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.
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WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER
THE FUTURE: LFDW YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
JEWEL BY LISA FOR BLACKBERRY LIMITED EDITION ACCESSORY
THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER
LFDW YOUNG TALENTS: VINTAGE COLETTE/EJIRO AMOS TAIFIRI | BEATRICE BLACK | IBETEIN THOMPSON
KINABUTI/HOUSE OF MARIE
HOUSE OF FORM AND FUNCTION | KOLA KUDDUS
REBAHIA | REPUBLIC OF FOREIGNER
FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER
LFDW YOUNG TALENT: OZORA BY ZEE | JESS STEFANIE | MARAYAH OH | AKPOS OKUDU
NKWO | KIKI KAMANU
SUNNY ROSE | XCLAMATIONS
TIME: 6: 00PM
SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER
LFDW YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2012 FINALE
LFDW YOUNG TALENTS: ALALI BOUTIQUE | IAMSIGO | VIV LA RESISTANCE
GREY | ALTER EGO
TIME: 5: 30PM
OMER ASIM | BRIDGET AWOSIKA
JEWEL BY LISA
LANRE DASILVA AJAYI
VENUE FOR ALL SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS:
EKO HOTEL & SUITES, CONVENTION CENTRE
For more information call: 08033755955 | 08132285923
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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