Wrap Up: The first edition and biggest African Fashion exhibition in Amsterdam has ended!

Started On :: 15/09/2014 - Ended On :: 15/10/2014

Last weekend of the 31st August, the first edition of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam (AFWA2014) took place at the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam. In the presence of the Dutch Governor, the Amsterdam council & Chamber of commerce representatives, the African Embassies representatives, buyers retailers and an international press, with a fashion-loving public showed both novice and established African and African- inspired fashion designers proudly their colorful collections.

Day 1: Campaign day. On Friday 29th August 2014, the organization spent this day promoting the event and taking interviews from radio studios as, FunX, BNR Nieuwsradio to newspapers like; Algemeen Dagblad, Volkskrant, One World, AT5, Etc.

Day 2: Students & Catwalk Show - Novice designers

Saturday August 30 was completely dominated by novice designers who proudly showed their first collection of fashion-loving Netherlands and an international audience. One could enjoy colorful fashion shows: NUBIAN COLLECTION, LOVEJADEX DESIGN, HABESHA COUTURE and MONICA CREATION .

Day 3: Gala Show - Established designers

On Sunday, August 31 hosted by our celebrity Nollywood actor Ramsey Nouah and Owner of Passarella Moda Carolien Ter Linden. It was the turn of the established designers to present their collection, including the Founder of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam, Miss Diana Tambe, who kicked-off the Gala Show with her own clothing line BLACKPEARL SECRET, followed by THE HOUSE OF ADJEIWAAH ( Thoa ), ARRIZ GOLDEN, ALISHA, FARIDA's ATELIER and the closing by PATOU MANGA.


There were a number of brilliant speakers who spoke about the philosophy of the African Fashion.

Music & Dance

Besides the colorful and inspiring fashion shows of the first edition of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam, the public could also enjoy musical performances by MISS BESS, dance and urban music sensation PETIT Bagaza and NABIL NABSTAR 

Amsterdam is clearly not just a multicultural event richer but also a unique Fashion Week! 

The organization of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam looks back with pride on a successful first edition and prepares for spring/summer AFWA2015.


Additional Information

AFWA was founded by Diana Tambe, a young designer from Cameroon, Africa. AFWA is sponsored by World Fashion Centre, Julian's Luxury, RAMSEY FILMS, Diana Tambe Foundation, Rijswijkse Interieur Service (RIS BV), IEvents & Productions, Elite Coiffure, Erica, Moki Media, The African Bulletin, African Entertainment...

For more information, see the official website AFWA: www.afwamsterdam.com