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Lagos Fashion Week Announces – Fashion Focus Africa 2018/2019 Finalists

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Since Lagos Fashion Week’s inception in 2011, the platform has shown commitment to scouting talents and providing support for talents through the platform’s Fashion Focus programme (formerly known as Young Designer of The Year). As the talent-scouting arm of Lagos Fashion Week, Fashion Focus expanded its reach to designers beyond Nigeria as part of an ongoing vision to facilitate more opportunities for pan African collaboration to thrive within the ecosystem.

Following a successful call for application, a series of interviews with the applicants were conducted at Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2018 by the Fashion Focus Africa 2018 Panel – Mazzi Odu (Fashion Editor and Writer), Liam Freeman (Conde Nast International), Nisha Kanabar (Industrie Africa), Rukky Ladoja (Grey Projects), and Londe Thompson (Fashion Focus). The top five finalists were selected based on an assessment criterion that focused on the applicants’ creative and commercial vision.

The 2019/20 Fashion Focus Africa finalists that were selected are:

Linda Mukangoga
Haute Baso,
Rwanda

Mohammed Jafaru Larry
Larry Jay
Ghana

Katungulu Mwendwa
Katungulu Mwendwa,
Kenya

Amali Curtis
ILI
Nigeria

Ilse-Naolila Teixeira
Naolila
Angola

The selected finalists will receive the following:

  • Business development support
  • Creative development support
  • Opportunity to apply for Fashion Focus Fund 2020 in collaboration with FETS Wallet
  • Showcasing opportunity at Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2019 (Subject to approval by the Fashion Focus Committee)
  • Opportunity to develop your samples and produce a capsule collection at the NEPC Human Capital Development Centre

These five finalists join past programme beneficiaries, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Gozel Green, Iamisigo, Kenneth Ize, Maxivive, Meena, Orange Culture, Sisiano, Emmy Kasbit and more, as the 2018/2019 Fashion Focus Fund recipient.

Fashion Focus is a program that is dedicated to the growth and promotion of emerging talent in the fashion industry. Fashion Focus presents unique opportunities for emerging talents to harness their skills through business development workshops, creative workshops, and mentorships. This yearlong opportunity provides young designers with the tools they need to facilitate innovation, growth and commercial success.

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Afro UK Online To Host Runway Trybe, Fashion, In Accra.

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AFRO UK ONLINE’S (RUNWAY TRYBE) on Fashion, Exhibition & Business Show, is a premier symposium on the latest in fashion trends, entertainment, and business.

The RUNWAY TRYBE is a high-level event which brings together fashion experts, business experts from around the world. Exhibitors will have a marvelous opportunity to showcase their products and interact with industry researchers,foremost experts and academic leaders in their community. Venue: La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana Afroukonline Ltd is a limited liability company registered in the UK. A non-political, non-religious commercial and entertainment platform.

We are in existence because we identified a gap in the market for the Afro-caribbean community. Our aim is to be the Number 1 online platform to meeting the commercial and social needs of this community in the UK and for all Africans in diaspora.

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We are Afroukonline, a limited company primarily based in Uk, also a branch in Nigeria & now we are in Ghana. We would be having an event in Accra, Ghana.

Interested Fashion Hubs/Exhibitors should apply at: www.afroukonline.co.uk/runway-trybe or call 0272100012,0559950844 Admission is free to the public. For more information, here are our handles: Instagram: @afroukonline1 Twitter: @afroukonline Facebook: @afroukonline

(Source: ameyawdebrah.com)

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Eastern Fashion Awards Announces Categories For The Maiden Edition Of The Event.

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Dressmaking as a vocation has changed lives, empowered the less privileged and has positioned some great talents from Ghana on the global stage with their ubiquitous African styles. Collectively, fashion made in Ghana is wealthy to be celebrated.

Organizers of Eastern Fashion Awards has announced date and categories for the maiden edition of the notable fashion awards. This year's event is slated on the 7th December, 2019 in the Eastern Regional Capital, Koforidua with the theme “ Celebrating the Passion for Fashion”.

A breed from conglomerate of fashion made in Ghana hereby outdoors Eastern Fashion Awards to part on the back of the industry players in dressmaking within the boundaries of Eastern part of Ghana.

Below are the categories for nominations for the maiden edition

  1. Men's Designer of the Year
  2. Women's Designer of the Year
  3. African Wear Designer of the Year
  4. Best Suit Designer of the Year
  5. Best Wedding Dress Designer of the Year
  6. Fashion Accessory Designer of the Year
  7. Best Embroidery Designer of the Year
  8. Fashion School of the Year
  9. Leadership Award of the Year
  10. Long Service Award
  11. Young Fashion Designer of the Year
  12. Make-up Artiste of the Year
  13. Barber of the Year
  14. Emerging Fashion Designer of the Year
  15. Fashion Blogger of the Year
  16. Fashion Photographer of the Year
  17. Fabric Producer of the Year
  18. Best Unisex Fashion Designer of the Year
  19. Hair Stylish of the Year
  20. Physically Challenged Award.

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Victoria Michaels Shines At AFI Fashion Week In South Africa.

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It is becoming obvious that no one can match top model, Victoria Michaels, when it also comes to runway mileage this season. She keeps doing amazingly well on major and international fashion platforms.

One of such shows is the just ended spring and summer season of African Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week in South Africa. She was among top fashion models that brought life to the AFI Fashion Week.

She had the honor of showcasing designs by top designers including David Tlale, whose works for the night have been described as “meaningful”. The flamboyant designer paid homage to his biggest muse and late mother, Joyce Tlale, naming his SS20 collection “Joyce” Tlale’s.

His presentation began with fun and colourful pieces, drawing inspiration from his ‘Heritage Month’ collaboration with Tastic Rice, as well as the rich and vibrant cultures found in South Africa. Visuals and images of Victoria on the runway during David Tlale’s showcase have been generating a lot of attention on social media.

On Instagram she said, “It was an emotional night for models, guests and designers as @davidtlale paid tribute to his mother with a tribute worthy collection @afi_sa Fashion Week.” “Thanks to the amazing @andiswamanxiwa @deonredman and the entire crew for having me. I love you @taryncannings.”

Victoria also walked for Taibo Bacar, Matte Nolim, La Art Neoville, House of Jahdara and Kreyann, all of whom are amazing designers.

The model, who was born in Accra, to Nigerian father and Nigerian-Ghanaian mother, is one of the most celebrated models on the continent. Aside the runway influence, she was recently announced as a champion of the environment as she joins European Union (EU) climate change campaign, in addition to other amazing social projects.

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African Designers To Succumb For 2019 Glitz Africa Fashion Week, Accra.

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Ghana’s biggest annual fashion event Glitz Africa Fashion Week (GAFW), is set to stage its seventh edition as it presents a perfect opportunity for designers from, and across Africa to meet and showcase their collections.

Produced by Glitz Africa, the exciting, Pan-African celebrity, fashion and lifestyle magazine, GAFW brings together industry players and fashion enthusiasts to interact in a fun-packed week at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra. The event is slated for October 17 to 20, 2019.

Models, fashionistas, celebrities and influencers also meet in an atmosphere of glitz, fashion and style. Ahead of GAFW, Glitz Africa organized the Young Creative Design Talent competition to harness the skills of emerging designers and give them the platform to showcase their designs to an international audience. 

The fashion week will begin with a Beauty Forum on Thursday, October 17 at the Labadi Beach Hotel followed by a private cocktail party at the residence of the French Ambassador. 

Other activities lined up for GAFW include: Day 1 (October 18) – Young Design Talent show, Runway shows. Day 2 (October 19) – Business of fashion seminar, photography sessions, exhibitions, graduate show and runway shows and Day 3 (October) – Presentations, runway shows and after party

The GAFW Trade Tent/Retail Lounge will also be opened during the event for guests to interact with fashion retailers and designers and make purchases as well. 

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