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THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA EPIC SHOW 2018

THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA EPIC SHOW 2018

On behalf Fashions Finest Africa 2018 Team, we will like to offer a heartfelt thank you for your commitment to making this event so successful. This event is possible thanks to the involvement of our sponsors, partners, media partners, designers, exhibitors and participants. We appreciate your support and we want to say THANK YOU!

 

Sponsors: Nivea, Darling, ICAN, NEPC, Lagbus, BOI , Zaron, Glitz event centre and all other contributors.

Fashions Finest Africa 2018 kicked off with pre-event activities in collaboration with Eagle 8 Consulting organised master classes on Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 at NEPC Training Center, Apapa. The Master classes were anchored by Mabel Doe (Fashion Consultant/Fashion Technologist) and Jennifer Sutton (Development Director, Fashion Enter/Capital Uk). The master classes themed ‘How to transform from boutique to Mass production” had a lot of fashion entrepreneurs in attendance.

The Epic Show started on Friday, May 25, 2018 with a Fashion Conference themed, ‘Increasing Nigeria’s participation in the global garment production industry”. The conference was enlightening and in-depth about the garment industry and the production process. The headline Speaker Jennifer Sutton, explained thoroughly the process of garment making, Mabel Doe, Fashion Consultant also gave explanations on the garment production and the factory process. There was also a panel session featuring Nigeria Fashion industry experts where they spoke about their experiences and challenges, the session was moderated by Lucky Idike Jr. and Jennifer Sutton, the panellists included, Mabel Doe (Fashion Consultant/Fashion Technologist), Chris Oputa (CEO Studio 24), Funmi Ajila-Ladipo (FADAN President), Morin Obawaya (CEO Morin.O), and Ohimai Atafo (CEO Mai Atafo). There were also groundbreaking speeches by Mallam Ismaila Zakari (ICAN President), Veronica Orierie (representative of Mr Olusegun Awolowo, CEO NEPC), Adenike Ogunlesi (Founder Ruff ‘n’ Tumble) and Dr. Waheed A. Olagunju, ED (SME) Bank of Industry.

Later in the evening, we held the first prestigious Fashions Finest Africa Fashion Awards hosted by Bolanle Olukanni, celebrating those who have made a mark in the fashion industry across Africa and the winners are Lisa Folawiyo, Rich Mnisi, Mai Atafo, Emmy Kasbit, Artiste by dodos. The Style Infidel, GTBANK Fashion Weekend, Omoyemi Akerele, Pichulik, Tubo, Papa Oppong, Buqisi – Ruux, Femi handbags, Reze Bonna, Toke Makinwa, Schick magazine, Adire Lounge, Tosan Dudun, Ayomide Ayodele, Payporte, Kefi boo and Deola Sagoe.

The Epic Show continued on Sunday and Monday with an Exhibition arena showcasing goods and services from our amazing vendors, Style talk panel sessions by Glamofficial and runway shows featuring Student designers, New and Emerging designers and Established designers. The Sunday designers who showcased included, Guzzling, Ageless Fashion, Sakky 7 Creative Fashion, The Fabric Hub, House of Caacuun, Oma Humprey Signature, Oma Couture, Love Nwafor, Made by Needle Queen, Saanduks, SGTC Clothing, Fhibbs Signature, Isi Atagamen and Jane Michael closed the show beautifully with her amazing collection and a beautiful dance act.

Monday’s runway show was opened by Ghanian designer Gavachy, House of Moreni, Apex Clothing, Keerahs Fashion Cave, Adejo, Hackky, Tai.Lore, Vonray Designs, Morin.O, Niiffe, Lines by Chaab, JP Kouture and headline designer Mai Atafo (white and black collection in collaboration with Nivea) closed the show.

After the fashion show on Monday, we had ‘Fashion Rave’ in collaboration with Must Blow and DJ CrowdKontroller on the wheels on steel featuring Artist Falz the bahdguy, Praiz and showcasing alongside Must Blow designs amongst some other designers to wrap up the week-long activities.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed one way or the other to making Fashions Finest Africa Epic Show 2018 a success.

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We are happy to invite you to our press conference set to take place on the 9th of August at 12 pm at Villa Angelia Hotel to intimate you on what to expect at the PFW® Africa 2017, we will be very happy with your attendance at this very important stakeholders conference. Thank you and please acknowledge the receipt of this email.

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FASHIONS FINEST UK PARTNERS WITH YD AGENCY

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 FASHIONS FINEST UK PARTNERS WITH
YD AGENCY

Fashions Finest UK is excited to announce YD Agency Nigeria as their official representative in Africa. YD Agency is a Public Relations and fully integrated communications agency that specialises in Fashion, Influence and Lifestyle Marketing.  The agency will handle all the affairs of Fashions Finest UK in Africa, from events to public relations and more.

Fashions Finest is a multi-award-winning event management company and online fashion magazine portal. Fashions Finest provides professional show production & management of catwalk shows, fashion events, award ceremonies and launches for a wide variety of UK and international clients.It is the number one place for fashion, beauty articles and advertisers.

The Fashions Finest team are the organizers of the popular London Fashion Week Off schedule fashion show and Britain’s Top Designer. Fashions Finest has handled and managed the very best events in and outside UK.

YD Agency has a proven track record of breaking barriers in the Nigerian business sector having worked with corporate organisations, NGO’s, government parastatals, fashion outfits and more.

The two teams working together is set to be a major breakthrough for the Nigerian fashion industry as they both have big plans in the works.

Africa is a rich and colourful continent with many amazing established and emerging designers. At Fashions Finest we are very excited as we begin this new partnership with YD Agency, a well-known and established PR agency in Nigeria. Together we look forward to working with and offering opportunities to designers in the UK, the hub of fashion, innovation and creativity.

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AFRICA’S FIRST PLUS SIZE FASHION WEEK SET TO HOLD

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AFRICA’S FIRST PLUS-SIZE FASHION WEEK 

 

Plus-size Fashion Week Africa (PFWA), is a first of its kind fashion runway show that highlights plus size models and apparels. The event is set to hold on 2nd of September 2017 at the Main Banquet Hall of the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event will feature runway shows, exhibitions, business talks, fashion enterprise on skills acquisition as well as diet talks.

PFWAfrica is aimed at maximising the growing focus of the plus-size fashion industry and also the promotion of the African culture. This maiden edition is themed: “Celebrating the real African woman”. It is billed to attract over 20 designers who will take the stage and exhibition booths to showcase their designs and fashion pieces specifically made for the plus sized woman.

Asides the fashion show another major highlight of the event is the search for “Africa’s next plus-sized model”. Successful participants at the auditions will grace the stage at the PFWAfrica and will also be signed, trained and developed by a renowned  Modelling Agency. International modelling exposure will also be gotten through our  partner Modelling Agency. The plus size modelling competition will start form 8th of July, 2017.

The Plus-size Fashion Week Africa was birthed out of the need to stop the stigmatisation 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.

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Opening in Lagos for the first time is the only fashion runway show ever dedicated to Plus Size Models and Apparels. In the light of realities, this will be the first TRULY AFRICAN fashion runway show! African culture celebrates the healthy looking plus sized woman. She is the everyday woman in the African Office, Shop, Marketplace and on the streets.

Western Fashion Trends has tended to alienate the plus sized African woman, almost to the point of stigmatising her body size. This fact has tended to question the integrity of conventional African Fashion runways with ‘zero’ sized models strutting the runways being viewed by audiences, 85% of whom are plus sized! This tended to create a 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  Plus-size Fashion Week is finally born, thus bringing an African Fashion Feel to an African Audience.

The Plus-size Fashion Week is poised to celebrate the African Woman’s Body, while not excluding zero sized and other sized models and apparels as well. It also not a female exclusive fashion show, male apparels and models are also to be showcased.

The show is being produced by Mahogany Productions & Events and Pr & Marketing by YD Agency.