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FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA ANNOUNCES NEW SHOW DATES !!!

 

 

 

The Fashions Finest Africa team would like to inform the entire public that the dates for the Epic Show have been moved. The Epic Show which was initially set to hold from Friday, May 25th to Sunday, May 27th 2018 will now hold on Friday, May 25th, Sunday, May 27th and Monday, May 28th 2018.All activities and events of the Epic Show remain the same except that the Saturday show has been moved to Sunday and that of Sunday to Monday.

 

In a bid to further help improve the Nigerian Fashion Industry, the FFA team decided to put together master classes to run for two days just before the Epic Show. The master class will run for two days Wednesday, May 23, 2018 and Thursday, May 24, 2018 at NEPC Training Facility, Road, Apapa, Lagos. The topic for the master class is ‘How to transform from boutique to Mass Production” and will be facilitated by Jennifer Sutton and Mabel Doe.

The Epic Show will kick off on Friday Morning, with a Fashion conference where those who matter in the fashion industry will take on panel sessions. The conference themed; “Increasing Nigeria’s participation in the Global Garment Production industry” has Her Excellency Hajia Aisha Abubakar, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment as the Guest of Honour while Mallam Ismaila Zakari(ICAN President) would be speaking at the conference.  Jennifer Sutton (Development Director, Fashion Enter/Capital Uk) who is the Headline conference speaker will be discussing the British fashion industry and how Fashion Enter now successfully produces up to 10,000 units a week in a fully compliant factory, and how their practices and approaches can be executed in the Nigerian Garment/fashion industry. Mabel Doe (Technical consultant/Fashion Technologist) who is an expert in her field would also be speaking at the conference. Our Panel session includes Mrs Funmi Ajila -Ladipo (FADAN PRESIDENT), Engr. Chris Oputa (CEO Studio 24), Ohimai Atafo (CEO Mai Atafo), Morin Obaweya (CEO Morin.O) and moderated by Lucky Idike Jr.

Then later in the day the prestigious Fashions Finest Africa Awards will take place. The essence of the awards is to celebrate those who have made a mark in the fashion industry.

All through the three days we will also play hosts to Exhibitors and our marketplace vendors giving the opportunity to fashion lovers to shop till they drop.

The Epic show will continue on Sunday and Monday with a Fashion show featuring Student designers, New and Emerging designers and established designers out of Africa.

After the Fashion show on Monday evening, the Epic Show will be closed with the Fashions Finest Africa Rave where everyone would hit the dance floor with fashion twist and have even more fun with Ace DJ Crowd Kontroller on the wheels of steel.

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NIVEA SPONSOR OF FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA.

NIVEA SPONSOR OF FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA.

We are excited to announce NIVEA as one of our Sponsors for Fashions Finest Africa Conference & Epic Show 2018. We appreciate the support NIVEA has given us and we see this as a huge step that will enable us to give a better and wider platform to the talented designers we will be showcasing and empowering for increased Nigerian participation in the global garment production industry. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship between both brands.

NIVEA will be putting on an exquisite show to end the Epic Show with an amazing celebrity designer.

Yetty Ogunnubi
Director
Fashions Finest Africa

About the brand

Nivea’s Invisible for Black & White is the first-of-its-kind in the deodorant category, providing care for the skin as well as clothes. With a unique formula, the Nivea Invisible for Black & White deodorant range provides all-day freshness leaving no yellow or white streaks on clothing.

It is essentially the No.1 deodorant for style! Fashion-conscious individuals will enjoy this unique deodorant as it enables users to maintain a stylish look without the added worry of unsightly stains on their apparel.

The Nivea Invisible for Black & White range helps boost confidence and foster individual expression and freedom. It is not just a skincare product, it promotes a Stainless lifestyle.

 

Statement from NIVEA

Given the unique connection the Nivea Invisible for Black and White deodorant range has with style, Nivea is proud to be a sponsor of Fashions Finest Africa.

FFA is one of the foremost fashion platforms in West Africa that brings together key players and elements in the African fashion industry. The event presents an opportunity for the brand to showcase its unique qualities while creating a memorable experience for attendees.

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FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA CONFERENCE | ***HEADLINE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT!**

FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA CONFERENCE

**HEADLINE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT!**.

Fashions Finest Africa (FFA) will hold the maiden edition of FFA Conference on Friday, 25th  May 2018, at the Balmoral Convention Center, Federal Palace Hotel.

The Conference which is the Opening Event of Fashions Finest Africa Conference and Epic Show 2018 has the theme: “Increasing Nigeria’s Participation in the Global Garment Production Industry”.

We are thrilled to announce Jennifer Sutton as the Headline Speaker at the FFA 2018 Conference. Jenni, as she’s popularly known, is the Development Director at Fashion Enter, the UK’s leading ethical garment manufacturer.

Jenni joined Fashion Enter in 2006 as a paid intern when Fashion Enter UK was incorporated and has seen the company grow and develop from a team of four employees to what it is today. As Development Director, Jenni is responsible for all new business strategic decisions and works across all functions of the business.

Fashion Enter’s 7,500 square foot Factory in North London manufactures 10,000 garments a week for leading retailers such as ASOS and David Nieper and incorporates a Fashion Studio for sampling and small production runs for London Fashion Week designers and new business start-ups. As Development Director Jenni plays an active role in the business support for new and emerging designers ensuring the next generation of fashion creatives receive the right guidance they need including; mentoring, seminars, workshops, advice and promotion via Fashion Enter’s sister company FashionCapital.co.uk – the UK’s portal for the industry. The site fully supports the fashion industry as a one-stop online resource with a dedicated team of journalists, mentors and industry experts to ensure users receive a unique and comprehensive insight into the world of fashion, manufacturing and business.

As the Headline speaker, Jenni Sutton will be discussing the British fashion industry and how Fashion Enter now successfully produces up to 10,000 units a week in a fully compliant factory, whilst offering accredited qualifications across the complete garment lifecycle for succession planning. She will also be explaining how their model can be replicated in Nigeria

The FFA 2018 Conference and Epic Show is a three-day event running from Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May 2018; it will be three days of nonstop fashion with a lot of development activities for those in the business of fashion and for lovers of fashion.

Following the conference on Friday Morning, in the evening there would be a prestigious Awards Ceremony to celebrate those who have made a mark in the fashion industry.

The fashion show will hold on Saturday and Sunday, featuring Student designers, New and Emerging designers and established designers out of Africa. In addition, FFA 2018 will also play hosts to a wide range of Exhibitors and marketplace vendors giving fashion lovers the opportunity to shop till they drop.

Event Statement from Jenni Sutton.

As the UK’s leading ethical garment manufacturer (SMETA and Fast Forward approved) aligned with a Fashion Technology Academy for technical skills training, Fashion Enter is delighted to be a guest speaker at the Fashions Finest Africa Conference and Epic Show. Development Director, Jenni Sutton will be discussing the British fashion industry and how Fashion Enter now successfully produces up to 10,000 units a week in a fully compliant factory, whilst offering accredited qualifications across the complete garment lifecycle for succession planning.  All these practices can be disseminated, and Fashion Enter is honoured to be discussing their business model in Nigeria at this esteemed event. 

 

Thank you 

Jenni 

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FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA INTRODUCES THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS FASHION AWARDS IN AFRICA

Fashions Finest Africa would be holding the first and most prestigious fashion awards in Nigeria. The essence of the awards is to celebrate those who have made an impact and an indelible mark within the fashion industry.

Over time a lot of people have changed and contributed to the Nigerian and African fashion industry in many ways and the impact they make or have made have not always been well recognised or fully appreciated. Fashions Finest Africa intends to change this, which is why we have decided to debut the Fashions Finest Africa Awards.

Nominations open 26th January and ends on the 26th March 2018, so lovers of fashion should visit our website www.fashionsfinestafrica.com/awards to nominate those they deem fit and worthy to be nominated for a prestigious Fashions Finest Award.

There are a total of 22 categories that cover the whole spectrum of the fashion industry. The winners of most of the awards would be decided upon by a panel of industry judges, however we have 5 categories that would be open to public voting and these are; Male model of the year, Female model of the year, Fashion Icon of the year, Fashion blogger of the year and Fashion influencer of the year.

The Fashions Finest Awards will surely be one of the most coveted awards within the fashion industry and the event will be an extremely glamorous red carpet affair and as such we suggest that you get your black tie and designer dress ready for the awards of the year.

Fashions Finest Africa Awards 2018 is set to take place at The Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on the 25th May 2018.

CATEGORIES

  1. Designer of the year
  2. Emerging designer of the year
  3. Men’s wear designer of the year
  4. Women’s wear designer of the year
  5. Young Designer of the year
  6. Makeup Artist of the year
  7. Stylist of the year
  8. Male model of the year
  9. Female model of the year
  10. Fashion show of the year
  11. Outstanding contribution to Nigerian  Fashion award
  12. Accessories designer of the year
  13.  Fashion Retail Store of the year
  14. Fashion Icon of the year
  15. Creative of the year
  16. Shoe designer of the year
  17. Bag designer of the year
  18. Fashion photographer of the year
  19. Fashion Magazine of the year
  20. Indigenous fabric maker of the year
  21. Fashion blogger of the year
  22. Fashion influencer of the year.

VOTE HERE

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The Epic Show would be a three-day event running from Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May 2018; it will be three days of nonstop fashion with a lot of activities for those in the business of fashion and for lovers of fashion.

The fashion extravaganza will kick off on Friday at noon with a Fashion conference where those who matter in the fashion industry will take on panel sessions. We will also play host to Exhibitors and our marketplace vendors, giving the opportunity to fashion lovers to shop till they drop. The fashion show will continue Saturday and Sunday featuring Student designers, New and Emerging designers and established designers out of Africa.
Fashions Finest Africa EPIC Show 2018 is set to take place at The Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos from the 25th to 27th May 2018.
For further information please contact yetty@fashionsfinestafrica.com or info@fashionsfinestafrica.com

The African Fashion industry is about to take a new turn as the multi-award winning event management Company and online fashion magazine, Fashions Finest expands to Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

Fashions Finest Africa is produced by Mahogany International, YD Agency in partnership with Fashions Finest UK.