By  on November 28, 2017

In the 10 years since African Fashion International was formed, the focus has been to bolster African fashion brands on the worldwide stage.

In doing so, AFI’s founder and chief executive officer Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe has helped to further Africa’s heritage, history and craftsmanship while creating viable businesses and jobs. This fall she was named the inaugural recipient of the Fashion 4 Development’s Franca Sozzani Award. The former Vogue Italia editor in chief’s son Francesco Carrozzini nominated Moloi-Motsepe, as had Norway’s HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Sozzani died last year at the age of 66.

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