Our African designers are beginning to push the glass boundaries and are beginning to get their talents out in the open for the world to see the rich culture and raw creativity they possess.
Last Sunday the 19th of February 2012 eight selected African designers showcased their pieces as part of this season’s London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012/13, a project by British Council and the British Fashion Council to give exposure to the works of more than 80 designers in 19 embassies and cultural institutes across London- this project is one of the many that focuses on the emerging talents.
The selected Nigerian designers works were created based on the theme “Tales by Moonlight : a Fashion Folklore” – the pieces created were to show a blend of both Nigerian culture with a modern point of view.
The African countries involved were asked to present a selection of emerging designers whom they feel most represents the future of fashion in their region which was judged by Sarah Mower- the chair and an advisory panel.
The Nigerian designers that showcased included Anita Quansah, Bridget Awosika, Jewel by Lisa, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Maki –Oh and Sunny Rose.
Jewel by Lisa
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi
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