About AFWT

Building an Industry, Creating Opportunities



Each August, all eyes turn to Canada’s most prominent diversity event: African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT). Buyers,
retailers, celebrities, models, VIPs along with thousands of national and international audiences and press come to Toronto, which for five days become the heartbeat of the city, debuting the latest collections of top designers and brand.

African Fashion Week Toronto provides an unparalleled level of brand exposure drawing hundreds of thousands of impressions and opportunities for brands to connect directly with their target market. Home to top influential afro-inspired designers and the next generation of emerging design talent in Canada and from around the world, African Fashion Week Toronto creates regional and worldwide opportunities for brands to build a relationship with their audiences.

AFWT has quickly gained industry recognition as one of Toronto’s leading creative platforms for fashion, art and beauty industries. As a premier event platform, AFWT offers their Sponsors/Partners the opportunity to promote and market their brands in front of a large progressive audience, media organizations, celebrities, millennial influencers, industry professionals and consumers through fashion shows and networking events.



  • Progress:To promote and improve public understanding and appreciation of the African Fashion industry through leadership in quality and taste.
  • Business:To create progressive partnerships which will lead to collaborative business opportunities for our designers, models, and other fashion professionals.
  • Expansion:To support the overall growth of African fashion Industry in Canada and the Diaspora.
  • Identity:To rebrand the perception of Africa as a whole through luxury fashion initiatives