The Home of AU, Addis Abba To Host Africa Fashion Reception 2016


First it was Paris and now Addis Abba. The 2016 edition of the Africa Fashion Reception would be hosted by the African Union Commission which has its headquarters in Addis Abba, Ethiopia.

The event is set to take place from September 13 to 15, 2016. With 30 participating countries, expect to see one fabulous African designer nominated by the executive board to represent their country at the event.

The line-up includes:

September 13: International press conference.

September 14: African Fashion Business Summit and Exhibition by participating countries.

September 15: Gala night, which would showcase the collections of all the participating designers.

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According to the band…

”African Fashion Reception is focused on expanding the potential power of fashion as a tool of fighting poverty in Africa by creating wealth through the empowerment of women and youths in the various fashion vocations through training, capacity building schemes, workshops and setting up of medium/small scale businesses thereby supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union Agenda 2063”


Sound like a good cause right? Peep the list of some of the participating designers below:

Hall of Peters (Ghana)
Hall of Peters (Ghana)


  • Lisete Pote – Angola
  • Paradise Fashion – Ethiopia
  • Khosi Nkosi Fashion House – South Africa
  • Chizo – Zambia
  • David Alford – Zimbabwe
  • Hall of Peters – Ghana
  • Alphao Fashion – Guinea
  • Botocy Clothing – Botswana
  • Fall Prov – Senegal
  • Inkanda – Rwanda
  • Les Peches Mignons – Mali
  • Kaz ’O’ Zah Art – Burundi
  • Walove by Design – Kenya
  • Kokonut Stylist – Swaziland
  • Yaw’s Creation – Gambia
  • Classic Fashion Namibia
  • Keto Couture – Nigeria
  • FKK Fashion – Togo
  • De La Sebure – Burkina Faso
  • Kokonut Stylist Swaziland.

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