African fashion showcased at the 2018 AFROshow

2 June 2018

Harry Hall '18, founder of UniCups

It was an exciting night on the 2 June at the Oxford Town Hall where the 2018 AFROshow was being held.

Brookes nursing alumna Laure Loutala M'polo ‘09 called by all ‘Boss Lady’ had done another amazing job of planning and leading the Show for the third year as well as working as a full time nurse at the Churchill Hospital.

The AFROShow is catwalk event of African and African-inspired design. It is a collaborative catwalk and exhibition, highlighting the industry’s established and emerged African designers. The annual event aims to celebrate the work of African and African inspired designers in the Oxford with worldwide support.

There had been a great deal of preparation including a series of long rehearsals over the spring for the teams of volunteer models some of which included final year students from Oxford Brookes.

On the day the designers and other beauty professionals travelled from all over the UK including a group of models and designers who come from Paris to be part of the exciting event.

The evening consisted of two runways, the first included fashion designers who focussed on a younger audience while the second one had a more mature focus.

At the end of the evening designer Christiane Wandji T from Cameroon was presented with the award for Best Fashion Designer of the Year by Oxford Lord Mayor Collin Cook on behalf of the AFROShow.

Can’t wait until next year? Watch the fashion show here: