MBFW 2017 –The experience that was.
The AFI in partnership with Mercedes Benz has for the past 6 years delivered and served spectacular world-class fashion shows with only the best designers hosted. We were there to witness the fashion week madness and along with celebrities and fashion personalities, who came, slayed and concurred.
Each day begins with people arriving a good two hours before the first show to take pictures and interact with photographers and other creative and personalities. This also gives an opportunity passer-bys to get to be part of Fashion week in one way or another even if they don’t have a ticket for a show –bringing fashion to the people.
This year for the first time ever the AFI introduced the XAFI (Xperience AFI) festival, which took place in the Mall of Africa parking lot. Yet again, a cool way to bring together creatives in yet another creative space in between shows. We enjoyed the performances by local acts, such as Nadia Nakai, Frank Casino and AKA.
The AFI has managed to incorporate not just models and designers, but musicians, influencers and various media into one big four-day-event and we couldn’t be more obsessed with it all!
By: Fifi Mathambo