Fashion icons of African heritage loud in London
If there is anything that fashion represents aside beauty and elegance, it is the reflection of cultural identity and heritage.
Globally, Africans are identified by their overall fashion embodiment and this is why the organisers of the African Fashion Week London (AFWL) and Black History and Lifestyle Awards (BHLA) have collaborated to promote the continent’s culture through clothing, music others at the oncoming event tagged: ‘Beyond Fashion Trade Expo’ billed to hold from October 27-29, 2023 in London.
The fashion event would showcase black-owned businesses, made-in-Nigeria brands, and African creativity globally.
Founder of AFWL, Olori Ronke Ademiluyi-Ogunwusi who has been at the forefront of bringing awareness of Africa’s burgeoning fashion industry to the international market, said the event will highlight how the fusion of textile and garment industry, music and entertainment, hair and makeup influence fashion.
Founder of BHLA, Eziada Folashade Balogun said this event is strategically scheduled for the month of October, as it is a black history month in order to appreciate and celebrate black achievement and African heritage. “We will be giving awards to celebrate those who have contributed to the growth of the Black and African fashion industry, and some young talented fashion designers just to inspire them, to encourage them for the good work that they are doing.”
The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi who will be the keynote speaker will speak on commerce and culture.