This years 3rd edition of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria extravaganza is a salute to creativity and uniqueness. Africa Fashion Week Nigeria a social enterprise that provides a platform to help promote Nigerian and brands through worldwide visibility and distribution and manufacturing. We focus on empowerment, creating jobs and supporting education and skills training in fashion.
The first edition launched in May 2014, was created by Ronke Ademiluyi, also the founder of Africa Fashion Week London and her Team. The core mission of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is empowerment through fashion, to create jobs through fashion, to support education in fashion and develop skills training and capacity development in the fashion industry. To see fashion in Nigeria grow and be recognized as a multi-million pound industry as it is in the UK, We hope that it contributes to GDP like in the UK where fashion is a million pond industry. The core aim is providing visibility platforms for new talent, who would otherwise not have the means to gather attention and awareness on their own.
Africa Fashion Week Nigeria’s platform allow the global audience to see what Nigerian and African Fashion is all about, and then they can contribute to its growth as we believe that for creativity to grow there needs to be a platform that supports and contributes to its growth.
Africa Fashion Week Nigeria have plans to open a fashion hub in Nigeria, to host student workshops, provide internships, scholarships and short coursework to develop talent and also help designers produce their fashion collection and build their own design business.
Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 will include 5 catwalk shows, 50 designers, a fashion gala and awards night and panel discussions aimed at promoting Nigeria as a fashion production hub.
Event Time & Date: 01 /07/2016 – 03/07/2016
Venue details: The Eko Hotel and Suites | 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria | Lagos 100001 Nigeria
Organiser: Africa Fashion Week Nigeria
Event cost: FREE and open to all, but some shows are are ticketed.