AS the much anticipated Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) 2016, begins tomorrow, July 1, the organisers have revealed that about 60 designers from across Africa, will be showcasing their latest designs at this year’s event, set to be one of the biggest fashion shows in Africa. With the theme ‘’Connecting Africa’’ this year’s event which holds from July 1-3, takes off tomorrow with the Textile and Garment Manufacturing Conference, to hold at the Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island. The conference which is first of its kind is expected to bring industry experts together under one roof, to deliberate on ways of maximizing the potentials within the fashion industry so as to enhance the economic fortunes of the nation. The 2nd and 3rd will feature catwalk shows from emerging and established designers, with an influx of designers, buyers and exhibitors on display. The AFWN launched in 2014, a sister event to the Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) was founded by Ronke Ademiluyi, to project Africa and her creativity to the world. The objective she says is; “to project our young undiscovered talents in Africa to the world. The show was created in Nigeria to provide a platform for designers who can’t afford to travel to London to showcase their designs; our aim at AFWN is to see them through.” Also speaking at the event Mr. Lucky Idike of the Bank of Industry, sponsors of this year’s show, said the Bank of Industry is collaborating with Africa Fashion Week Nigeria because, Africa Fashion Week is an industry platform, designed to grow the textile and fashion industry in Nigeria.