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Digital Media Kit: KZN Fashion Council to host Africa Fashion Exchange 2018






The biggest fashion and design extravaganza, to bring KwaZulu-Natal alive, Africa Fashion Exchange 2018, hosted by the KZN Fashion Council, is hitting the catwalk this September from the 27-29 September.


Members of the media are invited front stage to witness the glamour, couture and beauty that the spectacular event has to offer.


Save the date, September 27-29, 2018 at the Greyville Racecourse, 150 Avondale Road. See enclosed for more information


Members of the media should confirm their attendance by September 19, 2018, to Tankiso Moshoeshoe on info@fbicommunications.com/ 082 787 6987/ 079 317 6850.


Thank you


Farhana Ismail

On behalf of KZN Fashion Council



To                    All media

Attention         News Editors/Lifestyle/Business Reporters

Date                September 12, 2018

Top designers for Africa Fashion Exchange 2018

Durban, South Africa: Save the date and get ready for the 2018 Africa Fashion Exchange (AFX), hosted by the KZN Fashion Council (KZNFC), to be held in Durban.

Get ready to be part of a remarkable journey that will lead you to one of KwaZulu-Natal’s most glamourous red-carpet event from September 27-29, 2018.

The crème da la crème of fashion and high- end designers from KZN, other parts of South Africa, and neighbouring African countries are expected to descend on the Province.

Members of the media are cordially invited to join us for one of Africa’s must- see events on the social calendar, the AFX 2018.

The three-day event will be held at 150 Avondale Road, Greyville Gate 5, Durban.

KZNFC board chairperson Dr Joy Ndlovu said: “This three-day event will put this Province on the global fashion radar. It is not only about good fashion and design, but it’s also the business of fashion.

“The AFX event brings together the movers, shakers and trailblazers of the fashion industry and uniting them with the big thinkers, entrepreneurs and inspiring people who are shaping the continent.”

The KZNFC will create an arena that is conducive for business-to-business meetings, networking opportunities and linkages with retailers and buyers to boost business in fashion and textile industries.

The AFX is also a platform to groom tomorrow’s next big brands.

The three-day show will be underpinned under the theme, “Africa By Design”.

Nisha Thavar, managing director of KZNFC, said: “The show is key to the survival of the fashion industry in the Province, the country and the continent. It creates a platform for South African and African designers to get exposure and platforms to market their products, exchange business ideas and set the agenda for the fashion sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

“When we create design and set our own fashion benchmarks in Africa, we do not have to compete with those from Europe and America to be recognised. When we say Africa by design, we are consciously and deliberately using African methods, arts and crafts as a stimulus for our creativity.”

The theme which will be incorporated throughout the three-day event will highlight how the fashion design and textile sector is a sector that has the potential to contribute largely to the continent’s economy and fight the plague of poverty and unemployment.

Big fashion names are expected at the high-end event.

The show will also place KZN’s hidden gems on a global platform and aim to highlight KZN as the capital of Fashion.

The AFX will incorporate a variety of activities that will provide its participants with an experience like no other. This includes: knowledge sharing sessions with renowned guest speakers, prestigious fashion shows, exhibitions, film screenings and back to back business meetings with buyers and designers.

The event will also see the young and the old, famous and upcoming brands in one room sharing innovative ideas and recognising pure African talent.

Members of the media are cordially invited to join the KZN Fashion Council at the annual AFX.

Details for the AFX are as follows:

Date: September 27-29, 2018

Venue: 150 Avondale Road, Greyville, Gate 5

Members of the media should confirm their attendance by September 19, 2018, to Tankiso Moshoeshoe on info@fbicommunications.com/ 082 787 6987/ 079 317 6850.

Media tours, interviews and designers can be arranged beforehand. Watch the press for more details.


About KwaZulu-Natal Fashion Council

The KZN Fashion council is a NPO formulated by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs EDTEA and eThekwini Municipality’s Economic Development & Investment Promotions ED&IPU. The mandate of the council is to support and uplift the design and fashion sector of KwaZulu-Natal to ensure that the number of designers that receive support from the Council grows each year. Strategic programmes are delivered for junior, emerging and established designers with a focus on previously disadvantaged individuals.



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