|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.
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.
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.
Moderator: Damilola Odufuwa, Head of PR for Africa, Binance
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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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.
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.
We hope we brought smiles 😁 to your faces. 💃🏽🎉 We are all in this together!
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.
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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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
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
- Accessories designer of the year
- Fashion Retail Store of the year
- Fashion Icon of the year
- Creative of the year
- Shoe designer of the year
- Bag designer of the year
- Fashion photographer of the year
- Fashion Magazine of the year
- Indigenous fabric maker of the year
- Fashion blogger of the year
- Fashion influencer of the year.
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.
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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.