For the 'iconic' edition, Alexander II Akande, Blingshiki, Audree Hope, Neo Pele Concept, Keeks, Kola Kuddus, Micserah, Ninikelia, Sally Bawa, Stitches, Signature Secret and Veba Fabrics have been released as the first set of designers showcasing their latest collections at the fashion week.

The 4th edition set to hold on the 3rd to 4th June 2017 at the National Arts Theater Lagos for the very first time will see "the best of Africa's creative talent" creative director/founder of the AFWN and London Ronke Ademiluyi shares about the unique edition.

Themed  ‘Celebrating the Vibrant Pulse of Africa', this 2017 edition is staying true to African roots while showcasing Africa's rich cultural heritage.

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"Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) 2017 is unleashing the power of Africa. This year, 50 Iconic locations showcasing the rich cultural heritage in Nigeria will be visited. Pre-shows including photoshoots, catwalk shows and video shoots will all culminate at a grand event in May, 2017 in conjunction with Lagos State Government" Ademiluyi reveals.

The National Theater was built in 1977 for the African Festival of Arts & Culture (FESTAC 77). It's an iconic historical edifice set to host the fashion week.


Day 1

Date: 3rd June 2017

1st Show: 2:00pm

2nd Show: 4:30pm

3rd Show: 6:30pm

Venue: National Theater, Lagos

Day 2

Date: 4th June 2017

1st Show: 2:00pm

Venue: National Theater Lagos

About Africa Fashion Week Nigeria

Founded in 2014 by , Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) is a sister event to Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) Europe’s  largest annual fashion event promoting and nurturing African and African-inspired design talent.

Using a collaborative catwalk, exhibition and business development programme, AFWL is a social enterprise that has led the way in transforming the perception of Africa’s emerging design talent and apparel industry in the international scene. We are committed to creating a platform that showcases the best of Africa's creative talent.

We believe that for creativity to grow there must be a platform promotes and supports its growth. is an official media partner of the 2017 AFWN