Inspire Fashion Week Africa – African Indigenious Fashion Week

NIGERIA — A new African fashion week – IFWAFRICA in Ibadan, Nigeria promises to challenge mainstream perceptions of Indigenous people and culture.

IFWAfricaVogue Inspire Magazine launches Inspire  Fashion Week Africa IFWAfrica which is set to be a festive season where African fashioneers, pioneers and creatives can congregate to develop fashion on the continent. Inspire Fashion Week Africa IFWAfrica was conceptualised to promote Nigerian Designers and Artists seeking to expand their brand into the whole of Africa.

This inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week – IFWAfrica is set to feature “the most distinct and progressive Indigenous artists and designers working in fashion, textiles, art paintings,  and craft.”

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IFWAfrica will hold seminars and training workshops that will grant designers the core business understanding for mass production. Designers are always stuck when it comes to deciding on mass production before promotion. Our focus is to supply all participants with the necessary knowledge of mass production and sales techniques, and also to take advantage of the fashion marketplace in increasing sales.

This is a major concern in the continuous growing market for Nigerian designers. IFWAfrica will establish business connections with several  boutiques across the continent and distribution chains both in and out of Africa. All showcasing designers and artists  will have the exclusive ability of showcase infront of the said parties.

The three-day festival will include runway shows featuring artists and designers from across Nigeria and some other African Countries, and feature men’s and women’s wear, streetwear, avant-garde, traditional regalia, jewellery and craft. It will also feature a creative display of original arts and crafts masterpieces by the artists.

There will also be workshops and lectures on topics including cultural appropriation, Indigenous dyes and fibres, and storytelling and symbolism in visual art and design.


The event is set  to run from October  26 to October 28 in Ibadan Nigeria. Venue to be communicated soon.

IFWAfrica – “Indigenous fashion can redefine mainstream fashion and art: our fashion illustrates our stories, traditions, sovereignty and resiliency,”

Workshops on dyeing, beading and artistry will be held at IFWAfrica.

A marketplace will feature more than 40 vendors in Indigenous fashion, food, cosmetics, lifestyle, craft, textiles and more.