Where Fashion meets Culture | African Fashion Week Chicago 2018 | AFWCHICAGO

Designer Corner

Previous Designer Lineups


Abaya Dake

Founder and CEO of Abaya Dake

Creating individuality in each piece


Catherine Shubi Bwenge

Founder and CEO of cocushubi Collection

Creating relatable styles for men & women


Cecily Habimana

Founder and CEO of Simply Cecily

Express who you are through clothing


Patricia Ghonda-Zola

Founder and CEO of Anzhelika Crochet

Hand crochet and sewn children's apparel


Tiffney Deo

Founder of Tiffney Deo Allure

Next level African Fashion

AFWChicago 2014 Designer Lineup


Jennifer Akese Burney

Founder and CEO of Akese Stylelines

For the bold, confident and sophisticated woman


Maryam Garba

Founder and CEO of Maryam Garba Brand

Women’s work wear that’s anything but boring


Laurie Underwood

Founder and CEO of Wanda Grace

Be a lady, cross your legs, be sociable, and create goals


Binta Sagale Diallo

Founder and CEO of BintaSagale Inc

Website Feature

Designer will be featured on AFWChicago Designer Corner. This will include designer bio as well as links to social media accounts and website if applicable.


Being an AFWChicago designer will allow designer collection to be viewed be our established fanbase and followers as well as members of the press and social media outlets.

Sales Platform

AFWChicago will help provide designer a sales platform where the collections and styles seen at a show can be purchased through AFWChicago site.