About AFWChicago

Our mission is to open up the conversation about African fashion in Chicago. We want to provide African & African-inspired designers and artists alike with a prominent platform to showcase their work. 

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DIY Chic

We are thrilled to bring to you a fresh monthly segment that appeals to everyone who delights in fashion, whether they call themselves a fashionista or not.

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Shows, Events & Highlights

Check out videos, interviews and highlights from our Annual Fashion Week Shows & Events!

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Designer Spotlight

The Abaya Dake Collection Q. What makes your design “African”, and how do you think African fashion has changed over the years? A. “I’m African so everything that I create will always be African. It’s a right my creations will inherit whether or not they look “African.” African fashion is growing into a global phenomenon. […]

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Latest Posts

The Origins of African Fabric

August 26, 2015 | No Comments

Prints, patterns, color. These are some of the things that come to mind when you think Fashion in Africa. Over the years, we have seen the…

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African Fashion Week Chicago 2015 – Press Release

August 25, 2015 | No Comments

***************For Immediate Release***************





Chicago Tastemakers and Media Invited to the Official African Fashion Week Chicago from September 24-26,2015.

We live…

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Viktor&Rolf Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015

February 11, 2015 | No Comments

Dutch designer duo Viktor&Rolf debuted their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 collection during Paris Fashion Week  featured an entire collection using Dutch wax cloth by…

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