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SGTC FASHION PARTY AND WORKSHOP

SGTC Clothing is a contemporary Afrocentric, ready-to-wear fashion brand that celebrates women of all shapes and sizes. We believe diversity in womanhood is a major ingredient to their beauty and it’s also one of the various factors that makes them powerful and special. To stay true to diversity, we ensure we don’t repeat prints used for our garments. This encourages exclusivity as well as the availability of options.

With over 150 designs under our belt, we are consistently thinking of ways to improve, stay fresh, keep our clients pleased and satisfied. Our journey has been that of intense hard work and firm consistency. We have expanded exponentially, from a little business to daily delivering to clients globally. From a little tribe to building a culture of presenting our African prints especially Ankara in a unique way hundreds of people globally want to be a part of.

It’s been an exciting 2 years of creating quality and Uber stylish pieces. We would like you to join us as we celebrate our 2 years anniversary. In honour of that, we will be having a fashion party and a give back with Workshop featuring industry experts and lots of giveaways

We thank you for being a part of our tribe and embracing our culture. We look forward to several amazing years, keeping smiles on the faces of our clients and making them look stylish and proud in their #Sgtcclothing pieces.

For partnerships and sponsorships contact ydagency@yettyd.com

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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.

MAY 2018
25
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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

March 4th

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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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Meet our first four designers Showcasing at Plus-size Fashion Week Africa

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PLUS SIZE FASHION WEEK AFRICA DESIGNERS

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Curve the plus size is a Nigerian brand birthed to appreciate and celebrate the curvy woman. Curvy/plus size women usually find shopping their clothes size difficult especially in trending, sexy and stylish outfits limiting to normal and boring looking clothes, hence the establishment of CURVE The plus size store. The brand caters for all things plus size ranging from formal wears to casuals, sportswear, foot wears, bags, shape wears, lingerie, sleep wears etc.
Agatha Moreno is a British-Nigerian ready-to-wear fashion brand, founded by Agatha Otene Moreno in 2015.The casual everyday collection for the brand is PJJD by Agatha Moreno and the high-end luxury collection known simply as Agatha Moreno produces a line of luxury female wear, official outfits, evening gowns, maxi dresses, menswear and much more.
Luvita Creations was founded by Lovelyn Ita in 2016. Ever since they hit the Nigerian fashion industry they’ve awed everyone with their unique designs and patterns, the brand has swiftly become known for its ability to combine African prints and western fabrics to make a perfect blend of stylish clothes for the modern African woman.
NIIFFE was started in 2010 solely as a bespoke brand catering mainly for weddings and special events (majorly red carpets), they then launched in their RTW arm in 2012 with the sole aim of providing the opportunity for people to be adequately represented through their fashion sense and style. It has always been their belief that clothes should be made to fit our bodies and not the other way round and as a result, their designs are magnificent, mysterious, fresh, radiant, elegant with and intensive that you will find desirable.
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ABOUT THE EVENT 

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  Plussize Fashion Week is finally born, thus bringing an African Fashion Feel to an African Audience.

The Plussize 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.

Plussize Fashion Week is endorsed by FADAN

 

ABOUT THE ORGANISERS

Plus-size Fashion Week (PFW®) is powered by, SR Capital EM Limited UK registered organisation and supported by an upcoming UK based fashion agency, Shiloh Abraham.

Plus-size Fashion Week (PFW®) is produced by MAHOGANY Events, a wide reaching events management company in terms of coverage spectrum. The company has an extensive background in the production of fashion related events and a strong and effective mix of proven Fashion industry event experience. Sola Oyebade, CEO MAHOGANY Events, Creative Director of Plus-size Fashion Week (PFW®) has over 20 years of experience in fashion event production and is frequently called upon for expert quotes related to the fashion industry.

The Plus-size Fashion Week PR is managed by YD Agency. Piloted by Yetty (Yetunde) Ogunnubi, a London Trained Public Relations and New Media expert, YD Agency has managed PR for some frontline fashion events in Nigeria. The company also manages PR for some frontline brands, corporate bodies and organisation.

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INVITATION TO PFW AFRICA’S PRESS CONFERENCE

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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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