Saturday Fashion News Roundup! ‘Nigeria’s Next Top Designer’ Announced, African Textiles On Display At Indianapolis Museum Of Art, Lizzy Okpo Styles Solange Knowles For Brooklyn Magazine Cover

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New Show, ‘Nigeria’s Next Top Designer’ Announced As Africa Searches For Talent
Nigeria’s Next Top Designer is an initiative of Africa Fashion Week London and EbonyWorths, a leading model management, profile styling, event planning outfit for emerging talents in the modeling and fashion industry.

It is a talent hunt show, aimed at promoting African inspired designs from Nigeria and fostering the promotion and development of aspiring Nigerian designers on the world stage, showcasing the richness of the Nigerian fashion Culture and fabrics.

The project will provide overall management for the distinguished designers; help them develop their skills through our various workshops and training sessions.

The winner gets an all expense paid trip to UK for the African Fashion Week London AFWL 2014, goes home with a cash prize, equipment and a workshop and showroom space at the AFWL concession store for one year.
For more information please visit:

Nigerian Ceremonial Tunic And More African Textiles On Display At Indianapolis Museum Of Art
The new exhibition ‘Majestic African Textiles’ presents an array of aristocratic performance and ritual clothing of Africa  is going on at the famous encyclopedic art museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, US.

‘Majestic African Textiles’ the exhibition includes 60 pieces, richly patterned and elaborately decorate textiles from North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. The exhibition offers superb presentation of woven arts of the diverse African textile producing cultures of Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and South Africa.

There’s a Nigerian ceremonial tunic made of panels of imported velvet and wool bedecked with beaded patterns including crowns, medals, faux epaulets, flowers and the faces of Yoruba ancestors.
The exhibition will be on view from 3 May 2013.
For more information please visit: majestic-african-textiles

Nigerian American Stylist And Designer, Lizzy Okpo, Styles Solange Knowles For Brooklyn Magazine Cover
Between her work as a singer and DJ and modeling the latest fashions, Solange Knowles is a multitasking maven. And according to an interview in Brooklyn Magazine for the June/July Issue, she may have motherhood to thank for honing her DIA (do-it-all) ethos.

Solange Knowles On The Cover Of Brooklyn Magazine Lizzy Okpo

For the interview she was styled by Lizzy Okpo, designer and stylist with Nigerian origins. Lizzy Okpo is one of the dynamic duo behind lauded womenswear label, William Okpo.

Check out the interview here



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