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Lagos Fashion Week Hosts Fashion Focus Talks themed “Building From Within” In 4 African Cities: Abuja, Accra, Lagos and Nairobi

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The 8th annual edition of the Fashion Focus Talks successfully held in four of Africa’s major cities – Abuja, Accra, Lagos and Nairobi – from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September 2018. This year’s talks themed – “Building From Within” – featured some of the industry’s noteworthy creatives who gave insights on how to create and sustain a world class brand.

Title sponsors, Heineken remain a proud partner of Fashion Focus, an initiative that is in alignment with their continued support for the creative industry.

Sharing their thoughts in each city were: Andrea Iyamah, Vanessa Bannerman, Rukky Ladoja, Adebayo Oke-Lawal, Omoyemi Akerele, Ituen Basi, Aisha Ayensu, Sacha Okoh, Kike Ojewale, Ronke Bamisedun, Claudia Lumor, Og Okonkwo, Nkwo Onwuka, Adama Indimi, James Kahuri, Diana Opoti and Sunny Dolat, who gave insightful advice and spoke on their experiences on how to create an identity for your brand, own it and build it in a manner it stands out from others.

 

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Speaking on the Fashion Focus Talks, Londe Thompson, Programs Director, Fashion Focus Africa stated:

“It has been such a great pleasure working with some of the industry’s thought leaders. We are very happy with the success of these curated talks as they have provided an opportunity for an exchange of ideas amongst fashion creatives. I believe through these talks, aspiring fashion creatives are motivated to harness their skills and successfully establish their brands in the African fashion industry. I’m really excited about what the future holds for us.”

Andrea Iyamah emphasised at the Lagos Edition: “It is fine to learn from other brands but no one will teach you as good as your own experience”.

Vanessa Bannerman in Accra, also stated: “How you present yourself to your customer always needs to be at the top of your mind.”
Commenting on the talks, Silvia Njoki who attended in Nairobi said “The talks were informative, useful and a great platform to network with familiar faces offline. It was a very friendly atmosphere; we all openly shared. I felt greatly motivated and positively challenged to change some career decisions I am making, It certainly lived up to expectations”.

Fashion Focus Talks Nairobi
In Abuja and Accra, speakers reinforced the underlying theme of the talks by highlighting the importance of having the right business plan, telling the African story through indigenous brands and choosing the right team.
For more insight into the just concluded talks, please visit our social media pages – @StyleHouseFiles and @LFW_NG.

The 2018 Fashion Focus Africa applications are still open. The FFA programme is dedicated to the growth and promotion of emerging talent in the fashion industry through mentoring and awarding of a grant via the Fashion Focus Fund.. View and fill FFA application forms here: http://lagosfashionweek.ng. Applications close 14th of September, 2018.

Fashion Focus Talks Accra

Fashion Focus Talks Abuja
Fashion Focus City Talks is a proud initiative of Heineken Lagos Fashion Week in partnership with Style House Files, Fetswallet, Viva Boutique, Avivere,Glitz Magazine and Designing Africa Creative.

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

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Glitz Awards 2k18 And Its Best Looks.

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Giltz Awards is just like Ghana’s Met Gala, and also is one of Ghana’s leading fashion event where celebrities, models, designers, photographers, makeup artiste gets appreciated and recognized.

And this year’s edition took place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on Saturday, September 1.

Some celebrities and models graced the red carpet with some bold fashion statement.
Catch up on every single extravagant look from the Glitz Awards 2018’s red carpet, ahead.

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Nairobi, Lagos, Abuja and Accra to Welcome Fashion Focus Talks 2018

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Fashion Focus Talks kicks off this weekend in Nairobi, Kenya. Tagged “Building From Within”, the Fashion Focus Talks is a series of curated free talks to inspire African creatives of the need to work together towards achieving a sustainable economy. It will run from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September 2018.

Fashion Focus Talk

Fashion Focus Talk

On Sunday the 26th of August, Nairobi will host speakers Omoyemi Akerele (Founder, Style House Files and Lagos Fashion Week), Diana Opoti (Founder, Designing Africa Collective), Adebayo Oke-Lawal (Creative Director, Orange Culture), Sunny Dolat (Co-founder, The Nest Collective), and James Kahuri (Strategy and Financial Advisor) at the first city stop at the Tribe Hotel, Limuru Road, The Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya.

Speaking on the talks, Londe Thompson, Programme Director, Fashion Focus Africa &

Fashion Focus Talks stated:

“The expansion to include Nairobi and Accra in our talks couldn’t have come at a better time when Fashion Focus Africa is opening its application to candidates all around Africa. Our goal is to provide as many young and emerging designers with enough knowledge to level the playing field in the fashion industry in Africa and the rest of the world.”

Fashion Focus City Tours is an initiative of  Heineken Lagos Fashion Week in partnership with Style House Files, FetsWallet, Viva Boutique, Glitz Magazine, Avivere, and Designing Africa Collective.

Fashion Focus Talks

Fashion Focus Talks

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

City Tour speaker announcements for Lagos, Abuja, and Accra will be announced via https://www.instagram.com/lagosfashionweekofficial/ Instagram page. Follow for all updates.

Attendance to all Fashion Focus City Tours is FREE.

Follow the link to register to attend  http://lagosfashionweek.ng

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#SHOPTHERUNWAY Exposes The Difference Between African Fashion And Print Clothes

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#SHOPTHERUNWAY is the new subtitle for Accra Fashion Week, a trend setting event that is changing the face and faces of fashion and fashion events in Ghana. In 2018 the organizers decided to orchestrate two fashion week events in a year and set to be the first to do so.

Recently their #SHOPTHERUNWAY hashtag went viral on social media. #SHOPTHERUNWAY is an innitiative by Accra Fashion Week allowing designers to sell their runway products online on the same AccraFashionWeek.org website their hosts the event details. Currenty the shop hosts top Ghanaian brands such at ABASS, BRI WIREDUAH, IVA MICHAELS, MISH MEGA, NACKISSA, OUTRAGE BY JIDA, SARA Q and TOBAMS COLORS. No more showcasing just for the claps, this revolutionary act turns your runway activities into business and paving a way for not only fashion events in Ghana, but around the world, as it is the first to execute such an event.

But the hashtag is not only to push an online shop, it’s also an anti 2nd hand clothing campaign by Accra Fashion Week. “We as Ghanaians always wait to see corruption before we drop our jaws. We cant wait for Anas to show us everything before we realize and fix where we are failing in. Its corruption in our government that’s why our cities are flooded with foreign fabrics and foreign clothes, and politicians get money for illegal imports or passing bills that make it possible to destroy our homegrown talents. We can’t wait for them to fix it, we as Ghanaians need to pull our efforts to push home made designs. Just the same way we took our musicians to the top” – Nana Tamakloe

The online shop is set to be an online fashion platform to give access to people to sit at runway shows and admire what they see or find viral runway images online with no idea how or where to buy. The shop the runway feature gives society a direct support relationship with African designers. For more information visit www.AccraFashionWeek.org

Source: Accra Fashion Week

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Ghana’s FNM Urban Street Wear Makes A Historic Debut In Pop Up Sales History

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Fear No Man Clothing, one of the Continent’s most recognized fashion brands on Saturday the 2nd of June made a huge statement when a record Crowd turned up for their independently organized pop-up sales event.

The Event dubbed the FNM Xperience was meticulously curated and interlaced with Music, Arts, Food and Drinks and a graceful crowd of fearless Young and old people accross different walks of life.

Post-event, CEO of FNM remarked on his Instagram, chronicling his story and the huge achievement he had marked in the first of many pop-ups to come.

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures and our blessings. I felt more alive than ever before, to see the Story of our struggles being embraced as a culture”.

The event saw some of the nation’s mainstream acts and DJs including Medikal, Kidi, EL, Kelvyn Boy, DJ breezy, DJ Justice, Dj MYNOR, Benny Blanco, Py , Renner , JOEL ORLEANS , Dj Mic Smith , Director Yaw Skyface , Dj Breezy , Bronilive , DJ Vyrusky etc.

This year’s event was in partnership with Base Camp Initiative, Jack Daniels Ghana and Fantinel Winery.

“For a brand with a clear vision to progress, there are endless possibilities we seek to venture into as well as collaborations.”
the young CEO remarked.

“In the Following months we will be releasing details of some of the projects we re working on, we re doing some amazing Projects with DJ Breezy and Medikal and we cant wait to outdoor them” he concluded.

 

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