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.
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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.
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.
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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 toIncrease 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 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.
Designer of the year
Emerging designer of the year
Men’s wear designer of the year
Women’s wear designer of the year
Young Designer of the year
Makeup Artist of the year
Stylist of the year
Male model of the year
Female model of the year
Fashion show of the year
Outstanding contribution to Nigerian Fashion award
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.
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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.
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 FashionsFinest Africa – Renaissance has come and gone and the event has been getting great reviews.
The entire FashionsFinest 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).
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 FashionsFinest – Renaissance which is set to take place 3rd of December and hope you will join us again.
1407Style is a local brand with a global appeal. The brand was started by Ugochukwu Onukwubiri, in a bid to address accessible and affordable pieces which would stand the test of style and time.
In the six years the brand has been in business it has gathered fans as well as collectors both locally and internationally.
The choice of fabric and cut on most of the pieces mean that they can fit into a variety of wardrobes as stand alone items or can be worn as part of a look. The idea being that pieces can be dressed up or down and still stand the test of style and time.
Sally Bawa is a Nigerian fashion brand that made its debut in 2008. Each piece is carefully designed and finished using careful finishing with hand painted detailing and embellishments for one of a kind piece. The brand offers ready to wear and bespoke pieces with a vision to deliver taste, Style, fit and timeless elegance. The Sally Bawa brand is where Europe meets Africa. Delivering quality pieces made in Nigeria and designed in classic European style.
The creative director Julcit Sally Bawa is a graduate of the University of Lagos Nigeria, with extensive experience as a Petroleum Safety specialist and HSE Advisor in Oil & gas. She personally hand-paints all the design elements in all of her collections. She has been a two-time nominee and one-time winner of the ELOY Awards Nigeria as Best up and coming designer.
SGTC Clothing is a ready-to-wear, lifestyle Afrocentric brand; which focuses on making affordable, stylish African inspired pieces available to women of every shape and style preference. All the pieces are contemporary styles uniquely designed with specially selected Ankara fabrics. The vibrancy and uniqueness of each piece ensure the SGTCCLOTHING woman is the centre stage wherever she goes.
The SGTCCLOTHING woman is versatile, unapologetically stylish, unafraid to stay connected to culture and power.
Nkadz represents the very edgy, classy and sophisticated woman. Nkadz’s major goal is to use mind blowing aesthetics to define the right body curves with her pieces social media handle.
Fashions Finest Africa is a platform that brings together fashion industry talent with the aim to educate, support and promote African industry creatives. Fashion is the most profitable industry in the world, thus we encourage fashion entrepreneurs to showcase their talent and express their versatility with one of the biggest fashion events in Africa.
Fashions Finest Africa not only pays attention to fashion designers but we deal with the entire fashion industry, i.e. models, photographers, makeup artists, hairstylists etc. Fashions Finest Africa is focused on supporting up and coming designers in Nigeria and Africa as a whole and providing them with an affordable and professional showcasing platform to take their brand to the next level.
Fashions Finest Africa is produced by Mahogany Production & Events, Pr and Brand Management by YD Agency in partnership with Fashions Finest UK.