Omoyemi Akerele, Mai Atafo, Adebola Williams, Elizabeth Osho, More At #HLFDW17 Press Cocktail! Photos

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From the 25th – 28th October 2017 at Eko Atlantic, Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week will galvanize the entire African continent to be the global locus for creativity and commerce from Lagos, Nigeria as it returns for its 7th edition with Heineken as the headline sponsor.

Connecting with over 20 million Pan-African insiders, tents will open to Runway Shows, Fashion Business Series, Fashion Focus Talks, and the #HLFDW After Party. This year’s events will feature an exciting four-day line up. Themed “Africa: Shaping Fashion’s Future”, #HLFDW2017 will welcome various talents from across Africa.

The event was formally announced to the press at a cocktail held at Heineken House on the 13th of October 2017. Speaking at the cocktail were: Omoyemi Akerele – Founder Style House Files & Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week (#HFLDW), Franco Maria Maggi – Marketing Director, Nigerian Breweries, #HLFDW, Imade Eduso – Designer& Fashion Focus Alumni, Morenikeji Akinsola– Project Manager, Human Capital Development Centre and Tobi Idowu – Project Manager, Lagos Fashion and Design Week and Style House Files.

Present at the press cocktail was Mai Atafo, Adebola Williams, Adebayo Lawal, Denola Grey, Elizabeth Osho, Noble Igwe, Danjuma Carter, Akin Faminu, Nowe Isibor, Taje Prest, and a host of others.

A welcome addition to this years #HLFDW events will be the experience tent which will play host to Fashion Focus talks with influencers and tastemakers, an interactive Heineken bar and the bloggers lounge curated by The Assembly in collaboration with Newton & David. The bloggers lounge will be a networking hub as well as the perfect spot for bloggers to wine down or work before the evening shows. Access is strictly by invitation.

#HLFDW Line-Up


  • Runway Shows: 25th-28th October, 2017
  • Fashion Business Series: 26thOctober, 2017

●      Fashion Focus Talks: 27th – 28th October, 2017


See more photos from the event


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Mai Atafo

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Noble Igwe

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Adebayo Lawal

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Denola grey

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Adebola Williams

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Elizabeth Osho

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Nowe Isibor

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Akin Faminu

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Deola Adebiyi

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Tobi Idowu

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Aderinola Odugbesan- Thomas

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Noble Ezeala

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Oge Modebelu

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Uzo Ukegbu

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Angel Obasi

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Morenikeji Akinsola and Omoyemi Akerele

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Jane Micheal Ekanem

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