Lagos Fashion And Design Week 2016 Kicks Off
It’s yet another fashion season as the annual Lagos Fashion And Design Week (LFDW), takes place in Lagos.
The show is a multi-day fashion event platform that aims to drive the Nigerian and ultimately, the African fashion industry., Kicked off on
The event kicked off on Wednesday, October 26 and runs till Saturday, October 29, 2016.
Taking place at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos, the show is set to bring together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of African designers in Lagos, Nigeria.
Although a runway event, it does not just see models strutting the runway but also provides a physical platform that has gradually re-positioned fashion as a useful tool for commerce and creativity in Nigeria.
The show which is sponsored by Heineken, has a unique line-up of Nigerian and African designers such as Mai Atafo, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Sisiano, Titi Bello, and Kinabuti among others, displaying their wears.
Award winning mobile money platform, Fets, has also announced its partnership, in which it is serving as the primary payment processing partner for the event.
Beyond visual appeal, giving insight on the economic value of fashion, the Managing Director, Mrs Omotade Odunowo said: “The fashion industry in Nigeria has its own economy with a list of players in the value chain.
“From the fabric sellers to the pattern cutters, tailors, detailed designers, distributors and so on,” she explained.
Activities scheduled to take place include:
LFDW Runway Shows and Presentations featuring new season collections from designers in the African fashion industry
LFDW Showrooms featuring fashion products, textiles and accessories
Fashion Focus supported by LFDW Fashion Hub – workshops and master classes that facilitate knowledge transfer, information exchange and networking opportunities across board
Fashion Business Series to facilitate conversations with key players from the Nigerian and Pan African fashion industry as a useful tool for exchanging ideas, networking and developing the fashion industry.