African Fashion Industry Awards 2018- Toronto

left-MP. Celina Ceaser-Chavannes with Princess Tessy of Luxembourg at the African Fashion Industry Awards.

A cross section of luminaries in the African Fashion Industry were honoured during the 2018 African Fashion week event held at the Globe and Mail building in Toronto. Amongst those recognized for innovation and significant contribution to the afro-centric fashion industry:couture designer Adebayo Jones who received the Lifetime Achievement award, International Designer of the year was awarded to Smail Akdim Couture, C.E Clothier for Menswear designer of the year, Precious Threads by Abiola for Women’s wear designer of the year, Kyle Gervacy for Unisex designer of the year, Osato Erebor for Photographer of the Year, models Raquel Hamlet and Grace Modi received AFWT contribution awards, Emerging Designer of the Year went to Zoba Martin, Fashion blogger of the year was won by Stay Magnifique, Fashion Stylist award for Mr. Adomako,Rising Star female model was taken by Lindura, while Chinna Trey was selected Rising Star male model of the year. Neveen Dominic won Beauty Professional of the year, and dedicated her award to her fellow refugees of South Sudan, while The Global Empowerment Award was won by European royalty-Princess Tessy De Nassau of Luxembourg. Actress Olunike Adeliyi was Mc for the glamourous event. Sponsors of African Fashion Week (AFWT) Toronto 2018 included Afroglobal Television, Caribelle Batik,Yaser & Mayaser, Natasha Sika, Neveen Dominic, Angela’s Beauty Box. Co-founder of AFWT Isaac Ansah told TDN Radio, the Event continues to grow, attracting more celebrities and patrons over the last 6 years.

(Featured photo: Design by Kyle Gervacy)

Photographer of the Year Osato Erebor


Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Adebayo Jones, and model in a gown from his “Luxury” Collection.



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