After a successful debut in 2011, the Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) is back again. LFDW has been at the forefront of transforming the fashion industry in Nigeria. They seek out international opportunities for the Nigerian fashion designers and aim is to promote the development, growth and promotion of creative in the industry by nurturing, fine tuning and harnessing their skills as well as providing them with a solid platform for achieving their goals.
According to Omoyemi Akerele, the creative Director of Style House Files- producers of LFDW, “Our goal for LFDW 2012 is primarily to make an impact in the Nigerian fashion industry beyond the runway. Fashion is a viable economic driver in Europe and North America and it is no longer about aesthetics but a business model which can significantly contribute to Nigerian economy, if made part of the agenda.”
The MTN sponsored LFDW 2012is scheduled to take place from the 24th-27th of October at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island Lagos for a period of four days. During this time, 20 designers will showcase their 2013/14 Spring/Summer collections, there will also be a guest international designer on the runway who will be confirmed at a later date.
The stakes have been raised this year, there is a cash price from two million to four million Naira to be won this year, so all creative designers, models and entrepreneurs should go to www.lagosfashionanddeignweek.com and download application forms. All applications close on the 10th of August 2012.
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