Time to talk fashion as Lagos fashion week takes centrestage

All is now set for the 2016 Lagos Fashion and Design Week which has been slated to come up from October 26 to 29 in Lagos.

The 2016 edition of the annual fashion week tagged ‘Connecting The Dots’ will feature more retail experience, which will provide a great opportunity for visitors to engage directly with designers.
Founder of Lagos Fashion & Design Week and Style House Files Omoyemi Akerele said it was important for designers to sell products in the end, adding that the fashion week was “looking beyond fashion to exploring other ways to make the business profitable and of good quality.

The 2015 edition featured a remarkable list of designers, including Orange Culture, Mai Atafo, Meena, Lanre Da Silva- Ajayi, Grey, Iconic Invanity, Bridget Awosika, Iamisigo and the LFDW Top 16 Fashion Focus Finalists amongst others. This year, the event promises to be even bigger and better as top models and fashion players are billed to be a part of the celebration.

Now in the 6th year, LFDW remains dedicated to the growth and promotion of creatives in the industry by nurturing, fine tuning, rewarding their skills and providing them with a solid platform for achieving their goals.

“At the heart of the Lagos Fashion and Design Week platform is the fundamental vision to position Lagos as a global destination for Africa’s finest fashion design talents. Through LFDW, they present their collections, grow their fashion businesses and contribute to the sustainability of Nigeria’s Creative Economy” Omoyemi said at the media parley to herald the event.

Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) is a multiday fashion event platform that aims to drive the Nigerian and ultimately, the African fashion industry; by bringing together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of African designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria.

As a leading fashion event on the African fashion calendar, LFDW leads the way with initiatives that supports, strengthens and develops the fashion industry. Beyond the runway, the annual event provides a physical platform that’s gradually repositioning fashion as a useful tool for commerce and creativity in Nigeria.

Some of the main features of the LFDW are Runway Shows and Presentations, LFDW Showrooms featuring fashion products, textiles and accessories. Others are Fashion Focus supported by LFDW Fashion Hub – this is a workshops and master classes that facilitate knowledge transfer, information exchange and networking opportunities across board.

And of course, the Fashion Business Series which facilitate conversations with key players from the Nigerian and Pan African fashion industry and offers a robust platform for exchanging ideas, networking and developing the fashion industry


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