Conferences and study days Friday, 18 November 2022 – Saturday, 19 November 2022

Africa Fashion Conference

Exchange ideas and thoughts on the African fashion scene, past, present, future.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Friday, 18 – Saturday, 19 November 2022

  • Hochhauser Auditorium, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Tickets go on sale at 00.00 on Monday, 5 September 2022

Contemporary African creatives are shifting the geography of global fashion. The vitality of the scene is irrepressible, its creativity limitless. Organised in conjunction with the V&A’s exhibition Africa Fashion (2nd July 2022-16th April 2023), this conference provides a forum for the sharing and exchange of knowledge around contemporary African fashions. The conference will take an interdisciplinary cross-cultural approach. Presentations will focus on fashion on and from the African continent from 19th century to today.

Call for Papers: We invite proposals for both 10-minute and 20-minute presentations, from creatives thinkers at all stages of their careers. We particularly welcome contributors from the continent. Please submit a title and abstract (max. 300 words) and a brief bio by 25th July 2022 (for details see Brochure).

Tickets and ticket prices for the conference will be available from September.

Background image: Courtesy: Shade Thomas-Fahm