Come December 3, 2021, Africa’s most anticipated fashion show, Arise Fashion Week, will go live in Dubai.
In collaboration with the Nigerian Pavilion at Expo2020 Dubai and the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment, the platform would be showcasing the best of African fashion designers and music at the expo in Dubai.
According to a statement yesterday by Sakina Reneye, the Line Producer and Marketing Lead, AFW, some of the designers showcasing their collections include Lisa Folawiyo, Ituen Basi, Banke Kuku, Onalaja, Tjwho, Lagos Space Programme, Huddaya.
Also, Grammy-award winning singer Wizkid would be providing musical entertainment, and long-term partner of Arise Fashion Week, Naomi Campbell, would be making an appearance alongside other global celebrities.
This is Arise Fashion Week’s first live show since the pandemic. Last year, the event, which was virtual, was televised and streamed on all ARISE/THISDAY platforms. In a twist from the norm, it was a competition that showcased 30 designers under 30. Kenneth Ize emerged the overall winner, walking away with a $100,000 cash prize, while runners-up Ré Lagos and South African Mmuso Maxwell received $75,000 and $50,000, respectively.
Since its return, Arise Fashion Week has been at the forefront of promoting and celebrating the next generation of African fashion designers.