L’Afrique Fashion Fest 2018 shook the city of Port Harcourt last week Sunday, at the white hall of the Vineyard mall, as 40 models strutted down the runway showcasing ultraposh collections of 15 designers such as Samielle Couture, Vogue Regalia, Ghian Couture, SMT Designs, Enhayes Clothier, Makpet Collections, Rego, Day Creations, Kiya Designs, Zine Fashion House, Paul Fit, Oak Threads, Zjohnwillz, Tailor Huz and Intraline Beauty.
The event had in attendance the crème de la crèmes of fashion and industry influencers across the region. Highlights at the event included musical performances by Ajebo Hustlers (Sophisticated Iyawo crooners), The Voice Nigeria star – Kessy Driz, and fast rising artist – JPappy. Other runway highlighters were; Shino Blarke, Joseph Nnanna, Maria Anthony, Joy Agbozi, Kotingo winner of the Body God Contest 2018, Sylvester Ubom (Mr. Nigeria Tourism) and Mr. Niger Delta 2018 amongst others.
The organizers also used the L’Afrique Fashion Fest platform to recognize three personalities affecting humanity in their different spheres, presenting them with the Icon of Hope award (IHOPE). IHOPE award was first introduced in 2015 by Emmer Schneider Concept. This year, the recipients of the Icon of Hope award were:
– Manuela George Izunwa – CEO/ founder of Y.D.M.S.I (Youth Development, Mentoring and Support Initiative) and G.O.L.D. (Girls’ Organisation for Leadership and Development) – for her numerous contribution towards improving the lives of several women across Nigeria.
– Dr Edwin Ochai, Founder/President of of Idoma International Carnival for his numerous contributions to the society and towards empowering people through the carnival which has been running for 6 years on private sponsorship.
– Mr. Joseph Nnanna Ogoloma, a physically challenged model whose hard work and tenacity in the industry is inspiring models across Africa and setting new standards for PWDs.
The vote of thanks was given amidst resounding applauds and a standing ovation for a show well packaged; Emmer Schneider, CEO of Emmer Schneider Concepts in his speech announced that L’Afrique Fashion Fest is an annual event and 2019 would be an even bigger fashion outing.
L’Afrique Fashion Fest is an initiative of Emmer Schneider Concepts, produced by Just Click Management, a leading events and model management company in Nigeria both owned by Emmer Schneider. @justclickmgt @emmer_schneider
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