This year’s edition of the London #Africanfashionweek2015 which was a part catwalk and part exhibition fashion show took place at Olympia London with over 100 participating designers and brands showcasing some best African and African-inspired designers in the UK and beyond.
Founded by British/Nigerian lawyer turned enterpreneur Ronke Ademiluyi– the event which also holds in Nigeria as #Africafashionweek-Nigeria is dubbed as “Europe’s largest catwalk event of
African and African-inspired design.”
Maggie Smith , a 20-year-old model
and receptionist of Ugandan and Scottish heritage, was selected as “ The Face of AFWL 2015.”
The event photography was handled by Glenn Osei-Gyimah. Osei-Gyimah touched on the significance of covering the event
“Since it was first launched back in 2011, this has been my third Africa Fashion Week in a row.
I’ve seen it move from the Old Truman Brewery to its home of the last two years at the Olympia in Kensington. That move is pretty symbolic to the growth of this event; as is expected of it,
that it continues to get bigger, not only with the number of designers taking part, but also the people who travel from different parts of the world to be a part of it. Hopefully to those who are not too familiar with this event and to those
who wished that they could have made it, the images shown here can give you the perspective of being a part of Europe’s largest catwalk event of African and African-inspired design and to help it continue to grow.”