African Fashion Week brings Black designers to Toronto

By Rebecca Kerr

African Fashion Week Toronto

African Fashion Week Toronto has carved a space in the fashion scene in the city of Toronto for the last 11 years. It did not disappoint this year as they showcased designers from St Vincent Trinidad and Tobago, the UK and right here from the city.

AFWT 2023 took place over a 3-day period with a free fashion showcase on day one, a couture fashion show with the UK designer Adebayo Jones on day two, and a-day party on the third three. The free event was held outdoors at Yonge Dundas Square.

AFWT provides a platform for up and coming designers as well as brands wanting to showcase their creativity and unique styles in fashion while garnering some mainstream support.

This year AFWT 2023 welcomed designers Gifts By Leah, Achonu House, Exquisite Seams, Labeke, Caribelle Batik from St Vincent, Signed By Dahlia, Ambition, NuYu By Stacy Zadd & Eastman from Trinidad and Tobago, Qweenfecy, the UK’s Adebayo Jones. With a focus on quality and luxury the designers displayed their passions and visions with some unique

African Fashion Week Toronto
African Fashion Week Toronto


NuYu By Stacy’s children’s line was highly acclaimed as the young fashionistas strutted down the runway.

Keeping the audience engaged and entertained while the designers prepared their models for the stage were several performing artists – Sillla, Ona Dema Glizzy, DT The Artist Borelson.


Photos by Rebecca Kerr