What are the ASFAs?
Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards, also known as the ASFAs is an annual event held in Kampala to celebrate and recognize excellence in the fashion industry on the African continent. The event is characterized by pomp, and glamour on the red carpet. It is attended by fashion enthusiasts from across the continent. VIP guests include celebrities and the crème de la crème of the fashion industry.
How long has this event been in existence?
The ASFAs were first in held in 2013, although under a different name ‘Men’s Fashion Explosion’. That means this year’s event will be the fifth edition.
What are the aims and objectives of the ASFAs??
To celebrate excellence in the fashion industry.
To foster innovation and competition in the industry
To uplift and shine a spotlight on young talent
To promote African talent on a global stage
Foster innovation and competition in the fashion industry through awards given out to outstanding performers.
Shine a spotlight on great African talent through a highly billed fashion show held at the event.
Celebrate fashion through an evening of great style, memorable music performances and an award giving gala.
How do I nominate or get nominated? ?
Eligibility for nomination
All applicants must be African, or holders of dual citizenship or foreign citizens who have been residing and working in Africa for at least 2 years. >
Eligibility of participants is restricted to people aged 18 and above only.
Eligible applicants should have been active in the fashion industry during the period of August 2016 to August 2017.
The nomination process>
Nomination will be done strictly via email and website.
To apply, one is required to send their portfolio or a portfolio of someone they would like to see nominated. The portfolio should consist of a complete list of projects they’ve worked on or done during the period of August 2016 to August 2017. Please state the specific category you’re applying for.
The email nomination bid should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the website, fill in the nomination form and attach the portfolio of nominee.
You are free to nominate a person of your choice for the categories listed below as long as they are eligible for nomination.
Deadline for nomination is 25th September, 2017.
How to apply to model? How to apply to model at the ASFAs 2017
You must be an African model aged 18 or above.
You must have a model comp card/ portfolio and ready to email it to our team.
You should be able to be in Kampala by 6th December, 2017 for model fittings and rehearsals.
Send your model portfolio/ comp card to HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must include your contact details in your submission.
Confirmed models will be contacted on both phone and email.
Application deadline is 1st November, 2017.
How to apply to showcase? How to apply to showcase at the ASFAs 2017?
You must be an African designer.
You should have a mood board and images of pieces in the collection ready to be sent to our team.
The collection should have been done during 2017 and ready to be showcased for the first time at the ASFAs.
No prominent names or logos should appear on any of the pieces in the collection.
Choreography, costumes and outfits to use in the collection should not be used at any other event whether public or private, without the written consent of The Chairman of the organizing Committee until the event is done.
How to apply ?
Send a mood board and images of samples of your collection on email to HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org. Also attach a write up with the inspiration for the collection.
It is up to the team at the ASFAs to choose the designers to showcase at the event.
Deadline for application is 1ST November, 2017.
How to apply for media accreditation?
ASFA Media Accreditation Guidelines
No press or media will be allowed access to the event without media accreditation passes.
Application for media accreditation
Send us an email request to cover the event to HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, include your name, media house / publication, it’s demographic and reach.
Accredited media people will be contacted by both email and phone.
Deadline for application is 1st November, 2017.
Who to contact?
Do you wish to get in touch with the ASFA team? Drop us an email to HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org. Please kindly share in bold letters why you are reaching out in the subject section of the email. Alternatively, you can give us a call on +256414696296