June 8, 2017

Events: The Face of African Fashion Week Toronto 2017 Recap

As we gear up for the 2017 edition of African Fashion Week Toronto, the time has come to find the new Face of Africa Fashion Week.

Last month I attend the The Face of African Fashion Week Toronto 2017 model competition, which occurred in the luxurious Yorkville at Posh Supperclub. The event showcased the many beautiful melanin queens Toronto has to offer as they battled it out for the coveted Face of African Fashion week prize. Who do you think rose to the top to secure the #1 spot?

Check out my experience and recap of the event to find out...

The event was hosted by the PR Diva herself, and started off by introducing us to each contestant.

Host, Erika the PR Diva
Judges: Olivia J. Lewis, Isaac Ansah & Kayla Greaves
Furthermore, the competition consisted of 3 highly esteemed judges:

Olivia J. Lewis, Blogger and Fashion contributor with style.ca

Isaac Ansah, co-founder of African Fashion Week Toronto as well as Brand & Project manager at Imagine Management & Marketing

Kayla Greaves, Lifestyle writer & Social editor with the huffingtonpost.ca.

Denim & White
The first segment of the competition had the contestants strutting their stuff in a neutral Denim & white top look.

The second segment was the swimsuit competition. I really liked the unique ways each contestants accessorized and styled their swimsuits.

Personal Style
Finally, the last segment of the competition involved each contestant showcasing their personal styles. There was great diversity in the looks that came down the runway, and I especially liked those that incorporated some form of African fashion into their looks.

Final Walk

Prize Giveaways

After the final segment, the judges went on to deliberate in order to narrow the contestants down to the top 5. As this went on, attendees were able to enjoy some of the complimentary appetizers as well participate in the many giveaway competitions.

Giveaway Prizes

Winner of JV Accessories Gift Basket
Winner of The Wifey Collection Dress

My Ticket Giveaway Winner

As you know, I held a giveaway competition giving my followers and readers a chance to win tickets to this event. Miss. Utamika (@amshina) was the lucky winner and I was happy to see her at the event. Hope you enjoyed yourself girl!

Top 5 Contestants

Top 5 Contestants

Final Pose-Off
In order to decide the ultimate winner of Face of African Fashion Week 2017, the top 5 contestants were made to showcase their print modelling skills with a final pose-off. I must say, these ladies did not come to play, the fierce slayage was real!

And the Winner is...

Awaiting the announcement of the winner
Zubeida Shirwa!!! She difficulty did her thang throughout the competition and intimately proved to the judges that she had what it takes to be the face of African Fashion Week Toronto.

With the 2017 Face of African Fashion Week, Zubeida Shirwa
Congratulations to the beautiful Zubeida, the new 2017 Face of AFWT! I'm excited to see her rock the runway at the 2017 African Fashion Week Toronto.

Here is a look at some of the fabulous attendees at the event.

End of the Event

With the event host, Erika the PR Diva
With Judge & Co-founder of African Fashion Week Toronto, Isaac Ansah
Gift Bag
At the end if the event, all attendees were given a gift bag filled with fabulous goodies from the various event sponsors.

I definitely had a great time at this event, the organizers did a fabulous job! This has also gotten me even more excited about attending the 2017 edition of African Fashion Week Toronto on August 16th - 20th. Head over to the Africa Fashion Week Toronto website for more info.