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30 Designers, 15 Countries & 20 Runway Shows! Presenting the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa in Tshwane, South Africa | Wednesday 30th October – Saturday 2nd November 2013



Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa in Tshwane - BellaNaija - October 2013Don’t take off your fashion hats yet ladies and gentlemen, because African Fashion International (AFI) will be hosting the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa (MBFW Africa) this week.

Collections from more than 30 top African designers from 15 countries will be showcasing in 20 runway shows in the beautiful city of Tshwane, Guateng province, South Africa. Featured designers representing some of the best of African collections from across the continent and the Diaspora will include Taibo Bacar (Winner of the 2012 Designer of the Year – AFI Africa Fashion Awards) from Mozambique; Mille Collines from Rwanda; Mina Evans and Duaba Serwa from Ghana; Sheria Ngowi and Mustafa Hassanali from Tanzania; David Tlale, Marianne Fassler and Thula Sindi from South Africa.

AFI Executive Chairperson, Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe says, “MBFW Africa is the pinnacle of African fashion: the platform is the gateway between African designers and the global fashion community to engage and promote our local industry. African designers have shown themselves to be world-class in their creativity and aesthetic, and MBFW Africa strives to heighten accessibility to new markets through regional and international exposure, creating a global desire for African-designed fashion”.

During Fashion Week, AFI will also be presenting a retail element; the Africa Fashion Trade Expo (AFTE). The AFTE offers designers the opportunity to engage in business-to-business networking with the media and buyers as well as business-to-consumer sales directly to the public. The finale show of AFI Fastrack 2013, AFI’s development initiative, will also take place in Johannesburg.

DateWednesday 30th October – Saturday 2nd November 2013.

Tickets will be available at prior to the event. For more information go to to

Won’t be coming to the event this week? Don’t panic, your trusty BN Style team will be there live to bring you all the juicy pics, scoop and gist. So keep refreshing the BN page for all the fabulousity from the event kick off.


  1. Invi

    October 28, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Sheria, You are a good designer, go and present our country, Tanzania. Show the how to do it with suits!

  2. Helen

    October 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Go Sheria, we are behind you!! All the best to Mustafa as

  3. Patricia

    October 30, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Check out my hugely talented sister Adele Dejak who
    partnered with Nana Brenu of 1981 for Samsung Africa’s #AmazeAfrica
    on the opening night of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Pretoria,
    South Africa on 30 October 2013. A unique showcase of 14 leading
    African fashion and accessories designers in collaboration with
    Samsung to celebrate design innovation. Proud to be Naija and

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