African Fashion Night

The next Event in Zürich...

May 21 & 22, 2022

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Saturday

We kick off at 11:00 with an exclusive boutique market offering a wide selection of hand-picked products sourced from all over the African continent. Pass by and browse around, enjoy fresh delicious plant-based, and Afro vegetarian food, or enjoy refreshing drinks and cocktails in the beautiful garden of the Kunsthaus-Vortragssaal whilst soaking in the unique African atmosphere. 

The Afro Jazz Session begins at 16:00 with live music performances, accompanied by an extravagant and distinctive Hair Show.

The highlight of the evening is the fashion show which starts at 19:00. Don’t miss this exceptional show with international and local designers presenting their rare collections. A real treat in terms of colors, fabrics, and design to be presented by our stunning models.

Be prepared for a vigorous atmosphere full of surprises and guest appearances throughout and during the fashion show.

A drum roll performance will signal the opening of our infamous after-party which will continue into the early morning hours. This is an event you do not want to miss! 

Sunday

Sunday is FAMILY DAY, and is dedicated to fun, unity, and building bridges.

The Boutique market that starts at 10:00, with events for the family mixed throughout.

Aunt Carmen’s wonderful storytelling concert will be one of the many highlights.

Another highlight will be the dance performance by the very talented kids of “Cafe au Lait”.

Discover some amazing African games in an introduction offered by “Mindful Tree” and bring kids and grownups, closer to Africa’s rich culture and diversity in a playful manner.

For all art lovers, there will be an interesting art workshop for both big and little.

The center of attraction might just be our very first children’s fashion show featuring the kids from Café Au Lait.

This beautiful family day will be rounded off by a day party accompanied by a live DJ guaranteeing fun and dance for all.

There will never be a dull moment and all are welcome from babies to Grand-moms and Grand-dads.

Not to forget, delicious food and drinks will be plenty.

Spend the day with us and enjoy this unique African atmosphere we have created for you! This is our way to contribute to building bridges and spreading happiness.

Welcome

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.

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Supporters

Partners

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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