12 June - Day 1
Accessories and clothing have equal significance in an outfit, working together to create an ensemble that expresses your style and who you are. Accessories are an inseperbale part of clothing and help define style and match occasion.
Sustainable fashion is a part of the growing design philosophy and movement towards environmental and social sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility. The panel discussion will discuss the need for sustainability, steps and action plans required.
Cyril Naicker - Host
Herman Pillay - CEO of TCI Apparel
Clay Hickson - Senior Vice President of WRAP
Kim and Natalie Ellis - Founders of The Joinery
13 June - Day 2
AGOA has encouraged substantial new investments, trade, and job creation in Africa. It has helped to promote Sub-Saharan Africa's integration into the multilateral trading system and a more active role in global trade negotiations. It has also contributed to economic and commercial reforms which make African countries more attractive commercial partners for U.S. companies. With China being Africa's largest trading partner what impact will the recent US/China trade war have on that and what opportunities may open up.
Dr. Jim Winkler Panel Host
Geerish Bucktowonsing - Mauritius
Steve Lamar - Executive Vice President of American Apparel & Footwear Assoscation (AAFA)
S/S 20 Womenswear
By predicting the Womenswear trends of tomorrow, WGSN Fashion helps the world’s largest retailers, brands and manufacturers lead with confidence.Long-term consumer trends, new and breaking trends as well as global street style images will be featured.
Lizzy Bowring - Head of Catwalks at WGSN
The AFI Fastrack program is designed to fast track the careers of graduates in the fashion industry. Fastrack has developed into a credible “platform” for young designers to gain exposure in the fashion arena, through mentorships, media exposure and by providing business acumen.
Alex Harris - Consultant of Africa Fashion International
14 June - Day 3
*The organisers reserve the right to amend the program.