The African Fashion Forum Bridges Opportunities between Fashion and Entertainment Industries at FAME Week Africa

The African Fashion Forum (AFF), partnered with DSGN Exchange, is a premier event that bridges the dynamic and diverse African fashion industry with the film, TV, and music industries. The two-day forum offers prominent industry figures, emerging talent and thought leaders an opportunity to come together to explore the intersection of fashion and entertainment. Creatives in these industries will gain insights into current trends, network with designers, brands, retailers, educators and other key stakeholders in the fashion ecosystem.

“We are thrilled to introduce a fashion vertical to FAME Week Africa, seamlessly complementing both MIP Africa and Muziki Africa. This addition enriches our celebration of African creativity by spotlighting the continent’s dynamic fashion industry, fostering collaboration across media, music, and fashion, and showcasing the vibrant cultural tapestry that defines Africa’s global influence,” says Martin Hiller, Portfolio Director: FAME Week Africa built by RX Africa.

The AFF happens in Cape Town from 3–4 September 2024 as part of FAME Week Africa, the continent’s premier cultural and creative event taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre 2 from 1–7 September 2024.

Confirmed fashion brands include: By Brad & Abiah (South Africa), Danayi Madondo (Zimbabwe), Imprint (South Africa), Masa Mara (Rwanda/South Africa) and Sober Design House (South Africa).

Danayi Madondo is one of the designers attending the African Fashion Forum (Image attached for download)

Cape Town, a leading global fashion hub, is also home to a thriving film industry. Film makers from across Africa are invited to submit films for the Inaugural Africa Fashion Film Awards. The Awards will take place on 3 September during FAME Week Africa. Films submitted can cover a broad spectrum of creative works, from documentaries and fashion shorts to films that either influence or are influenced by the fashion industry. Award categories to keep in mind include Best Fashion Film, Best Major Brand Production, and Best Music. The film submission deadline is 15 June 2024, after which entries will be reviewed for inclusion in the official 2024 selection. Selected films will be finalised by the end of August.

Fashion brand Imprint will be attending the African Fashion Forum (Image attached for download)

FAME Week Africa’s African Fashion Forum is an essential hub for those passionate about African fashion’s cultural impact and opportunities for cross-industry growth to sharpen practical skills, network with top industry figures, gain exclusive insights into current trends and extend their practice into a broader industry.

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FAME Week Africa

In the host city of Cape Town, is an essential destination for African and global creative professionals and features content sessions, music showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. Taking place from 1-7 September 2024, delegates can expect a full programme of conferences and festivals that will  gather in a convergence of tech, film, television, animation, and music industries. FAME Week Africa consists of the MIP Africa, Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF), Muziki Africa FAME Film Shorts Festival and FAME After Dark.

DSGN Exchange

The African Fashion Forum is partnered with DSGN Exchange, a subsidiary of DSGN Native dedicated to expanding the reach of African fashion brands in the global market. Their mission is to promote these brands by showcasing their products on diverse platforms, providing exposure to new markets, buyers, and opportunities for wholesale, pop-up, and retail trade.

African Fashion Forum

The African Fashion Forum (AFF) is a premier event that celebrates the vibrant and diverse African fashion industry, connecting it with film, TV, and music. The forum gathers prominent industry figures, emerging talent, and thought leaders to explore the intersection of fashion and entertainment. Attendees will gain insights into trends, foster educational growth, and network with designers, brands, retailers, and other key stakeholders in the fashion ecosystem. The AFF is a must-attend for anyone passionate about fashion’s cultural impact, offering valuable opportunities for collaborations that can amplify creative projects and enhance visibility across film, TV, and music.

About RX

RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities, and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalisation is approximately £33bn, €39bn, $47bn.*

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