Top 10 Fashion Events for Style Inspiration in 2018 - Sika’a

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June 05, 2018 4 min read

Each and every year a whole host of amazing fashion events take place. Perfect for inspiration, ideas and more, fashion events are a great way to stay ahead of the industry and gain inspiration for the season ahead. 2018 is an amazing year for fashion, which is why we’re thinking about the various events to attend this year.

Read on to discover our top 10 fashion events for 2018...


1. Africa Fashion Week London – London

Known as the leading African fashion event across the globe, Africa Fashion Week London is back again for 2018. AFWL was created in 2011, and has since hosted seven catwalk events as well as contributed experience to more than 12 inspirational African fashion events. 


Showcasing over 900 emerging designers from Africa, Europe and America, this is where you need to be if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the African fashion industry. AFWL starts on the 12thof August, and is the must attend event of the year for African fashion. 


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2.Dakar Fashion Week

Hosted in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, Dakar Fashion Week is becoming bigger and better each and every year. Part of Dakar Fashion Week is ‘the street show’, which takes place in the ordinary neighbourhood of the city, and is free to attend to the public. While the other events can be expensive to attend, the introduction of the street show opens up fashion to everyone, and some of the most prestigious African fashion designers showcase their collections here.


Starting on the 20thof June, you can find out more about the event here:


3. New York Fashion Week – New York

Taking place on Thursday the 6thof September until Friday the 14th, New York Fashion Week will be in the diary of fashionistas worldwide. The official list of designers is yet to be released, but with 9 African fashion designers showcasing at the autumn/winter shows in Spring 2018, the spring/summer show in September is expected to be awash with designers showcasing African influences.

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4. Lagos Fashion and Design Week – Lagos, Nigeria

With dates still to be confirmed, Lagos Fashion and Design Week will be held in November 2018. Known as the fashion capital of Africa, LFDW is one of the leading fashion events across the continent – if you’re only going to go to one fashion event in Africa this year, make it this one.

As a celebration of Pan-African fashion, you can expect to see the best in African design here, as well as up and coming talent.

New African Woman Magazine

Keep an eye on the dates and get your tickets here:


5. Africa Fashion Week – Nigeria

Also known as AFWN, Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is back for 2018, and it’s set to be bigger than ever before. Taking part in November, the event is currently taking registrations for designers, and is yet to release the official dates.

Connect Nigeria

AFWN provides a platform for designers who want to gain exposure, but don’t necessarily have the money needed to attend international shows. This event is the place to see raw talent, that might otherwise slip under the radar were it not for opportunities like this. AFWN aim to help young people in Nigeria be able to life themselves out of difficult situations, building a sustainable living through fashion.

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6. London Fashion Week – London

London Fashion Week is back for another amazing event in 2018. Kicking off on the 14thof September, LFW is one of the most famous fashion events worldwide. Showcasing leading designers from across the world, LFW provides the perfect opportunity to gain inspiration from different cultures and designers.

Culture Whisper

The schedule is yet to be released, but the event is expected to be just as striking as always, if not bigger and better. See the latest collections, discover emerging designers, and find inspiration in the street style, all at London Fashion week.

Tickets will go on sale here soon:


7. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – South Africa

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has just passed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about next year’s big event! If the 2018 show was anything to go by, you’re going to want to attend in 2018.

Stream Africa David Tlale

As the African fashion industry continues to grow, more designers from Africa showcased their collections at this years event, and 2019 is expected to see an influx of African designers on the catwalks.

Look out for the release of the dates here:


8. Ghana Fashion and Design Week – Accra, Ghana

Also known as GFDW, Ghana Fashion and Design Week is set to be better than ever in 2018. Set to take part in October, the official dates are still to be released, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start planning your trip for this exciting event.

With catwalk shows, design exhibitions, and the new talent spot event, this is the perfect place to see the latest in African fashion.

Find out more here:


9. South Africa Fashion Week

With the Spring/Summer 18 event hosted back in April, the dates for the Autumn/Winter shows will be announced soon. Hosted at the new home of Sandton City roof top, the next show is set to be truly spectacular.

 Complete Fashion

Now in its 21styear, more than 9,000 guests attend each event, with more than 69 collections being showcased each time. The event aims to put the spotlight on the diversity and innovation of the South African designers that live and create their collections in the country.

Find out more about the event here:



10. Paris Fashion Week – Paris

Starting on the 24thof September, Paris Fashion Week returns for another year. Following a successful spring presentation, the event returns for it’s second round of the year, to showcase the Spring/Summer 2019 collections in the autumn of 2018.


Brilliant for street style and style inspiration for the season ahead, Paris Fashion Week is the perfect all round event to attend this year.

View the schedule here:


With so many amazing events taking place throughout 2018? Which will you be attending?

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