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Accra Fashion Week Set To Launch 1st Ghanaian Fashion Auction Today

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Accra Fashion Week’s ‘Designer Fashion Auction’ may just be one of the most revolutionary acts to be executed in Ghana.

The event set for Wednesday 3rd October 2018 (Today) 7pm and will see fashion enthusiasts, celebrities and diplomats congregate at the Urban Grill venue in Airport, Accra. Where they will be given the chance to engage in silent bidden for exclusive outfits made only available for their viewing.

The auction will feature clothes from some of Ghana’s very best such as Afre Anko, Bri Wireduah, Randa Khatib, Madlyn Mode and more, as well as exclusive items from leading Nigerian brand MXDonna.

Proceeds of the fundraising auction will go towards Accra Fashion Week and it’s project to build Ghanaian fashion as well as the Wennette Foundation, a Non-profit organization that reaches out to orphanage homes, less privileged and the needy in the society.

Accra Fashion Week 2018 Summer Harmattan edition will make history this year being the first ever major fashion week in Sub sahara Africa to go twice a year. The week will feature various events from seminars, showrooms, car and fashion shows and more. See the full schedule at www.AccraFashionWeek.org/schedule

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Africa Gears Up for Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2018: 24th to 27th October, 2018 | Fashion Focus Africa Semi Finalists Announced

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Lagos, Nigeria: Lagos Fashion Week will return for its 8th edition this year from October 24th – 27th 2018. Serving as a hub to connect fashion stakeholders, LFW tents Oniru will open from 10am – 10pm.

Heineken Lagos Fashion Week is the leading event on the African Fashion calendar, attracting thousands of fashion experts, enthusiasts and media across the continent and beyond. This seasons event will feature over 50 designers showcasing their Spring/Summer 2019 collections as well as the Fashion Business Series, #LagosFWRetail in partnership with #SheTrades, Visual Makers Fellowship with Canon, Green Access Showcase with Fayrouz x Garment Care and Heineken Live Your Music After Party.

The Heineken Lagos Fashion Week press cocktail took place on the 11th of October 2018 to announce plans for this year’s event. The cocktail began with a short message by Obabiyi Fagade, Senior Brand Manager Heineken, reiterating Heineken’s commitment to inspiring African consumers to break boundaries through the LFW platform. He also expressed his excitement for LFW guests to experience the Heineken hospitality suite as well as Live Your Music.

Fashion Focus Alumni, and Fashion Focus x FETS Wallet Fund recipient, Emmy Kasbit was also present, sharing his experience of the incubator programme, he said, “Fashion Focus has been a great journey so far. The fund has helped propel my brand forward in such a short period of time through business mentorship and global opportunities, this has only been possible with the support of the Fashion Focus platform which continuously facilitates positioning my brand globally”.

Excited at the opportunity to continue to impact young African creatives and businesses, the 2018/19 Fashion Focus Africa Semi Finalists who will be going through to the interview stages have been selected:

Mohammed Jafaru Larry | Larry Jay | Ghana
Linda Mukangoga | Haute Baso | Rwanda
Katungulu Mwendwa | Kenya
Tayo, Tola and Tope Alakija | TAlakija | Lagos
Amali Curtis | Ili | Lagos
Moses Turahirwa | Moshions | Rwanda
Ilse-Naolila Teixeira | Naolila | Angola
Nelly Emerald Aboagye | Duaba Serwa | Ghana
Jasleen Matharu | Kenya
Eidusi Patrick Eromosele | Rick Dusi | Lagos

Interviews will be conducted during Lagos Fashion Week.

The Fashion Business Series will take a new turn this year, occuring on the first day to usher in #HLFW18. The aim of FBS is to create a platform for fashion stakeholders to drive conversation about the development of the fashion industry. This year’s theme, “The Importance of Platforms” will feature a panel of experts discussing how various media platforms can be utilised for the benefit of the industry. We look forward to hosting our very first “FBS Gathering”, a dinner solely for fashion stakeholders.

Also a key feature in the 2018 lineup is the Visual Makers Fellowship. 10 filmmakers and 20 photographers will attend workshops over a 7-day period facilitated by Canon, and be offered the opportunity to shoot for #HLFW2018. In addition, the Green Access showcase with Fayrouz and Garment Care, a platform set-up to promote sustainable fashion. Workshops for Green Access begun earlier on Thursday the 11th of October, and will see 5 finalists present upcycled pieces at Lagos Fashion Week.

Omoyemi Akerele – Founder #LFWNG, rounded up the press cocktail thanking the commitment of sponsors and reiterating the objective of the #HLFW18 platform and the growing need to engage the Pan-African fashion industry to promote skills acquisition and commerce that can catalyze economic growth.

LFW lineup:

Fashion Business Series: 24th October, 2018. This year’s theme is titled ‘The Importance of Platforms’ and discussions will delve into how the fashion industry can leverage platforms. A dynamic selection of industry experts will lead these discussions.

Runway Shows and #LagosFWRetail: 25th – 27th October, 2018. 10am – 10pm daily.

Tickets for the runway shows can be purchased online at Afritickets.

Heineken Lagos Fashion Week is brought to you by Style House Files and Heineken in partnership with FETS Wallet, Fayrouz, NEPC, Maybelline, Oando, and Garment Care.

Media Partners: BellaNaija, Business Day, Genevieve Magazine, George Britton, Guardian Life, Konbini, Pulse NG, Style Vitae, Ventures Africa and Zumi.

Official Logistics Partner: Taxify.

For more information on LFW, kindly visit www.lagosfashionweek.ng or follow our Instagram page @lagosfashionweekofficial

Photos from the event can be viewed here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u2rryo7sc8pds9m/AABB7SlyN9PfvFejcli0EWoQa?dl=0

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Accra Fashion Week Top African Fashion Events With Spectacular Showcase

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Accra Fashion Week makes history as the first ever national fashion week in Africa (outside of South Africa) to go twice a year putting Ghana on the forefront of the fashion map. The just ended fashion event, dubbed the Summer Harmattan edition took place at the CFAO with a spectacular set of talented designers.

In attendance were various celebrities such as Magaret Murray, Adina Thembe, Pascaline Edwards, Lydia Forson and more. The highlight was a surprise attendance by the French ambassador to Ghana Anne Sophie Ave who came to witness trend stetting clothes, and even took to the backstage to meet students of Imperial College of Arts.

The objective of Accra Fashion Week is to take real life African talent and turn them into social trends with the right support and mechanism of the fashion industry behind. Guests flew all the way from China, Sweden and more to enjoy the designs by major brands such as Mish Mega, Bri Wireduah, Aphia Sakyi, Madyln Mode, Afre Anko, Netseba, MXDonna, Abass, Salim Signature and more.

Clothes will soon be available to shop online at www.AccraFashionWeek.org/ShopTheRunway

 

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Lagos Fashion Week In Collaboration With SheTrades & Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Present Paris Showroom | 28th September – 3rd October, 2018

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Lagos Fashion Week in collaboration with SheTrades and NEPC is pleased to announce the new season collection viewing at Gallery Sakura, Paris from the 28th of September to the 3rd of October 2018.

SheTrades is a proud initiative of the International Trade Centre (ITC) established to a contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by creating an ecosystem of integrated solutions that empower women economically through trade.Through country-based activities, SheTrades enables women entrepreneurs to improve the quality of their products and services.

Speaking on the collaboration Tara Mulhare, International Sector Specialist, International Trade Centre said “ SheTrades platform aims to integrate and connect women to global trade, promoting sustainable and inclusive socioeconomic development. Lagos Fashion Week has proven to be an integral partner for us in order to achieve our goal to open up trade opportunities for African female -owned businesses”.

The viewing will feature designers: A.A.K.S, Afrodesiac, Aprelle Duany, Anyango Mpinga, Christie Brown, Eclectic Chique, Grey, Iamisigo, Nkwo. Maki Oh, Style Temple, Tilayo and Zashadu.

Commenting on the collaboration, Founder Lagos Fashion Week, Omoyemi Akerele stated:

“ With the goal to strengthen the capacities of over 3,000 women – owned businesses with a view to generating sales worth of $38 Million by 2020, the collaboration with SheTrades, supports our agenda to create access to market opportunities for our designers which is a key aspect of our work at Style House Files and Lagos Fashion Week. In addition to tackling SGD’s by providing intensive training, mentoring and opportunities for wealth creation within fashion’s ecosystem, decent work, economic growth and gender equality”.

The showroom viewing at Gallery Sakura, Paris is the first of other activities to be explored in partnership with SheTrades, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and Lagos Fashion Week with the aim to drive increased sales, competitiveness for women entrepreneurs and women- owned companies to ensure they play an active role in international trade.

Media Partners: BellaNaija Style, Pulse NG, Guardian Life, Konbini, Genevieve, George Britton, Glitz Africa, Business Day, and Ventures Africa.

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Here Is Everything You Missed From The Sports Fashion Show Styled And Produced By Fashion Pilot.

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Fashion Pilot, Ghana’s leading bespoke image and fashion styling agency which is focused on creating bespoke styling for clients styled and produced a fantastic lingerie and sports fashion show for Beautiful Beneath. 

The show which was to unveil some of the world’s favorite sports brands on the runway came off on the 19th September, 2018 at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel in Accra. Among some of the brands that featured on the runway were Adidas, Reebok, Lotto, Puma among others. 

The event which attracted fashion personalities as well as showbiz icons and reps from corporate Ghana was one of a kind. Fashion Pilot with their years of experience and professionalism brought a great touch to the show .

Background of Fashion Pilot 

Fashion Pilot is the leading bespoke image consulting and fashion styling agency in Accra Ghana, focused on creating the best for clients, with CEO Maddy Combarieu being a French and a Ghanaian with a masters degree in international PR fashion and communication from Cardiff university and central Martins in London, UK.

Service rendered by fashion pilot includes but not limited to; Personal Styling, Cooperate Styling, Branding, Music video Styling, E commerce/ Retail Styling, Editorial Styling, Runway Styling among others. 

Below are the images from the just ended sports fashion show.

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