London Fashion Week Festival (LFWF) is a bi-annual city-wide celebration of fashion, including London Fashion Week, the International Fashion Showcase and the main LFWF ticketed event at The Store Studios.

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London Fashion Week Festival opens this week, Thursday 21-24 September 2017. Here are some African names to watch this year.

Adwoa Aboah

This 25-year-old model and activist is changing the narrative with her open confessions on attempted suicide and addiction.

Edward Enninful

Born in Ghana, he is the first man to edit British Vogue since its founding in 1916, and the first black editor of any edition of Vogue.

Malaika Firth

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The model who hails from Kenya is no stranger on the runway having done rounds on the runway for heavy hitters like Louis Vuitton and Maison Margiela in 2015.

Jourdan Dunn

Hailing from West London, she is the first black model on cover of British Vogue for 12 years and first to walk for Prada in over a decade in 2008.

Leomie Anderson

Hailing from London, she has been vocal about racism in the modelling industry, and also uses her voice in blogging and vlogging.

Who are some of the names on your radar on London Fashion Week 2017?