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African Fashion Night

Founded in 2018, Africa Fashion Night is one of the leading fashion events in Switzerland that promotes and nurtures African and African-inspired design talent, artists, and entrepreneurs.

With a collaborative catwalk, art exhibition, music performances and business development program, AFN is in the process of bringing Africa’s emerging designers, artists, entertainers, and apparel industry to the forefront and aims to bring awareness and appreciation of Africa’s burgeoning fashion industry to the international market.

The aim is to bring awareness and appreciation of Africa’s burgeoning fashion to the international market.

Since 2018, AFN has hosted many runway events and contributed expertise to several other events produced by third parties but continues to seek collaborative opportunities and platforms with local partners to continue to promote and showcase African-inspired talent and entrepreneurs.

We also showcased numerous emerging designers and exhibitors from Africa and Europe to nearly 10,000 visitors and counting, including buyers, retailers, influential industry experts and the media. AFN is on track to become a highlight in the annual fashion calendar.

AFN adds value as a cultural event, to all its participants and guests through, networking, promoting, shared experience and knowledge within the community as well as the corporate world. 

With a core team made up of business professionals and seasoned experts in their field, AFN strives to create a platform for African and African-inspired designers, artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs to exposes them to an international market, but also helps them build a sustainable business that is globally recognized and promotes social change in Africa.

A look back - The 2020 Event

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Diaspora TV Switzerland (D-TV) is an accelerating start-up broadcasting in 9 languages.

Afrovents provides event organizers, club owners and companies in the Swiss market with the best services in promotion, management and consultation especially for Afrocentric events.

Gallery of contemporary and ethnic African art based in Zurich.

Founded in 2018, Ethnicity Art Gallery organizes art exhibitions, presentations and collaborative projects to promote positive cross-cultural interactions and foster understanding of other cultures within the Swiss community.

Zurich based Rob Furry photographer specializing in street, fashion and portrait photography. Rob Fury Photography is one of AFN’s original partners and is one of 2 photographers who shoot for AFNs diverse campaigns.

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