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Yetty Ogunnubi wins PRIDE OF AFRICA Award at the PFW Africa Awards 2018

I have always believed in my work speaking for me. My idea of work is that you do all you need to do under the radar and then the work itself would speak and others would commend.

So on Sunday, which was a special day anyway because it was also my birthday. I got the biggest surprise of my life!!! It was an award, a special one at that and one that I greatly appreciate. It just says in a little word-appreciation. There’s nothing like being appreciated for one’s contributions and efforts.

Thank you to Plussize Fashion Week Africa Organizers @pfwafrica And I know that this is just one of very many to come. We ain’t gonna rest on our oars and we and the brands that we have in the family, are going to the next level together!!! The award is dedicated to all the brands we have worked for and most especially to…… *this award is dedicated to all the brands we have worked for and most especially to YD Agency Team @ydagency Let’s take it to the next level…

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PFWAFRICA x PID | AFRICA NEXT PLUSSIZE MODEL

PFWAFRICA x PID

| AFRICA NEXT PLUSSIZE MODEL

We are so excited to announce our collaboration with Plus is Diverse a UK based Campaign empowering women and changing the perception of beauty in diversity.

The Plus Is Diverse Models are elated to be walking on the runway for Plussize Fashion Week Africa for the 2nd time. To be a part of something that is once again breaking boundaries in the plus size Fashion industry is amazing.

Fashion is at the forefront of the world… and this includes African fashion!

PlusSize Fashion Week Africa is an amazing platform for showcasing the fashion from this part of the world and more. What’s great about it, is that it will show different standards of beauty and fashion, which is inclusive of plus size women of all ethnic backgrounds.

The Plus Is Diverse Campaign celebrates representation of plus size women from different ethnic groups and are very honoured to be a part of such a great event. This will pave the way for many to see the fashion standards of Africa.

Women are all different shapes, sizes and races, they always have been, and always will be. Plusssize Fashion Week Africa will raise the bar in showing plus-size models and high fashion plus-size clothing in Africa.

– Olakemi
#PlusIsDiverse

Africa Next Plussize Model is here again for the second season.

Come watch on the 3rd & 4th November 2018.

And support your favourite plus size model to win the title of #AfricaNextPlussizeModel 2018.


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TITBITS FROM PLUSSIZE FASHION WEEK AFRICA 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE

TITBITS FROM PLUSSIZE FASHION WEEK AFRICA 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE

The PlusSize Fashion Week Africa is drawing near and all hands are on deck to make this year’s edition bigger and better. The maiden edition of the PlusSize Fashion Week Africa took place on Saturday, September 2, 2017 and it was an exciting day for the PlusSize community all over Africa.

The press conference started with an opening prayer. Then clips from past events put together by the PFWAFRICA team was highlighted including last year’s edition. After which Yetty Ogunnubi (YD Agency) who was the host of the conference began by introducing the organizers of the PlusSize Fashion Week Africa.

The founder of PFWAFRICA, Temi Aboderin-Alao spoke about the journey so far, her vision for the event in subsequent years, the inspiration behind the theme #beautifullyme. she also encapsulated and did a breakdown of what to expect this year, such as Exhibition, Red carpet, Runway, Music, the final lap of the #AfricaNextPlussizeModel competition and more.

The members of the panel at the press conference included Founder of PFWA Temi Aboderin-Alao, Yetty Ogunnubi (Head Publicist and CEO. YD Agency), Olubukola Akanbi (PFWAFRICA Project Coordinator), Dumebi Agbakoba (Award Winning Chef), Feyi Luther (Chef), Immaculate Dache (Music Ariste/influencer), Nkechi Blessing (Actress), Monalisa Stephen(Actress), Mor Okonkwo (Music Artiste), Nancy Hustle and Modavi Couture boss.

The Managing Director, Mr Wilson Alao spoke about the rationale behind the#AfricaNextPlussizeModel modelling competition, the process of model casting and their training.  The project coordinator Miss Olubukola Akanbi talked about being part of the plus size movement.

The PFWAFRICA Influencers who were present also talked about how happy they are to be part of the show and how the message #beautifullyme needs to be preached to women of all sizes.

This year’s edition of PlusSize Fashion Week Africa is set to hold on Saturday, November 3, 2018, and Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Main Banquet Hall, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The activities include, Runway shows, Exhibitions, a Masterclass themed “Glow up and Flawless” and a Fashion Gala night where awards will be given to those who have contributed to the PlusSize community in Africa.

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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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FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA EPIC SHOW SET TO BLOW YOUR MINDS IN MAY!

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FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA EPIC SHOW SET TO BLOW YOUR MINDS IN MAY!

Fashions Finest Africa debuted in Nigeria on Sunday 27th August, 2017 at The Guest House Ikoyi, Lagos, it was tagged Renaissance and it featured four amazing emerging designers SGTC Clothing, 1407, Sally Bawa and Nkadz. The fashion show was talked about for weeks in the fashion sphere as it surpassed all expectations.

The Fashions Finest team is here again with The EPIC Show which is bigger, better and more packed.
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 non stop 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 hosts to Exhibitors and our marketplace vendors giving the opportunity to fashion lovers to shop till you drop. The fashion show will continue on 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. Nigeria.

APPLICATIONS OPENS FOR FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA
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 set to be a platform that assembles the very best fashion industry talents out of Africa so as to expose and showcase their craft, creativity and uniqueness. We believe that the very best talents in Africa are still untapped and undiscovered, so we are bringing Fashions Finest to Africa to bridge that gap. We won’t only be paying attention to just the fashion designers but the entire fashion industry will be our forte. Photographers, Make-up Artists, Hairstylists, Fashion Stylists and models with potential and talent will be under our tutelage, as we would also have them trained and mentored by experienced and established industry professionals.

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

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Fashions Finest AW18 During London Fashion Week

Closing Date For Initial Applications 30 November 2017.

APPLY TODAY: If you are interested in showing a small to medium collection, exhibiting in our popup or advertising in our printed and digital magazine, get in touch.

For more information and to discuss your requirements with the team you can email info@fashionsfinest.com

SS18 Designers
Britain’s Top Designer is a cutting edge fashion designer competition hosted by Fashions Finest which takes place every February during London Fashion Week that aims to find the best emerging designer in the UK.

Britain’s Top Designer is an extremely prestigious designer competition and is a first of its kind with top industry judges such as head judge Bernard Connolly – celebrity stylist, Nicky Johnstone celebrity photographer & judge on BNTM.

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SGTC CLOTHING AT ONE

Sgtc Clothing (@sgtcclothing)is a contemporary Afrocentric, ready-to-wear fashion brand that celebrates women of all shapes and sizes.
With over 120 designs under our belt, Our journey has been that of intense hard work and firm consistency. From a little tribe to building a culture of presenting our African prints especially Ankara in a unique way hundreds of people globally want to be a part of.
It’s been a fantastic One Year of creating quality and Uber stylish pieces. We would like you to join us as we celebrate our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. We would be unveiling our new designs and giving back to our Clients and other Attendees too.
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Venue – @ninezerodegrees Lounge and Restaurant
Time –
1pm Sales and Giveaway Party
3pm – Red Carpet
4pm – Runway Show
Date – 5th of November,2017
For more Information please go to @sgtcclothing or Email ydagency@yettyd.com
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Fashion Video Credit
Script – @style_territory
Soundtrack – @cmartmart
Voice – @style_territory
Styling, Creative and Art Direction-@style_territory
Makeup – @bfsartistry
Shot by – @lucas_ried
Models – @style_territory
                @darkskinnedfemale
                @mel_devidal
All in @sgtcclothing pieces.
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THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING  FASHIONS FINEST RENAISSANCE

Thank you for attending

FASHIONS FINEST RENAISSANCE

August 27th will be remembered as the day when a group of Fashion Creatives started a new movement in the course of bringing a fresh new idea to the fashion scene in Nigeria and support those who aspire to make an impact in the fashion industry. The theme of the day centred around “Miami Vice X Tropical”  sees four emerging designers showcase their capsule collection at the beautiful The Guest House Ikoyi.

The first edition of Fashions Finest Africa – Renaissance has come and gone and the event has been getting great reviews.

The entire Fashions Finest Africa team would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made the event successful. It is the vision of the team to help young upcoming fashion creatives showcase their talent and creativity.
The event kicked off with an exhibition which lasted all through the day, the exhibitors cut across fashion retailers, furniture stores and fashion designers.

The Masterclass session with topic “Creativity in the business of Fashion” started the event proper. The panel session was moderated by Yetty Ogunnubi and the panellists included Teni Oluwo of Style Territory (Fashion Stylist and Brand Manager), Godson Ukaegbu (Editor-In- Chief Stylemania Magazine), and Mary-Jane Ohobu (General Manager Zaron Cosmetics).
SGTC CLOTHING                                                   1407 STYL
NKADZ                                                  SALLY BAWA
RUNWAY IMAGES
There were two musical performances by fast rising music act Genuizz, then the amazing designers graced the runway with their unique design, the designers that showcased were SGTC Clothing, 1407, Nkadz and Sally Bawa.

We thank everyone for honouring our invitation, supporting us and coming to cheer us for this first ever edition.

We now begin the planning for the next edition of Fashions Finest – Renaissance which is set to take place 3rd of December and hope you will join us again.

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CREDITS
Photographer- @insignaonline
Makeup- @Zaroncosmetics
Hairstylist – @zubbydefinition
Models by – @mahogany_models
Stylists – @thestyleinfidel @madam.kofo @mayreejay
Designers – 1407 Styl, SGTC Clothing, Nkadz and Sally bawa
Lights- @yemilight
Stage- @fuertehands
Official Venue- @theguesthouse
Official DJ- @crowdkontroller
Official chair Partners – @glitzeventcentre and @cozy_concept
Decor Partner- @maverickdecorng
Strategic Partner- @360creativehub
Security Partner- @augusteyesecure
Production and Events Company- @Mahoganyinternational
Publicist @ydagency
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Thank You For Attending Fashions Finest Africa Renaissance

Thank you for attending

FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA- RENAISSANCE

August 27th will be remembered as the day when a group of Fashion Creatives started a new movement in the course of bringing a fresh new idea to the fashion scene in Nigeria and support those who aspire to make an impact in the fashion industry. The theme of the day centred around “Miami Vice X Tropical”  sees four emerging designers showcase their capsule collection at the beautiful The Guest House Ikoyi.

The first edition of Fashions Finest Africa – Renaissance has come and gone and the event has been getting great reviews.

The entire Fashions Finest Africa team would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made the event successful. It is the vision of the team to help young upcoming fashion creatives showcase their talent and creativity.
The event kicked off with an exhibition which lasted all through the day, the exhibitors cut across fashion retailers, furniture stores and fashion designers.

The Masterclass session with topic “Creativity in the business of Fashion” started the event properly. The panel session was moderated by Yetty Ogunnubi and the panellists included Teni Oluwo of Style Territory (Fashion Stylist and Brand Manager), Godson Ukaegbu (Editor-In-Chief Stylemania Magazine), and Mary-Jane Ohobu (General Manager Zaron Cosmetics).
SGTC CLOTHING                                                   1407 STYL
NKADZ                                                  SALLY BAWA
RUNWAY IMAGES
There were two musical performances by fast-rising music act Genuizz, then the amazing designers graced the runway with their unique design, the designers that showcased were SGTC Clothing, 1407, Nkadz and Sally Bawa.

We thank everyone for honouring our invitation, supporting us and coming to cheer us for this first ever edition.

We now begin the planning for the main edition of Fashions Finest – EPIC SHOW which is set to take place 25th – 27th of May 2018 and hope you will join us again.

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CREDITS
Photographer- @insignaonline
Makeup- @Zaroncosmetics
Hairstylist – @zubbydefinition
Models by – @mahogany_models
Stylists – @thestyleinfidel @madam.kofo @mayreejay
Designers – 1407 Styl, SGTC Clothing, Nkadz and Sally bawa
Lights- @yemilight
Stage- @fuertehands
Official Venue- @theguesthouse
Official DJ- @crowdkontroller
Official chair Partners – @glitzeventcentre and @cozy_concept
Decor Partner- @maverickdecorng
Strategic Partner- @360creativehub
Security Partner- @augusteyesecure
Production and Events Company- @Mahoganyinternational
Publicist @ydagency
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Meet our first four designers Showcasing at Plus-size Fashion Week Africa

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PLUS SIZE FASHION WEEK AFRICA DESIGNERS

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Curve the plus size is a Nigerian brand birthed to appreciate and celebrate the curvy woman. Curvy/plus size women usually find shopping their clothes size difficult especially in trending, sexy and stylish outfits limiting to normal and boring looking clothes, hence the establishment of CURVE The plus size store. The brand caters for all things plus size ranging from formal wears to casuals, sportswear, foot wears, bags, shape wears, lingerie, sleep wears etc.
Agatha Moreno is a British-Nigerian ready-to-wear fashion brand, founded by Agatha Otene Moreno in 2015.The casual everyday collection for the brand is PJJD by Agatha Moreno and the high-end luxury collection known simply as Agatha Moreno produces a line of luxury female wear, official outfits, evening gowns, maxi dresses, menswear and much more.
Luvita Creations was founded by Lovelyn Ita in 2016. Ever since they hit the Nigerian fashion industry they’ve awed everyone with their unique designs and patterns, the brand has swiftly become known for its ability to combine African prints and western fabrics to make a perfect blend of stylish clothes for the modern African woman.
NIIFFE was started in 2010 solely as a bespoke brand catering mainly for weddings and special events (majorly red carpets), they then launched in their RTW arm in 2012 with the sole aim of providing the opportunity for people to be adequately represented through their fashion sense and style. It has always been their belief that clothes should be made to fit our bodies and not the other way round and as a result, their designs are magnificent, mysterious, fresh, radiant, elegant with and intensive that you will find desirable.
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ABOUT THE EVENT 

Opening in Lagos for the first time is the only fashion runway show ever dedicated to Plus Size Models and Apparels. In the light of realities, this will be the first TRULY AFRICAN fashion runway show! African culture celebrates the healthy looking plus sized woman. She is the everyday woman in the African Office, Shop, Marketplace and on the streets.

Western Fashion Trends has tended to alienate the plus sized African woman, almost to the point of stigmatising her body size. This fact has tended to question the integrity of conventional African Fashion runways with ‘zero’ sized models strutting the runways being viewed by audiences, 85% of whom are plus sized! This tended to create a divide, between the audience and the fashion show.

To Bridge this gap and put the real needs of the average African woman on the runway, the  Plussize Fashion Week is finally born, thus bringing an African Fashion Feel to an African Audience.

The Plussize Fashion Week is poised to celebrate the African Woman’s Body, while not excluding zero sized and other sized models and apparels as well. It also not a female exclusive fashion show, male apparels and models are also to be showcased.

Plussize Fashion Week is endorsed by FADAN

 

ABOUT THE ORGANISERS

Plus-size Fashion Week (PFW®) is powered by, SR Capital EM Limited UK registered organisation and supported by an upcoming UK based fashion agency, Shiloh Abraham.

Plus-size Fashion Week (PFW®) is produced by MAHOGANY Events, a wide reaching events management company in terms of coverage spectrum. The company has an extensive background in the production of fashion related events and a strong and effective mix of proven Fashion industry event experience. Sola Oyebade, CEO MAHOGANY Events, Creative Director of Plus-size Fashion Week (PFW®) has over 20 years of experience in fashion event production and is frequently called upon for expert quotes related to the fashion industry.

The Plus-size Fashion Week PR is managed by YD Agency. Piloted by Yetty (Yetunde) Ogunnubi, a London Trained Public Relations and New Media expert, YD Agency has managed PR for some frontline fashion events in Nigeria. The company also manages PR for some frontline brands, corporate bodies and organisation.

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