These Are the 10 Designers to Know From Addis Ababa’s Hub of Africa Fashion Week

From January 9 to 14, 2024, the Hub of Africa Fashion Week (HAFW) was held in the picturesque setting of Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian capital, located some 8,000 feet above sea level, enchanted visitors with its evocative atmosphere, uniting past and present at a unique cultural crossroads. The energy of the city, founded in the late 19th century, is washed in crystalline light and paired with a vibrant atmosphere that adds up to an unforgettable experience for visitors.

HAFW, founded by Mahlet Teklemariam and her brother Natanem Teklemariam, celebrated its 14th anniversary this year, and has developed into an extraordinary platform capable of illuminating the growing talent of African designers around the world. It has become not just a fashion runway, but a cultural crossroads where talent, commitment, and success converge. The passionate leadership of the Teklemariam siblings, supported by influential figures such as Waridi Schrobsdorff, the founder of Fashion

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