Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is has concluded plans to add to Nigeria’s events landscape with the first International Fashion Runway Show that has special focus on budding designers in the country.
Running with the theme: “The People’s Runway” the event aims to illuminate the creative exploits of the real talents in the Nigerian Fashion turf, especially the relatively undiscovered ones, to help them build sustainable careers for themselves. It will also showcase the achievements of established designers and celebrate the veteran icons of the Nigerian fashion sector.
Happening on May 18, 2014 at the Eko Hotels, Victoria Island Lagos, the Catwalk Shows at AFWN 2014, will feature Veteran designer Princess Abba Folawiyo, the doyenne of Nigerian fashion sector, since pre-independence days, and 15 established designers as well as 40 new designers. AFWN season one, it will be open to all Nigerian, African and international media houses, for global dissemination.
Rui Lopes, AAMAA a la Mode, Elikem The Tailor, Magnetic Elegance (ME), Long feet boutique, Faerens, Jazz Effect,Yon Seno, Belois Couture, Mademoiselle Anglaia and Meg Alabi are designers who will be showcasing their full collections at Africa Fashion Week Nigeria on a sponsored show, funded by AFWN’s sponsors.
The evening Gala fashion showcase will feature designers Elegante by Tiannahs styling, Yutees, Zarita Couture, Dyzn ,House of Marie, Emos Ejiro,Didi Creations, Big Ben, Raymona, Queen E collection, Awe Dzyn, AFT, Lines by Chaab,Style by Adesuwa, AN WURE and St Eves.
The climax of the evening will be a special inspiring showcase by veteran designer, Princess Abba Folawiyo of Labanella Couture, which will end the runway show.
Speaking on the AFWN runway shows, the founder and CEO Africa Fashion Week London and Nigeria, Ronke Ademiluyi reassured Nigerians that the show will not only be a success, but it will foster a paradigm shift towards the perception of fashion design as an instrument of economic reconstruction.
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By: SAMOD BIOBAKU
By: SAMOD BIOBAKU