Morin.O Designs is a Nigerian leather brand specialized in creating well-detailed and unique leather designs and products for both men and women. With attention to craftsmanship, sophistication and durability, Morin.O boasts of classic pieces with the best leathers from Nigeria, India and Italy.
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This year’s edition of Lagos Leather Fair — LLF Digital — will comprise a dynamic array of conversations and masterclasses on a range of topics targeted at creatives, business owners and keen up-and-comers alike.
From brand storytelling and sustainability to product development and intellectual property, amongst other topics, all conversations (held via Zoom) will be centred on the creative, fashion and leather industries, and will be delivered by industry experts and thought leaders, from Paris to South Africa to New York to Tanzania.
The conversations kick off with a panel discussion titled Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed? (19th November, 12 noon WAT). The discussion brings together representatives from the Bank of Industry (one sponsor of LLF Digital) — Toyin Adeniji, Executive Director, Micro Enterprises; and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group — Wilson Erumebor, a senior economist; as well as Adeyinka Abimbola, a Value Chain Advisor at the Nigeria Competitiveness project (NICOP), and the Founder of the Lagos Leather Fair and Creative Director of Femi Handbags, Femi Olayebi. These speakers will collectively assess the state of the Nigerian leather industry today, and the steps required to get it to a point at which it begins to fully realise its potential as the country’s next gold mine.Subsequent conversations will cover the art of Finding a Balance between Creativity and Sustainability (20th November, 12 noon WAT), with individuals such as the Executive Director of Fate Foundation, Adenike Adeyemi; CEO and Co-Founder of Acosphere Ltd, Gilles Acogny; and the CEO/Creative Director of Lanre DaSilva Ajayi Couture, Lanre DaSilva. Other conversations will explore the art of brand storytelling and the tools required to Stand Out in a Crowded Space (21st November, 4pm WAT), with Alheri Egor-Egbe, Account Strategist at Google; Papa Omotayo, Founder of A Whitespace Creative Agency; Daniel Obasi, Creative Director at Daniel Obasi; and Damilola Odufuwa, Founder of Whine & Wine, and Head of PR for Africa at Binance.In better articulating the narrative that platforms like Lagos Leather Fair seek to redefine, Laduma Ngxokolo, Founder of Maxhosa Africa; Giovanni Romano, Founder of Ithaki Paris; and Nelly Wandji, Brand and Retail Consultant at Nelly Wandji, Paris discuss the paths and tacks needed to Break the Made-in-Africa Stereotype (21st November, 12 noon WAT).
More practical masterclass sessions which will air live on YouTube will include The Fundamentals of Product Design and Development (20th November, 7pm WAT) with Prof. Yvonne Watson, Associate Professor & Director of Academic Aﬀairs at the Parsons School of Design, New York and Lani Adeoye, the CEO of Studio-Lani. Anita Aisha Ugah, Founder of Nichole by Haguanna will teach The Art of Colouring Leather (19th November, 4pm WAT); Otejiri Ejumabone, Founder of Hanker+Reech, will take viewers on a journey through Hand-stitching to Perfection (20th November, 2pm WAT); and Baboa Tachie-Menson will discuss and practically illustrate the confluence between Fashion and Technology (19th November, 2pm WAT).The unprecedented state of our global environment this year has brought about an array of learnings which will drive the survival, long-term sustainability and development of our businesses. This year’s conversations at LLF Digital will close off with a review of Lessons From The Pandemic (22nd November, 2pm WAT) by Adenike Ogunlesi, Founder & Chief Responsibility Officer of Ruff ‘n’ Tumble; Paul Okeugo, Founding Partner and COO of Chocolate City group; and Tokunboh George-Taylor, Managing Director of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Nigeria. These sessions promise to be a treasure trove of insights, new knowledge and solid seeds for the growth and development of individuals, businesses, and brands, in and out of the Nigerian Leather Industry.Register HereHurry to click the Register button if you’re yet to and save yourself a seat!
Meet some of the brands Exhibiting at The Lagos Leather Fair 2019.
The Lagos Leather Fair is about the best thing that has happened to the Nigerian leather industry. The Fair was birthed out of the need to bring all the major players in the leather industry together under one roof to address the industry’s challenges as well as the way forward.
This year’s edition promises to be bigger than the first two editions combined and will feature a specially curated private investor showcase, exhibitions by leather designers and manufacturers, a great shopping experience, runway presentations, networking opportunities, and knowledge-sharing activities, amongst others. The 2019 edition of the Lagos Leather Fair, tagged #LLF2019, which will take place from Saturday, September 7 to Sunday, September 8, 2019 at The Harbour Point, Victoria Island, is themed: Advancing the Conversation.
It will play host to about 70 Nigerian leather designers and feature 5 topical Conversations, 2 Workshops and 6 Runway Presentations. This year will also showcase a few international designers.
Here we introduce to you the first set of exhibitors who will be showcasing their crafts.
Yili was founded with the hope of changing the narrative of producing and purchasing quality leather footwear in Africa. Their aim is to celebrate creativity and promote artisanal craftsmanship.
Yili footwear style and designs draw influence and inspiration from colours, textures, travel and the interesting things in between.
All the styles in each collection have a personal inspiration behind it. The colours represent Yili’s attempt to capture the zest of life.
Their sandals are handcrafted using a variety of locally sourced leathers, fabric and skin of premium quality.
Since 2017, AABOUX has been creating unique, stylish, luxury leather goods proudly handcrafted in Lagos, Nigeria.
Designer Zainab Aliyu and her team explore various silhouettes with interesting combinations of locally ethically sourced skins and textured leathers.
Our distinct signature stitch-less bags combine beauty and functionality.
Our vision is to be a Global pan-African brand with an ethos of quality craftsmanship, elegance and style.
ETHNIK BY TUNDE OWOLABI
Ethnik by Tunde Owolabi was founded in 2015. The brand is about making leather and asooke accessible to the fashion-forward modern man and woman. Beyond accessibility and creating fashionable yet very durable pieces for brand savvy trendsetters, we are about promoting culture and giving back to the community. The essence of our design philosophy is to produce sustainable fashion accessories that are uniquely Afrocentric, drawing inspiration from the Yoruba culture of Nigeria and other African cultures by telling our stories to the world through patterns and colours woven into beautiful fabrics.
We pay critical attention to every detail in our design and production process, through excellent craftsmanship and ethical values.
Hanker and Reech is a Nigerian Leather Goods Brand with a real passion for crafting functional products with distinctive attention to details, aesthetics and durability.
Their pieces are carefully designed and crafted to complement an appreciation for contemporary fashion and lifestyle.
They also cater to customized pieces which reflect personal preference, style and brand identity. They believe very much in the concept of value and constantly endeavour to fuse this with our creativity.
HankerandReech Leather Goods. Aspire….Achieve!
PereLei is a leather goods brand that creates finely crafted leather pieces utilizing the finest array of colours textures and skins. The brand was born out of the need for finely finished leather goods produced locally. From inception, it was apparent the need for inculcating world-class standards within the local leather goods market. Currently, the brand is engaged in the production of items such as bags, shoes, accessories and corporate souvenirs and other gifts. We pride ourselves on passionately creating world-class leather goods locally.
Lamide Samuel is an Artisanal Leather Accessories Label established in 2016. Made in Africa, they take pride in employing traditional artistic techniques of craftsmanship to interpret local creative genius with an urban and contemporary taste.
Their designs appeal to Fashion-forward consumers who value authenticity and style.
The brand believes in purpose and sustainability; Their leathers are sourced in Nigeria and across Africa, thier creations are locally produced in Lagos, Nigeria by hand, They also engage experienced artisans from Senegal and Ethiopia. Our noble approach to connecting and adopting unique cultural know-how and stories from accross the continent.
Each one of their pieces inspires the spirit of African arts and pays homage to their brand’s core values of love, originality and craftsmanship.
In recent years, since Nigeria began to place an increased focus on its non-oil sectors, the Nigerian leather industry has received an increased level of attention, and in small doses, some investment. The Lagos Leather Fair was designed to address the issues, promote talent, and create awareness within a potentially powerful industry.
Founded in 2017 by Femi Olayebi, founder and CEO of FemiHandbags, one of the nation’s leading leather brands, the Lagos Leather Fair brings together a diverse range of key players in the leather industry, from rising stars like Kkerele, Marte Egele, HankerandReech, and PereLei, to established leather designers such as City Cobbler, Mona Matthews, St. Davids, Zashadu, O’Eclat, to furniture manufacturers such as Siod Leather, iO Furniture etc.
These players are provided with an opportunity to showcase their products, form partnerships with industry peers, and expand their audiences. Through masterclasses, conversations, workshops and panel discussions, the Lagos Leather Fair also engages investors, branding experts, business teachers, international designers, and state sector leads in discussions on the challenges and the way forward for Nigeria’s leather designers.
The first two editions were a huge success and collectively brought together an audience of over 4500 people. About 120 exhibitors collectively made over N25 million in sales; the Fairs featured 10 Materclasses and 6 Creative Workshops, delivered by 30 local and international speakers; and showcased 12 runway presentations by various designers.
This year’s edition promises to be bigger than the first two editions combined and will feature a specially curated private investor showcase, exhibitions by leather designers and manufacturers, a great shopping experience, runway presentations, networking opportunities, and knowledge-sharing activities, amongst others. The 2019 edition of the Lagos Leather Fair, tagged #LLF2019, which will take place from Saturday, September 7 to Sunday, September 8, 2019, at The Harbour Point, Victoria Island, is themed: Advancing the Conversation. It will play host to about 70 Nigerian leather designers and feature 3 topical Conversations, 2 Workshops and 6 Runway Presentations. This year will also showcase a few international designers.
Through The Lagos Leather Fair, Femi Olayebi feeds and fuels her passion for promoting the work of leather designers and the Made-in-Nigeria initiative by showcasing local talent. And it seems to be about the best thing that has happened to the Nigerian leather industry: for its ability to drive conversations, change, and create a spotlight for one of Nigeria’s most critical untapped markets.
Key sponsors of the Fair include the Bank of Industry, Access Bank, and First Bank.
We welcome media houses (print & online), trade publications, news portals & blogs & digital agencies etc. that are interested in partnering with our event. To help us actively promote our event and in turn achieve their marketing/branding objectives through this platform.
We are pleased to invite you to the Abuja launch of The ‘Floral Fusion’ Collection by Morin.O.
‘Floral Fusion’ is an Incorporation of floral patterns and motives inspired by henna designs and motifs that represent a floral fusion of the Morin.O logo. The new collection entails creations of floral patterns infused with henna motifs done on their classic designs, designed with embroidery, exclusive beadwork and hand painting.
The collection includes an array of handbags, slippers and accessories for men and women.
The launch of the new collection will hold on Tuesday. 27th Feb. 2018 at Dunes Centre in Abuja. Time 2pm-8pm.
Contemporary Nigerian Leather goods and accessories brand, Marte Egele is fast growing to become a lifestyle brand.
They recently released a collection of bags and essentials like laptop sleeves, pouches, clutches, wallets, card holders for the Bold African.
“My brand is contemporary, modern, easy, simple and clean, bold, geometric, a blend of cultures from the western world to the African, not discriminatory but selective and unique, embodying a sense of freedom and happiness but under a set of rules and boundaries just like the world we live in so there’s sense to the madness.” – Uche Egele, Creative Director.