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The inaugural Cape Town Fashion Week is held, solidifying Cape Town’s status as a fashion capital.
Joburg Fashion Week is launched.
This year sees the launch of Durban Fashion Week.
African Fashion International, the premiere fashion events and promotions company is born.
AFI showcases four South African designers, during Paris Fashion Week.
This year sees four premiere events:
  1. Audi Joburg Fashion Week A/W.
  2. MTN Durban Fashion Week S/S.
  3. Joburg Fashion Week S/S.
  4. Virgin Mobile Cape Town Fashion Week
AFI launches the first Arise Africa Fashion Week at the Sandton Convention Centre, bringing together the best of the continent’s designers. Jan Malan and ARISE Magazine showcase the A/W collections of Pan African designers with Grace Jones at New York Fashion Week – this is repeated at the S/S NYFW.
  1. Audi Joburg Fashion Week
  2. Cape Town Fashion Week

ARISE Promise of Africa Collective is the third and most significant showing at New York Fashion Week.

Black Coffee wins the prestigious Mercedes-Benz award and shows at Berlin Fashion Week.

Arise L’Afrique a Porter (Press Presentation): the first African event listed by Paris Fashion Week.

The year also saw the hosting of Cape Town Fashion Week., Audi Joburg Fashion Week and Africa Fashion Week, which was during the World Cup. The second Africa Fashion Awards is also held.

Joburg Fashion Week moves to the inner city, and is hosted at the Bus Factory, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and on the Nelson Mandela Bridge.

Cape Town Fashion Week is hosted at the CTICC.

The third annual Africa Fashion Week and the Africa Fashion Awards is hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre.

AFI and Mercedes-Benz SA sign a three-year partnership

The inaugural Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg is hosted at Hyde Park.

The inaugural Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town will be hosted at the home of CTFW: the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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