October 3, 2016

Events: African Fashion Week Toronto 2016, Opening Soiree

AFWT Co-Founders
The end of August brought us all the fabulousity that is African Fashion encompassed in 2016 Edition of African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT). The weekend of events did not fail to disappoint in showcasing the growth and creativity of African fashion both locally and internationally. I was pleased to attend and cover the event again this year. Furthermore, I was also very impressed by all the wonderful fashion showcases that went down the runway.

To kick things off, AFWT held their opening soiree at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Toronto. This was a fun welcome event which also provided attendees with a sneak peek of what to expect during the runway shows as well as a chance to network with those within the African fashion and entertainment industry...

Face of AFWT 2016
The event was hosted by the fabulous Maliaka Bryce and also had in attendance the fierce Face of African Fashion Week Toronto 2016, Frances Sesay.

Testing out my model pose lol
Maliaka Bryce

They came to Slay!
A few of the AFWT models were in attendance at the event as well as they partook in a mini fashion presentation of designs from the previous year. Unfortunately, I missed that presentation as it occurred before I arrived, however was able to get a few shots of the models and they graced the event backdrop during that latter part of the evening.

Previous Face of AFWT 2015 Allys Alimaid
Model Behaviour

Event Guests

Host of the African Fashion Industry Awards Ivy Prosper

Live Band

The event also included a musical performance from the Ascension Groove Band. I love live music bands, so had definitely enjoyed grooving to the music
The African Fashion Week Toronto Team

Candid moments
Kudos to the AFWT team for putting on a great opening event!

Had a wonderful time at the AFWT 2016 Opening Soiree and it added my to my excitement for the weekend of events to come.

Next up is a closer look at my outfit for the Opening Soiree...