African Fashion Week Toronto, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019
To Sunday, August 25, 2019
5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Join the Coalition of Racialized Workers (CoRW) at this year’s African Fashion Week (AFW) 2019


AFW Toronto opens with a networking soiree, followed by a Fashion Marketing Seminar, High Fashion Designer Runway Shows, African Fashion Industry Awards, Student Designer Competition and more.

The colors, sight and sounds of the continent comes together for a weekend of inspiring fashion. According to Co-Founder Isaac Ansah, “AFWT is a mainstream marketing platform for African inspired fashion and creative brands, that work with and supports a number of charitable organizations and community groups with a mandate to promote and advocate”.

AFWT Supports the community by providing scholarships and facilitate internships, mentorships and other career programs to encourage growth and advancement within the global fashion industry.

OPSEU members wishing to attend this event can do so in two different ways.

Monday August 19th up to 30 OPSEU members can attend the Student Designer Competition free of charge.  It will be held in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).

For all other events, OPSEU members are eligible for a discount of $5.  Please be sure to enter OPSEU2019 when purchasing your tickets. 

This year’s event promises to follow in the footsteps of the successes of previous years.   

See below for information on the week’s events.  

August 19, 2019

Student Designer Competition 
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
100 Queens Park, Toronto 
Doors open 5:30 show starts 7pm

August 22, 2019

AFWT Beauty Seminar
OCAD University 
115 McCaul St., Toronto
1:00pm- 3:00pm

AFWT Opening Soiree
180 John St., 7th floor
Doors open at 6pm, the party starts at 7:00pm

August 23, 2019

High Fashion Designer Showcase
Branksome Hall 
6 Elm Ave
Show #1 starts at 6:30pm
Show # 2 starts at 9:30 pm

August 24, 2019

High Fashion Designer Showcase
Branksome Hall 
6 Elm Ave.
Show #1 starts at 5:30pm
Show #2 starts at 8:30pm

August 25, 2019

African Industry Awards
Branksome Hall
6 Elm Ave.
Red Carpet 4:00pm Ceremony at 5:00pm

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