Saturday Exclusive Fashion News: British Luxury Designer, Matthew Williamson To Headline MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2012- See Full Schedule

MTN in conjunction with Style House Files and the British Council Nigeria has released the official schedule of this year’s MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) taking place from the 24-27 October 2012.

 

 

Omoyemi Akerele founder of LFDW further explains that the “LFDW is all about making an impact, the idea is to move beyond innovation and transform African brands to household names worldwide. The invitation to Milan Fashion Week for these designers is a significant milestone, one that is bound to catapult them into the international fashion industry”. Previously in June this year, OmoyemiAkereleselected African talents to be part Pitti W Trade Show in Florence Italy;Jewel by Lisa, Anita Quansah, Bridget Awosika, LanreDa Silva Ajayi and Omer Asim, were involved in this special project.

 

 

The shortlisted Young Designers for this year’s show are Karen Jacob, Kehinde Osotimehin, Wana Sambo, Adebayo Oke-Lawal, Jennifer Adighijie, Uju Offiah, Buchi Okoro, Wisdom Anaba, Joseph Uduminue, Isi Atagamen, Agu Anumudu and Ponmile Olawoye.

 

This year’s show will also showcase the latest collection of British luxury designer, Matthew Williamson who is to headline as international guest fashion designer.

 

 

The established designers showing this year are Lanre DaSila Ajayi, Jewel By Lisa, Tiffany Amber, Odio Mimonet, Anita Quansah, Ituen Basi, Eki Orleans and Omer Asim

 

While the emerginging designers are Kinabuti, House of Marie, House of Form, Function, Kola Kuddus, Rebahia, Republic of Foreigner, Obsidan (winner MTN LFDW Young Creative Entrepreneur for 2012) , Sunny Rose, Xclamations, Mai Atafo, Nkwo, Kiki Kamanu, Iconic Invanity, Kelechi Odu, Grey, Alter Ego, Bridget Awosika and Emmy Collins.

 

The LFDW Young Talents showcasing are Vintage Colette, Ejiro Amos Taifiri, Beatrice Black, Ibetein Thompson, Ozora By Zee, Jess Stefanie, Marayah Oh, Akpos Okudu, Alali Boutique, Iamsigo and Viv La Resistance.

 

Also showcasing this October is high street brand Mango.

 

See full Schedule

 

WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER

CATWALK SHOW

THE FUTURE: LFDW YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

TIME: 7:00PM

 

CATWALK SHOW

JEWEL BY LISA FOR BLACKBERRY LIMITED EDITION ACCESSORY

TIME: 7:30PM

 

THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER

EXHIBITION OPENS

TIME: 10AM

 

CATWALK SHOWS

LFDW YOUNG TALENTS: VINTAGE COLETTE/EJIRO AMOS TAIFIRI | BEATRICE BLACK | IBETEIN THOMPSON

TIME: 5PM

 

KINABUTI/HOUSE OF MARIE

TIME: 5:30PM

 

HOUSE OF FORM AND FUNCTION | KOLA KUDDUS

TIME: 6:00PM

REBAHIA | REPUBLIC OF FOREIGNER

TIME: 6:30PM

 

 

OBSIDAN

TIME: 7:00PM

ANITA QUANSAH

TIME: 7:30PM

 

MANGO

TIME: 8:00PM

 

MAI ATAFO

TIME: 8:30PM

 

ITUEN BASI

TIME: 9:00PM

 

FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER

EXHIBITION OPENS

TIME: 10AM

 

CATWALK SHOWS

LFDW YOUNG TALENT: OZORA BY ZEE | JESS STEFANIE | MARAYAH OH | AKPOS OKUDU

TIME: 4:00PM

 

NKWO | KIKI KAMANU

TIME: 5:00PM

 

SUNNY ROSE | XCLAMATIONS

TIME: 5:30PM

 

EKI ORLEANS

TIME: 6: 00PM

 

ICONIC INVANITY

TIME: 7:00PM

 

KELECHI ODU

TIME: 7:30PM

 

ODIO MIMONET

TIME: 8:30PM

 

TIFFANY AMBER

TIME: 9:30PM

 

 

SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER

EXHIBITION OPENS

TIME: 10AM

 

LFDW YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2012 FINALE

TIME: 4:00PM

 

LFDW YOUNG TALENTS: ALALI BOUTIQUE | IAMSIGO | VIV LA RESISTANCE

TIME: 5:00PM

 

GREY | ALTER EGO

TIME: 5: 30PM

 

OMER ASIM | BRIDGET AWOSIKA

TIME: 6:00PM

 

JEWEL BY LISA

TIME: 7:00PM

 

LANRE DASILVA AJAYI

TIME: 7:30PM

 

EMMY COLLINS

TIME: 8:00PM

 

MATTHEW WILLIAMSON

TIME: 9:00PM

 

 

VENUE FOR ALL SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS:

EKO HOTEL & SUITES, CONVENTION CENTRE

For more information call: 08033755955 | 08132285923

Email: info@lagosfashionanddesignweek.com

Tickets available at www.africtickets.com and at Eko hotel.

 

Supported by MTN, Style House Files, British Council, The Wheat Baker, Virgin Atlantic, Grey Goose and Africa Magic.

 

 

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