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Lagos Fashion Week “Between Us” Launch at The Shop at Bluebird London

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On the 2nd of April, 2019 Lagos Fashion Week launched “Between Us” in partnership with The Shop at Bluebird, one of the Lagos Fashion Week Presents: London activities.

“Between Us” welcomed the versatile and effervescent spirits of Africa to the The Shop at Bluebird’s London flagship store with the first multi-brand pop-up since opening the Covent Garden space in May 2018. “Between Us” honours over twenty unique designers, from womenswear and accessories to interiors and lifestyle, curated by the Founder and Executive Director of Lagos Fashion Week, Omoyemi Akerele and brand consultants Tammy Tinker Pudel and Katrina Macpherson, who are based out of Cape Town.

Notable guests in attendance at the London launch event included: Malaika Firth, Ciara Charteris, Claire Miles, Omoyemi Akerele, Maja Malnar, Andrea Chong, Hanniel Rupert, Sherrille Riley, & DJ Mayz.

Three Lagos Fashion Week designers showcased their AW19 collections live at the event ; Iamisigo, Lisa Folawiyo, & Orange Culture. Other participating brands in the pop-up include AAKS, Anyango Mpinga, Aprelle Duany, Ardmore Design, Asha : Eleven, Chommies, Crystal Birch, Eki Orleans, Eclectic Chique, Galago, Karu, Lisa Folawiyo, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Mami Wata, Maxhosa, Nina Bosch, Okapi, Pop Caven, Studio 189 and Tilayo.

Lagos Fashion Week is hosting a series of events this week including Fashion Business Series in London as well as Fashion Focus Fund Live, a business plan pitch presentation to determine the recipients of a N10,000,000 (10 Million Naira) grant for Fashion Focus 2017/18 finalists as well as Alumni (female).

The Pop-up at The Shop at Bluebird’s Carriage Hall, 29 Floral Street, London, WC2E 9DP will run till May 14th, 2019.

Lagos Fashion Week Presents: London is in partnership with Style House Files and The Shop at Bluebird. Fashion Focus Fund Live is supported by FETSWallet and Sunlight (Unilever).

Link to Event Imagery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1ux8h9xdpp8wz4u/AABnHqPaMqxFE1dOUN2PJgpca?dl=0

For more information: @LagosFashionWeekOfficial, info@lagosfashionweek.ng

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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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Stephanie Benson, Edward Kuffour, Other Celebrities To Model At “Save A Child Fundraiser Fashion Show”

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The Inspired Woman Network; a wing of Novan Consult, is aimed at supporting and promoting women and young people’s initiatives. Their team is putting up this new support scheme for the treatment of these little ones, as a way of empowering their mothers who have left their work and livelihood in order to ensure their children are cured, from extremely expensive funded disease, most of them are unable to raise that needed funds.

“Save a Child Fundraiser Fashion Show”, was uniquely designed to fill in the vacuum by helping raise funds, to support children suffering from cancers; and undergoing treatment at the Pediatric Oncology unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. September, being an annual Childhood Cancer Awareness month, IWN is creating awareness through it’s media encounters and in the process raise funding support for these children to overcome their complex challenges.

The climax fundraising show seeks to bring to fore the rich local prints and designs to put our senior class citizens in style. The event will showcase former Runway models and celebrities including Kalsoum Sinare; Kofi Adjorlolo; Edward Kuffour; Akofa Edzeani Asiedu; Joojo Bediako; Derick Ocansey; Gloria Pwamang; Kafui Dey; Stephanie Benson and Abla Quansah Designers like Sarah Sackey Clothing, Yaw Abbrey Bespoke, Mirad, Dynamic Palace Gh and Mannye Clothing have agreed to spice up the fashion show with their International tantalizing designs.

Venue: British Council, Accra on
Date: Friday October 4th October 2019
Time: 4pm-8pm

The event tickets range as low as Ghc50 for singles, GHc90 for double and GHc180 for a family of four. E-ticket is also available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-a-child-fundraiser-fashion-show-tickets-71346849347 Ticket sales ends on 30th September 2019. However, exhibition is FREE for interested participants from 8am-4pm. Cash donations can also be sent through *920*2131# MTN, AIRTELTIGO & VODAFONE.

IWN is a unique network of professionals that provides quality and relevant information, resources and lifeskills training and support services for a well balanced and fulfilling live.

Kindly call the Coordinator, Jennifer Esenam Asare on 026 618 6374 / 050 904 4091 or email novanconsultgh@gmail.com for further enquiries.

(Source: beeniewords.com)

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66 Students Of Riohs Originate Set To Participate At This Year’s Accra Fashion Week.

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Accra Fashion Week is set to host its hottest and trendiest edition ever this October 2-6th, 2019 with over 60 designers set to rock the runway, at the Tang Palace Hotel .

The event is slated for 6th October, 2019, 4:00 PM and will see a host of talented fashion creatives from around the world engaging in exhibitions, runway shows, networking events and much more.

The topmost fashion industry award winner “Best Fashion School in Ghana” RIOHS Originate will be marking its presence with 66 tutees to participate at this year’s edition.

RIOHS Originate seeks to transform the fashion industry of Ghana by developing today’s talent; encouraging continuous innovation, educating students on how to provide high quality services and a delightful experience to its clientele.

 Riohs Originate was founded in 2010 by Richard Ohene Sika- a writer, singer, fashion designer and talent manager, which has been the driving force behind numerous citizen-centered and educational initiatives.

Richard’s original vision was to offer the general public the chance to take high quality arts courses by distance learning, without prior qualifications or restrictions. He saw Riohs as a means of transforming people’s lives, giving them the opportunity and skills to express their creative talents under the guidance of professional artists.

For more information on Accra Fashion Week or how to get your hands on tickets visit www.AccraFashionWeek.org

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Luxurious Tang Palace Hotel To Host NIVEA Accra Fashion Week SH’19.

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The official Summer Harmattan edition of NIVEA Accra Fashion Week is no less than a week away and is set to be hosted at the one and only newly built luxury hotel Tang Palace Hotel in Airport Residential Area from the 2nd - 6th October 2019.

The Year Of Return edition is set to see local and foreign participation from around the world. The week long event is jam packed with various exciting fashion activities as using and newly introducing the first ever FashionGHANA Gala night. An fundraising evening dedicated to the Wenette Hope Foundation exploring the avant Garde.

The event will also host a models seminar spearheaded by lead scout for Brave Models in Milan, Giorgio. The veteran agent from the top Milan agency will also be a judge at Ghana's leading model competition, Face Of Accra Fashion Week on the 5th of October.

The main runway shows will Feature top notch fashion brands such as Afre Anko, Akinko Lifestyle, Elikem The Tailor, Lauren Haute Couture, Soraya De Piedade from Anogola, Otiz Seflo from South Africa and much more.

The event will also execute the launch of new social app Snapp Room dedicated to the world of fashion. Be a part of the fashion revolution in Ghana, for more information check out www.AccraFashionWeek.org.

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