also happy to confirm Melissa Drier from Women Wear Daily magazine who will be attending HAFW 2017.

Our regular local and continental media, along with our collaboration partners including FA254 from Nairobi, Kenya and The African Development Bank (Fashionomics) will be partnering with us to make this year’s HAFW the most far-reaching on our seven-year history.

Since inception in 2010 HAFW has been able to assist in the transformation and development of the continental fashion industry. Fashion must be thought of in business terms and HAFW has endeavored to connect emerging and established designers with, buyers, manufacturers, distributors and investors in order to grow the continental fashion industry to reach its potential.

This year will feature a five-day event packed with master classes and panel discussions by day and fashion shows by night.

October 4 09:00am- 18:00PM MASTER CLASS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMET BANK @ SAPPHIRE ADDIS HOTEL

October 5 08:00am HUB OF AFRICA FASHION WEEK OFFICIAL PRESS CONFERENCE @ SAPPHIRE ADDIS HOTEL 11:00am COSMOPROF SEMINAR (INTRODUCING ITALIAN COSMETIC BRANDS) @ SAPPHIRE ADDIS HOTEL 18:30pm PRESENTING CREATIVE FUTURE FINALISTS COCKTAIL RECEPTION

October 6 10:00am PANEL DISCUSSIONS @ SAPPHIRE ADDIS HOTEL 18:00pm FASHION SHOW @ ADDIS ABABA, EXHIBITION CENTER

October 7 10:00am PANEL DISCUSSIONS @ SAPPHIRE ADDIS HOTEL 18:00 FASHION SHOW @ ADDIS ABABA, EXHIBITION CENTER
October 8 10:00am-7:00pm POP-UP SHOP @ Sapphire Addis Hotel

PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS RUNWAY 1. ADAMA PARIS – SENEGAL 2. ANYANGO MPINGA – KENYA 3. ARNOLD MURITHI – KENYA 4. AYNI’S DESIGN – ETHIOPIA 5. EDEN ASBEHA – ETHIOPIA 6. EJIG TIBEB – ETHIOPIA 7. FETEL DESIGN – ETHIOPIA 8. LALI – ETHIOPIA 9. MAFI – ETHIOPIA 10. MUSTAFA HANSANNIL – TANZANIA 11. PALESA MOKUBUNG – SOUTH AFRICA 12. RATATOUILLE – ETHIOPIA 13. REPUBLIC OF LEATHER – ETHOIPIA 14. ROOI – NIGERIA 15. RUSSEL SOLOMON – NIGERIA 16. SAMRA WORLD CLASS LUXURY LEATHER – ETHIOPIA 17. TG’SH – ETHOPIA 18. YE’FIKER – ETHIOPIA 19. YOHANNES SISTERS COUTURE – ETHIOPIA 20. YORDI – ETHIOPIA 21. ZAAF – ETHIOPIA

PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS PRESENTATION 1. AACHERA – KENYA 2. AIDICHO – ETHIOPIA 3. ENZI – ETHIOPIA 4. EYERUSALEM ABERRA 5. FALONE RUSAMAZA – RWANDA 6. KOMATRE DESIGN – ETHOPIA 7. MENABE JEWLERY – ETHIOPIA 8. NEEMA – KENYA 9. NIGISTI – ETHOPIA 10. PARSHYGIAN JEWLERY – ETHIOPIA
11. ROOTS IN STYLE – ETHIOPIA 12. TIYAA – ETHIOPIA 13. YE’TSEDEY – ETHIOPIA 14. ZIM TIBEB – ETHIOPIA

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