Janome is proud to sponsor African Fashion Week in Toronto this year: 16-20 August at the Royal Ontario Museum. Janome has provided the prizes: a JANOME 1600P for the first place winner and a JANOME PRO4DX SERGER for the second place winner.  And Janome has also provided sewing machines for the free sewing machine workshops to be offered during the week. 

African Fashion Week is one of the most recognized Fashion Weeks in Canada. The program was established by the Fashion Ready Foundation in 2012 and has developed into an internationally-recognized event. AFWT continues to grow each season, creating a community of designers, models and industry professionals who shape this unique experience.

AFWT showcases local, national and international designers by providing a progressive environment for them to promote their creative designs. This multicultural platform supports Toronto’s unique and diverse cultural heritage while contributing to the fashion and tourism market of Canada.

Who We Are: The “Fashion Ready Foundation” is a non for profit organization with a mandate to promote and advocate education of the fashion arts and business by providing scholarships and facilitating internships, mentorships and career programs to support growth and advancement within the global fashion industry.

It is to be held inside one of the largest museums in North America, the Royal Ontario
Museum (ROM) from August 16th – August 20th 2017. You might like to join them as they celebrate arts, culture, fashion, style, and diversity at the fifth edition of one of Toronto’s most anticipated fashion events, African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT).  The awards ceremony includes a spectacular runway showcase by the “King of Couture” & Celebrity Designer Adebayo Jones.  Red carpet starts at 7:00pm and the award ceremony starts at 8:00pm. This year’s 1st and 2nd place winner will receive a brand new sewing machines courtesy of AFWT’s official Sewing Machine Sponsor Janome Canada.

From Thursday, August 17th to Saturday, August 19th Toronto will be home to more than 30 high fashion designers from Canada and abroad who will be showcasing their premium collections inside the ROM. For the 5th year anniversary, AFWT is honored to welcome fashion icons Tanzanian based designer Diana Magesa and New York based Filipino designer John Ablaza to Canada.

On Sunday, August 20th they will close off AFWT with a fashion exhibition and free sewing machine workshops in partnership with Janome Canada inside the ROM.

Interested in finding out more about this Fashion week or attending the event? Check out their website for details and watch this video.


About Liz Thompson

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for over 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to sew, read, knit , crochet, travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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