As renowned and established Nigerian and international designers converge in Lagos this week for the prestigious Lagos Fashion and Design Week, attention would be focused on how the platform would present the best, build and uplift the profile of the Nigerian fashion industry within the Nigerian economy and to the international fashion world and quite rightly so, as that exactly must be the target of the show organizers and as the attention the fashion industry remains focused on the on-going exhibition and shows, it is imperative to give credit to whom it is due by putting the brains behind the project – Omoyemi Akerele – under the spotlight.
Omoyemi Akerele is the Creative Director of Style House, a Style, Fashion and Image Consulting Company with years of experience in the fashion industry, whose passion for the growth and development of a sustainable Nigerian fashion industry led to the creation of Lagos Fashion and Design Week.
Omoyemi who started out as a lawyer before qualifying to be an Image Consultant at Aston-Hayes, a leading London Image Consulting Company pioneered the concept of Fashion Styling and Image Consulting in Nigeria and this gave rise to the idea of the Lagos Fashion and Design week which launched in 2011.
Ahead of this year’s edition which holds this week, she spoke to Style.com about the challenges facing Nigerian designers, how she grew to become Nigeria’s fashion mouthpiece, the potentials and opportunities in the Nigerian fashion market and the role of the fashion industry in the Nigerian Economy.
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