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MEET THE SPEAKERS – LLF DAY ONE

LLF DIGITAL CONVERSATIONS & TALKS | MEET OUR SPEAKERS: DAY ONE


The Lagos Leather fair is happy to re-introduce our speakers for Day One of this year’s edition.
 
Speaking on the future of the leather industry and some of its most challenging factors, our team of industry experts and thought leaders will be navigating us through the solutions and recommendations for the ‘nation’s next gold mine’.


Adetoun Ajeigbe is the Founder and Creative Director of Joel Lani. She is also a well-trained fashion designer with a passion for creating stylish and functional products. After Fashion Design and Manufacturing training at London College of Fashion, she studied Management and Information Systems at Middlesex University and Information Technology at Cranfield University to explore the corporate world.
In 2004, she decided to pursue her creative aspirations and make things of lasting value so she trained with a renowned leather accessory designer and tutor in London and then went on to FIT New York. Living in New York, a global fashion city gave her the exposure she needed and she’s never looked back since.
She was born in London and raised in both Nigeria and the UK. The bags have been influenced by her African heritage, life experiences, nature, as well as architectural designs.
She has a strong passion for community development and social responsibility.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Adetoun will be moderating a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed?
 

Toyin Adeniji is the Executive Director, Micro Entreprises at the Bank of Industry where she leads the implementation of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP). She also oversees the execution of tailored solutions to micro-enterprises along value chains, economic clusters and other initiatives such as BOI’s involvement in the Alethia IDF fund. Her experience spans over 28 years in various organizations including the International Finance Corporation (IFC) where she led the IFC’s Women in Business program.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Toyin will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed?Wilson Erumebor is a senior economist at The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) who currently leads the preparation of NESG’s Macroeconomic Outlook and anchors the Technical Subcommittee. Wilson has also consulted for DFID’s Policy Development Facility II. Amongst other things, he has delivered keynote speeches at the World Bank Stakeholders Session on Education; Basic Education Africa Forum on Education, and Next Generation Summit on Youth Development.

He is a research, policy advocacy and economic development expert. His research interests cover macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policies, industry research and public policy. Wilson has over a decade of experience working with organizations that focus on economic and social research, industry research policy advocacy, consulting and credit ratings.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Wilson will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed? Adeyinka Abimbola is a Value Chain Advisor at The Nigeria Competitiveness project (NICOP), GIZ. He is a multidisciplinary professional with 8 years of multi-sectoral work experience spanning international developmental programs including healthcare, advocacy & private sector development, agro-commodities, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) across North and South West Nigeria. He is also a practitioner of the market systems approach in private sector development, with a proven track record of delivering social, economic, and business-specific bottom-line results. 

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Adeyinka will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed?Femi Olayebi is Chief Creative Director of FemiHandbags, a luxury line of leather handbags and accessories, and the founder of My World of Bags (its parent company) which produces corporate goods for a vast array of organizations across the continent. Femi is the founder and convener of the Lagos Leather Fair, which was designed to promote Nigerian leather designers, bring together the major players along the leather value chain, and attempt to change the narrative within the industry and challenge the wider Made-in-Africa narrative.

In 2008, she became one of the first 25 recipients to be awarded the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Scholarship; she would later go on to participate in her first international, stand-alone show, Pure London, in 2009, where she FemiHandbags made its debut. Since then, her products have been stocked by retail stores in Paris, New York, London and Lagos. In May 2012, her business was made a case study at the Lagos Business School, and by August the following year, she was one of the four company CEOs selected by the Bank of Industry to attend the Brazil-Nigeria Business Forum in Rio de Janeiro. In 2017, she founded and launched the Lagos Leather Fair, a solely private initiative and the first of its kind in Nigeria.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Femi will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed? Register Here15-MINUTE MASTERCLASSES: LIVE ON YOUTUBESequel to a power-packed introductory panel session, at 2 PM, we will be joining Baboa Tachie-Menson (Founder Balm Labs) in a YouTube live class where we learn the synergy between fashion and technology and its importance, especially in this age of physical distancing and increased virtual experiences.

Following the necessity of having a USP (Unique Selling Point) in business, Creative Director, Nichole by Haguanna, Aisha Ugah will be sharing ways of building an iconic brand identity through leather colouring, live on YouTube at 6 PM.
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5 Ways You can support local businesses during Covid-19

Over the last couple of months COVID-19’s impact in the economy has become major and we are in dire need to make sure we help small businesses around us to cope at this time. We all have a role to play to making sure this current pandemic doesn’t do too much damage.

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

At YD Agency we’ve put together some suggestions of ways we all can help our local businesses.

We hope you can take some nuggets from our lists as we are going to do now. We are offering 15% OFF our on all our services for the next few weeks. We hope you can take advantage of the discount we are offering as more than ever you do need our services to making sure your business gets the visibility it needs.

Contact us today at ydagency@yettyd.com

We hope we brought smiles 😁 to your faces. 💃🏽🎉 We are all in this together!

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PLUSSIZE FASHION WEEK AFRICA 2018 DAZZLES ALL COMERS

PLUSSIZE FASHION WEEK AFRICA 2018 DAZZLES ALL COMERS 

The 2nd edition of the most anticipated fashion week in Nigeria, the PlusSize Fashion Week Africa held last month at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Lekki-Ajah Road and the accolades, the applauds have not stopped since. As expected, it fulfilled every yardsticks of expectations and more. The drama, the fashion and style, the red carpet, the fun, the wonderful exhibition, the sumptuously shaped and bodacious models, the awesome guests, who all came having their best foot forward, the whole package as a whole was amazing. It was 2 days of exceptional fun and fashion and we can’t thank everyone enough!!!!

Just imagine that already, the demand for the next edition is already overwhelming!!!!

This year’s edition themed #beautifullyme was basically aimed at helping plus-sized ladies love themselves more and aim to be the best regardless of what anyone says.
Day 1 of the Fashion weekend kicked off with amazing exhibitors like, Bunaj Stitches, Flow Glow Fashion, Scentiment NG, Mein Store, Sharleen Tlou, Hair by Anney, Okis Signature and many more showcasing their wares and later in the day amazing designers like, JP Kingdom, Modavi, Sharleen Tlou, Perlicious, Fashion by Monalisa Stephen, Areke by Juliet, Agatha Moreno, SGTC, O’Sanders, Okis Signature and Ashanti had their exquisite designs modelled across the runway by the Golden Curvy models.

Day 2 continued with our exhibitors as well as a master class themed “Glow up and Flawless” where established and intelligent women like, Omilola Oshikoya, Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi, Dumebi Agbakoba, Moremi Elekwachi, Gbemisola Adebayo, Aderonke Eno Adefalujo, Obis Ora, Glory Edozien, Olubukola Akanbi, Titilola Akinkugbe, Chisom Ogbummuo, Olakemi Obi and Temi George Taylor discussed the topics ‘The Courage to Start your Business or excel in your industry’ as well as ‘the courage to start loving yourself’.

 

Later in the day, the gala night began with even more talented designers like Scarlet and Jo, Morin.O, Von Ray Design and Ejiro Amos Tafiri gracing the runway. After which the winner of Africa Next PlusSize Model (ANPM) competition was announced. Abara Nita Ijenna, being the winner of the competition got herself an international modelling contract. The PFWA influencers also walked the runway in their beautifully sequenced pieces by JP Kouture..

Special recognition awards were also presented to Eniola Badmus (Pride of Africa, Best Actress), Yetunde Ogunnubi, AKA Yetty D. CEO of YD Agency(Pride of Africa, PR Guru) and Olakemi Obi (Pride of Africa, Fast Rising International Model).

The PlusSize Fashion Week Africa is the brainchild of, Temi Aboderin-Alao who is also the founder of JP Kouture and also the founder of Nigeria’s first and foremost Plus size modelling agency, Golden Curvy.

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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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PLUS SIZE FASHION WEEK AFRICA 2018 IS ALMOST HERE, ARE YOU READY?

We are excited to announce

PLUSSIZE FASHION WEEK AFRICA
IS BACK!!

Plussize Fashion Week Africa is back, this time it promises to be bigger, better and more exciting. Following the success of the maiden edition of the fashion show dedicated to celebrating the plus sized African woman, the planning towards the second edition is in full gear.

This year’s edition 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 this year has already begun with the search for Africa’s Next Plus-size Model (ANPM), where the participants will grace the stage at the PFWAFRICA and the winner will get international modelling exposure.
This year’s modelling competition will only be open to the models under the Golden Curvy modelling agency as it is the number 1 plussize modelling agency in Nigeria, and this guarantees that the models will be well trained by the best and of high standard. We will also ensure that this year’s participants have parental consent to travel and model if they do win.

There would be exhibitions running for the two days where designers and retailers will display their wares for the hundreds of people that will attend from all over the world. Emerging and established designers will also be bringing their A—game to the PFWAFRICA runway to showcase their creativity and diversity.
On the Finale day, we will be launching and having the maiden edition of our Masterclasscalled “Glow up and Flawless”.  This year masterclass will see plus-sized ladies being taught about mental well being, body positivity and self-confidence. The finale day will close with The Fashion Gala Night which is set to be an exclusive event where awards will be given to those who have contributed immensely in Plussize industry in Africa.

This year’s Plussize Fashion Week Africa is themed #BeautifullyMe and it as all about self-awareness.

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On the inspiration behind the theme #beautifullyme, Temi Aboderin-Alao the conveyer of PlusSize Fashion Week Africa says,  “Being a Christian, the bible says that we are faithfully and wonderfully made, this means that God has made us beautiful. So, #beautifullyme is how God has made me and I am striving to be the best version of who I am”.
The Plussize Fashion Week Africa was birthed out of the need to stop the stigmatization and body shaming of the plus-sized woman, we believe that every woman should be comfortable in her skin and body regardless of what the society thinks as long as they are healthy.
Temi Aboderin-Alao
Founder
PFWAFRICA
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African culture is one that has historically celebrated the healthy looking plus-sized woman. She is the everyday woman, in the office, the shop, the marketplace, and on the streets. Contemporary fashion trends in the global West have exhibited an exponential tendency to alienate the plus-sized woman, to the point of stigmatizing her body size. The cross-cultural exchange between these two locales has led to a significant rise of “size zero” models on the African runway. This fact tends to question the integrity of conventional African Fashion runways, with ‘zero’ sized models walking for audiences, 85% of whom are plus sized! This has created a noticeable 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™ was born, thus bringing an African Fashion Feel to an African Audience. The Plussize Fashion Week™ is poised to celebrate the African Woman’s Body, whilst not excluding models and apparels of a variety of shapes and sizes.

Opening in Lagos for the second edition, this is the only fashion runway show ever dedicated to Plus size designers, models and apparels. In support of Nigerian Tourism and business hub opportunities, the event is open to a host of local, international and diaspora designers and models who are willing to be part of the event. Last year we also extended our links to welcome UK based and US-based designers for this event, which proved an enriching experience of cultural diversity, reflective of our ever globalising world.
Plussize Fashion Week (PFWAfrica®) Founder and Executive Producer; Temi Aboderin-Alao is the Creative Director of JPKouture By Hadassah which is the high end plus size fashion brand, C.E.O of JPKingdom a ready to wear one stop shop for plus size women and Golden Curvy agency, one of the first and leading plus-size modelling agency in Nigeria, which was found in 2011. Temi Aboderin-Alao is also part of the Punch Newspaper Dynasty, as one of the daughters of the founder the Late Chief James Olubunmi Aboderin.

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FFA’S GARMENT AND FASHION INDUSTRY CONFERENCE SET TO TAKE PLACE MAY 25TH, 2018

FFA’S GARMENT AND FASHION INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

BALMORAL CONVENTION CENTER, FEDERAL PALACE HOTEL. VI.

The Fashions Finest Africa team isn’t relenting at ensuring that Fashions Finest Africa Epic Show 2018 brings nothing but the very best to the African fashion industry. In line with the runway show, exhibitions and prestigious awards, there would also be a conference where those that matter in the African Fashion Industry would be present.
The conference is set to hold on Friday, May 25, 2017 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 9am to 3pm.

The conference being the opening activity of the Fashions Finest Africa Epic Show 2018 will hold with the theme: “How to Increase Nigeria’s Participation in the Global Garment Production Industry”.
It will host fashion designers, fashion entrepreneurs, international and Nigerian Industry experts (public and private sector), experienced professionals academicians, analysts, development finance institutions and textile industry groups, among others.
Nigeria’s population is expected to be the 3rd largest globally by 2050, the necessity of ensuring attention in terms of policy formulation and implementation, appropriate investment, skill acquisition/ training is paid to the fashion, garment and textile industry “NOW” cannot be overemphasized.

The FFA Epic Show Conference presents an international platform that offers unparalleled opportunities for key stakeholders in the Textile and Fashion Industry to learn from;
The conference will feature keynote addresses, panel discussions, master classes, presentations and knowledge sharing.
Major policymakers and business leaders will engage with leading and aspiring/ ambitious Textile & Fashion Industry Stakeholders at Policy, Strategic & Tactical levels and disseminate Policy and Intervention Information to the right target.
We will ensure that there will be valuable and frank feedback that will help fine-tune MITI Interventions and contribute to achieving the government’s objective of diversifying and strengthening our economy via the Nigerian Fashion Industry.

The conference is a timely intervention focused on increasing textile and garment production in Nigeria thereby positioning and promoting home-grown fashion entrepreneurs for emerging opportunities in an increasingly globalised world. As Nigerian designers and fashion entrepreneurs gain increasing recognition across the world there is more than a compelling need for the local fashion production value chain to be strategically positioned to face the influx of global challengers.

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FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA AWARDS: NOMINEES LIST + HOW TO VOTE

As the Fashions Finest Africa Epic Show draws near the excitement is in the air as the organizers of the fashion weekend extravaganza make final touches to ensure that the event is one to remember.

The Epic Show is a three-day event running from Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May 2018, at The Balmoral Convention Center, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

Asides the runway show, exhibitions and conference; the Fashions Finest Africa team would be hosting the first and most prestigious all fashion awards in Nigeria. The essence of the awards is to celebrate those who have made a mark in the fashion industry.

From time immemorial a lot of people have changed the African fashion industry in many ways and the impact they make or have made have not been well recognised or appreciated. At Fashions Finest Africa we want this to change and this is why we have decided to debut the Fashions Finest Africa Awards.

There are 22 categories and 6 of the categories are open for people to cast their votes for who they think best fits while the remaining 16 categories would be properly vetted by our carefully selected judges whom have been selected based on their exploits in their chosen fields and they would choose the final winners.

The fashion extravaganza will kick off on Friday Morning with a Fashion conference where those who matter in the fashion industry and government will take on panel sessions, then later in the evening the prestigious Fashions Finest Awards will take place. 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 Saturday and Sunday featuring Student designers, New and Emerging designers and established designers out of Africa.

How to Vote

Log on to www.fashionsfinestafrica.com/voting  for who you think best fits.

VOTING CATEGORIES

Male Model of the year

  1. Victor Ndigwe – Beth Model Management Africa
  2. Sacha M’Baye – Select Models
  3. Adonis Bosso – DNA Models
  4. David Agbodji – DNA Models
  5. Toyin Oyeneye – Ice Model Management
  6. Seun Logan
  7. Davidson Obennego – Beth Model Management Africa
  8. Tosan Dudun – Mahogany Model Management

Female model of the year

  1. Halima Aden
  2. Khoudia Diop – The Coloured Girl
  3. Myever Akinleye – Few Model
  4. Mayowa Nicholas – Beth Model Management Africa
  5. Uju Marshal
  6. Ayomide Ayodele – Mahogany Model Management
  7. Chika Emmanuella –

Fashion Retail store of the year

  1. Temple Muse
  2. Grey Velvet
  3. Zazaii
  4. Nelly Wandji
  5. Samuel Mensah
  6. Payporte

 

Fashion Icon of the year

  1. Iman
  2. Angélique Kidjo
  3. Ohimai Atafo
  4. Deola Sagoe
  5. Kathy Anthony
  6. Somkele Iyamah

Fashion Blogger of the year

  1. Akosua Vee
  2. Nanci Mwai
  3. Kefilwe Mabote – KefiBoo
  4. Tracy Jamilatu Iddrissu – Style by Trey
  5. Aderonke Enoabasi Adefalujo – Rhonkefella
  6. Denola Adepetun – Denola Grey
  7. Temi Otedola – jtofashion
  8. Akin Faminu – The Fashion Epidemic
  9. Sharon Ojong

Fashion Influencer of the year

  1. AKin Faminu – The Fashion Epidemic
  2. Abisola Kola-Daisi – AKDLifestyle
  3. Aderonke Enobasi – Rhonkefella
  4. Toke Makinwa
  5. Thithi Nteta
  6. Ini Dima-Okojie
  7. Franklin Saiyalel – Kenyan Stylista
  8. Afua Rida
  9. Fisayo Longe – Mirror Me

CATEGORIES THAT WOULD BE JUDGED BY FFA AWARDS PANEL

Designer of the year

  1. Ohimai Atafo – Mai Atafo
  2. Lisa Folawiyo – Lisa Folawiyo
  3. Andrea Iyamah – Andrea Iyamah
  4. Taibo Bacar(Mozambique) – Taibo Bacar
  5. David Tlale (South Africa) – David Tlale
  6. Duro Olowu – Duro Olowu
  7. Amaka Osakwe – Maki Oh

 

 

Emerging Designer of the Year

  1. Wisdom Franklin – Weiz Dhurm Franklyn
  2. Tokyo James – Tokyo James
  3. Derin Fabikun – Fablane by Derin
  4. Rich Mnisi (South Africa) – Rich Mnisi
  5. Recho Omondi (Kenya) – OMONDI

 

Menswear Designer of the Year

  1. Ohimai Atafo – Mai Atafo
  2. Clement Mudiaga Enajemo – Mudi Africa
  3. Kola Kuddus – Kola Kuddus Couture
  4. Laduma Ngxokolo (South Africa) – Maxhosa by Laduma
  5. Rich Mnisi (South Africa) – Rich Mnisi
  6. Adebayo Oke-Lawal – Orange Culture

Women’s Wear Designer of the Year

  1. Toju Foyeh – Toju Foyeh
  2. Matopeda – Topefnr
  3. Tubo – Tubo
  4. Derin Fabikun – Fablane by Derin
  5. Korto Momolu (Liberian) – Korto Momolu
  6. Kofo Ansah (Ghana) – Kofo Ansah

Young Designer of the Year

  1. Sandrah Tubobereni – Tubo
  2. Adebayo Oke-Lawal – Orange Culture
  3. Solome Katongole (Uganda) – Solome Katongole Cultural Couture
  4. Emmanuel Okoro – Emmy Kasbit
  5. Seun Morafa – MORAFA
  6. Tokyo James – Tokyo James

Makeup Artist of the Year

  1. Banke Meshida Lawal – BM pro
  2. Jide of St.Ola – Jide of St.Ola
  3. Joyce Jacobs Beauty (South Africa) – Joyce Jacobs Beauty
  4. Shomyalag – Elaine Shobanjo
  5. Maryjane Onouha – Zaron

Stylist of the Year

  1. Oluwatosin Ogundadegbe – The Style infidel Studio
  2. Empress Jamila (Ghana) – Style by Trey
  3. Akosua Vee (Ghana) – Akosua Vee
  4. Moashy Styling – Moashy Styling
  5. Jeremiah Ogbodo – Swanky Jerry
  6. Harvella Styles – Harvella Styles
  7. Rhoda Ebun – Rhoda Ebun

Fashion Show of the Year

  1. Glitz Africa Fashion Week (Ghana)
  2. Mercedes – Benz Fashion week (South Africa)
  3. Swahili Fashion Show (Kenya)
  4. Lagos Fashion and Design Week
  5. GTBank Fashion Weekend

 

Outstanding Contribution to Nigerian Fashion Award

  1. Deola Sagoe
  2. Agbani Darego
  3. Omoyemi Akerele
  4. Zizi Cardow
  5. Chimamanda Adichie

Accessories Designer of the Year

  1. Katherine – Mary Pichulik(South Africa) – Pichulik
  2. Laura Nyahuye (Zimbabwe) – AdornU
  3. Ashley Heather (South Africa) – Ashley Heather Jewellery
  4. Lisa Folawiyo – Lisa Folawiyo
  5. Morin Obaweya – Morin O
  6. Urez Kulture – Urez kulture

Creative of the Year

  1. Obinna Omeruo – Obe Spoke
  2. Akhigbe Okhai – Leankid Illustrations
  3. Kobby Adu (Ghana) – Kobby Adu
  4. Pola Maneli (South Africa) – Pola Maneli
  5. Papa Oppong (Ghana) – Papa Oppong

 

Shoe Designer of the Year

  1. Temilade Osinfade – T.T Dalk
  2. Mikhayel “Mikjagga” Tesfaye (Ethiopia) – Mikhayel “Mikjagga” Tesfaye
  3. Nuba Elamin, Lynn & Tetsi Bugaari (Kenya and Uganda) – Bugisi – Ruxx
  4. Adebola martins – Marco Martinez
  5. Keeks – Jide Ipaye

 

Bag Designer of the Year

  1. Femi Oyelabi – FemiHandBags
  2. Zainab Ashadu – Zashadu
  3. O’Eclat – O’Eclat Designs
  4. Akaoua Afriye Kumi (Ghana) – AAKS
  5. Morin Obaweya- Morin.O
  6. Adele Dejak (Kenya) – Adele Dejak

Fashion Photographer of the Year

  1. Emmanuel Oyeleke – EOP Studios
  2. Kelechi Amadi Obi – Kelechi Amadi Obi
  3. Lyra Aoko (Kenya) – Lyra Aoko
  4. Simon Denier (South Africa) – SDR Photo
  5. Kola Oshalusi – Insigna Media
  6. Reze Bonna ( South Africa) – Reze Bonna

Fashion Magazine of the Year

  1. MADE
  2. Glam Africa
  3. Fashion Ghana Magazine
  4. Schick Magazine
  5. Bella Naija Style
  6. Escape Magazine

Indigenous Fabric Maker of the Year

  1. Adesona Oluwayemisi – Ykaris Fashion
  2. Kabby Adisa – Kabby Adisa Alasooke
  3. House of Asooke
  4. Deroyal Fabrics
  5. Adire lounge

 

 

 

 

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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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Advertise Your Company In The 3rd Edition of our Bi – Annual Magazine

Fashions Finest Aw18 Bi -Annual Magazine
Our 3rd edition will be out on the 17 February during London fashion Week.

In February 2017 Fashions Finest launched it’s first printed bi – annual Magazine to run every Feb/Sept during London Fashion week. The magazine includes the latest fashion beauty and designer trends, editorials. The magazine will be available in digital and printed format for goody bags, press and guest and more.

So what’s offer?

Fashions Finest are offering you the opportunity to ADVERTISE your company in the new publication. This is an amazing opportunity to extend your reach and promote yourself to a wider audience.

Advertising prices are as follows: 
1. quater page @ 75.00
2. half page @ 100.00
3. full page @150.00
4. Advertorial – cost on enquiry

Advertisement requirements:
– Specification will be provided on booking

TO BOOK: To discuss your advertising requirement email our editor cindy@fashionsfinest.com

Limited advertising spaces are available and the deadline for advert submissions is 30 January 2017.