The 9th annual international fashion by Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week (HAFW) is set to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from October 9-12th 2019, the organizers said.
According to the HAFW’s statement, the four-day event to be held at Hyatt Regency Hotel will include a fashion show, workshop, exhibition as well as a pop-up market for bags, clothes and pieces of jewelry.
Fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry of which Africa’s benefit from the industry is insignificant, HAFW, said in its statement indicating that the Ethiopian traditional clothes and designers will be at the center of the fashion week.
“It will enable us to exchange cultures and designs among countries and help us scale up our creativity in designing,” said Yordanos Abera, a board member of the Fashion Designers Association.
Hub of Africa Fashion Week (HAFW) was created with the understanding that there is a need for an event that can highlight the growing talent of African designers and brands to the international market.