Over 5,000 visitors came to Freemasons’ Hall for AFWL 2017 looking for that perfect piece to accentuate their street style game and browsing through goods that came from all over Africa.

Ethiopian hand – stitched sneakers from an organisation called Proudly Made in Africa sat next to solid silver and copper bangles from Kenya. Bomber jackets from AFWL favourite, Continent Clothing were snapped up with fervour.

Zambian up cycle brand Slow Case also inspired us to take everyday clothing items and turn them into wearable works of art.

Ankara trilbies, Ankara sneakers, Ankara bracelets, Ankara shoes. Strong styling was not only on the catwalk – our visitors also enjoyed dressing up for the day. Some of them were clearly reading each other’s minds.

Model philanthropist Noella Cousaris and guests waiting for the shows to start.

Africa Fashion Week London indeed have gone from strength to strength and continues to shine a light on African designers the world over.

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