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LLF Digital Day THREE

LLF DIGITAL DAY 2 RECAP

Day 2 was off to a great start with the very first conversation of the show titled  “Finding a Balance Between Creativity & Sustainability. The speakers – Lanre DaSilva Ajayi, Femi Olayebi, Gilles Acogny and moderated by Rukky Ladoja – critically examined creativity and all its possible methods of long-term sustainability.


At 2pm, Otejiri Ejumabone, Creative Director, Hanker+Reech gave us insights on all you need to know about the intricacies and techniques to hand-stitching leather to perfection.15 MINUTES WITH HANKER+REECH: HAND-STITCHING TO PERFECTIONHere’s a snippet of how the Fundamentals of Product Design and Development masterclass with Prof. Yvonne Watson and Lani Adeoye went. Our brilliant minded speakers delved right into laying emphasis on having a USP (Unique Selling Point) for your brand and being limitless in all aspects of design and development.
 

The 3D Virtual Exhibition is live ALL DAY, EVERY DAY for retailers and buyers who are interested in stylish, authentic and exclusive leather products.


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And here we have the schedule for Day 3:


12:00PM (WAT): BREAKING THE MADE-IN-AFRICA STEREOTYPE
This conversation will require the speakers to discuss the Made-in-Africa phenomenon, and take a deep dive into issues surrounding the established stereotypes around African made, and how that affects their creative direction and their ability to play effectively in the global marketplace.  

Moderator: Sinmi Olayebi, Director of Social Programs, FemiHandbags.

Speakers:
Giovanni Romano, CEO, Ithaki Paris.
Nelly Wandji, Founder & Consultant, Nelly Wandji.
Laduma Ngxokolo, CEO/Creative Director, MaXhosa Africa.
 
2:00 PM (WAT): 15 MINUTES WITH TARA MULHARE: TAKING YOUR BUSINESS FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL
 
4:00PM (WAT): STORYTELLING: HOW TO STAND OUT IN A CROWDED SPACE.
This conversation will require the speakers to discuss storytelling as a major branding and marketing, and ways in which brands can tell their stories in their most original yet appealing form.

ModeratorDamilola Odufuwa, Head of PR for Africa, Binance

Speakers:
Papa Omotayo, Founder, A Whitespace Creative Agency
Alheri Egor-egbe, Google Account Strategist, Google
Daniel Obasi, Art Director, Daniel Obasi.
Fisayo Longe, CEO and Creative Director, Kai Collective.
 
6:00 PM (WAT): 15 MINUTES WITH OLUFUNKE JONES: PROVIDUS BANK AND THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY.
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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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London-Based Fashion Brand Emmy Collins set to launch in Lagos with Event themed Trendless Style Weekend

Emmy Collins London, the multi-faceted top-end fashion brand based in London, is set to unveil its latest designs in Lagos and has finalized arrangements to host an upscale fashion event tagged ‘Trendless Style Weekend’ at the African Arts Foundation (AAF) Gallery in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The brand that caters for menswear and womenswear in the global fashion market has built a reputation for designing exquisite runway pieces and ready-to-wear outfits for both sexes.The ‘Trendless Style Weekend’ according to its Creative Director, Emeka Collins, is a prelude to the return of Emmy Collins to Nigeria.

“We are headquartered at the creative hub of London-Shoreditch, East End, catering for our global clients but we are set to establish physical presence here in Nigeria with offices opening soon in Ikoyi, Lagos,” he said. Endowed with the elegance of quality British tailoring and design, Emmy Collins is a force to be reckoned with in the contemporary world of fashion but wants to extend the gains of the brand back home to the very discerning and fashion loving Nigerians who like quality and innovative pieces.

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Since debuting 16 years ago, Emmy Collins has made clothes for local and international clients including some private and public sector leaders, businessmen, industry bigwigs, upwardly mobile executives, fashion icon as well as stars in the music, movies and Nigerian entertainment industry.

“Nigerians are some of the biggest shoppers in the world as statistics from Selfridges, Harrods and some of the global departmental stores have shown. I am convinced that Nigerians will be willing to shop locally if they find the right quality of apparels. We are poised to bridge that gap and reverse that trend, with tastefully designed pieces that are designed and tailored to global standards” he said.

Guests at ‘Trendless Style Weekend’ will have the opportunity to view some of the designs on display and worn by models, while the Creative Director will be there to take orders for the made-to-measure pieces. Additionally, the guests will be afforded the opportunity to browse through and choose suiting fabrics sourced from Holland and Sherry of Savile Row, London and fabrics from Ringhart Shirting for their made-to-order suits, jackets, trousers and shirts.

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Connect with Emmy Collins London via Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and www.emmycollins.co.uk

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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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THEATRE OF FASHION BY FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA IN CONJUNCTION WITH BRITISH COUNCIL & LAGOS THEATRE FESTIVAL

THEATRE OF FASHION BY FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA IN CONJUNCTION WITH BRITISH COUNCIL & LAGOS THEATRE FESTIVAL

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The Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) 2018 is set to hold from February 27 till March 4, 2018, in Lagos across various venues with a focus on presenting innovative interpretations of new ideas that will inspire and challenge audiences, and new works that will spark conversations and debates. It has ‘Theatre in Unconventional Spaces,’ as the theme.
Lagos Theatre Festival was conceived and launched in 2013 by the United Kingdom’s cultural organisation, British Council, inspired by the need to provide a platform for theatre-makers in Nigeria to produce works for unconventional spaces and develop audiences for theatre productions.
This year, Fashions Finest Africa in conjunction with the British Council & Lagos Theatre Festival will be presenting the ‘Theatre of Fashion’ show taking place during the Lagos Theatre Festival on Sunday 4th March at Ember Creek, Victoria Island, Lagos at 5pm. This particular show is designed to be a blend of fashion, costuming and of course, theatre. This is to enlighten as well as entertain the lovers of the arts, fashion, and promote this integral area of theatre.
The Lagos Theatre Festival is ultimately aimed at creating a platform for the brains behind the captivating, creative outlooks designed through the sheer ingenuity of the costumiers while, behind the scene and is produced by Sola Oyebade.
It will feature a Fashion Show and Panel talk on Costumes and Fashion in Theatre
Four amazing costumiers will feature as panellists at the event showcasing their works and speak about the theatre world.
Ituen Bassey is the innovative Nigerian Designer behind the multi-award-winning label ‘ItuenBasi’. She is a Theatre Arts graduate from the University of Ife in Nigeria. She trained under Theatre Art ‘greats’ like Wole Soyinka, Yemi Ogunbiyi, Kole Omotosho, Femi Euba and Chuck Mike. Ituen later majored in Tailoring and Clothing Technology at the London College of Fashion, UK.

In 2009, she launched her first full home-based collection to critical acclaim and pioneered a new era of Ankara interpretation in Nigeria and Africa. In its 4 years, the label has been featured in Vogue Italia, British Vogue, Elle (South Africa), Ebony and Pride magazine, amongst other international press. The label has shown on runways in Dakar, Milan, Paris, London, Vienna and Johannesburg (where the label was awarded Mercedes Benz Designer of the Year, 2012).In addition, Vogue Italia invited Ituen Basi to take part in Pitti (Milan) trade show under their SUPER Talents.

Being part of the Theatre is a major devotion for Ituen Bassey; she has made innovative costumes for stage plays like, For Coloured Girls 2011, Kakadu the Musical 2013 and Hear Word, the stage play 2014. Also, Ituen Bassey was invited to be on the panel of the Stanford Business Forum, as a speaker in April 2014 and in February 2014, she was a panellist at the Fashion Africa Conference in London.
Ituen Bassey continues to work tirelessly to support and capacity build practitioners of the Nigerian Garment Industry through her training programmes and initiatives

Margaret Henshaw-Da Costa’s career started in the 80’s where she worked in the Centre of Cultural Studies at the University of Lagos.

Over the last 30 years, she has worked on both local and international stage and featured as an Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Theatre & Carnival Costume Designer and Production Consultant.

Her versatility has enabled her work with several production outfits and veterans such as Fred Agbeyegbe’s AJO Productions, Ben Tomoloju’s Kakaaki Troupe, the Late Christiana Essien Igbokwe, Epiphanio Farofa (dance troupe), UNILAG Africarribean Carnival, Wazobia Carnival, to mention but a few.

She is currently the Creative Principal Cultural Officer at the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka.

Mrs Da Costa has a costuming brand called Magaret Henshaw and if you ask anyone, you’ll hear that she is simply a delight to work with.

ISAAC BASSEY is a widely travelled costumier who specializes in carnival costumes.
Isaac, who had a stint with costuming at The Departments of Theatre Arts, University of Calabar, moved to study proper costuming in Doki, Egypt and Trinidad and Tobago.
He has since costumed numerous stage plays, T.V series, weddings, festivals & carnivals.
Some of his costuming credits include; The International Drums Festival, (Cairo, Egypt), CARNIRIV (The Port-Harcourt Carnival), The Calabar CarnivalOgwash Carnival (Delta State), Confluence Carnival (Kogi state), Wazobia FM Carnival, Lagos, Africaribeanna Carnival, (Unilag) , and a host of others.
He currently heads the Artistic Management Affairs Department of Udo Marriam Theatre Company. He is also the CEO of Zikky’s Creations, a costumes outfit.
Yetunde Mojola is a Nigerian costumier with over 8 years of experience in the field.

She has a flair for detailed, thematic and artistic costuming which is greatly influenced by dance, movement and nature.

She has served as lead costumier on a number of productions/performances and assisted on some.

Some of her costuming credits include; “Moremi the Musical”. “The Butcher and The Bridge”, “Maltina Dance Hall”, “Lagos Dance Exhibition 2017”, etc

Yetunde currently serves as MD /Head designer at COSTUME SHOP.

Costume Shop is the leading costume company in Nigeria and caters exclusively to all things costume related.

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FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA PRESENTS ‘THEATRE OF FASHION’

FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA PRESENTS ‘THEATRE OF FASHION’

‘Bleh! Thespians are not fashionable’… dare says who?

With a perfect blend of the best of theatre and creativity in designs, the theatre would be hitting the runway and providing an exclusive insight into the minds of the designers behind the glam on the stage.

This promises to be a ‘show and tell’ like you have never experienced before.

It’s fashion! It’s theatre! It’s the ‘Theatre of Fashion’!!

FREE ENTRY BUT YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE FOR YOUR TICKETS AT   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/theatre-of-fashion-tickets-42685329971

 

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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.