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Lagos Fashion Week Presents – Fashion Focus Fund Live (A N10,000,000 grant) | 5th April 2019

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On Friday 5th April, 2019, Lagos Fashion Week will host Fashion Focus Fund Live, a business plan pitch presentation to determine the recipient of the Fashion Focus Fund.

Launched last year, Fashion Focus Fund Live invites Fashion Focus finalists to present their business plans to a panel of judges for the opportunity to access the Fashion Focus Fund – a cash grant of N5,000,000.00 (Five Million Naira), aimed at supporting the development of the next generation of emerging African fashion talent. In addition, they will be enrolled into a year long creative and business mentorship programme.

The 2017/18 Fashion Focus finalists that will be presenting at a closed session to judges who will select the recipient of the N5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) grant are: Faith Oluwajimi (Bloke), Cynthia Abila (Cynthia Abila), Gabriel Solomon (Russell Solomon), Adenike Adegboye (Demure by ‘Denike) and Jermaine Asiedu (Jermaine Bleu).

Speaking on his journey in the last year, the first Fashion Focus Fund recipient, Emmy Kasbit said, “It has been a great experience being part of the Fashion Focus programme. The grant received as well as the mentorship from Ijeoma Ogbechie (Avivere Pret) has enabled me to make great strides in my business”

This year, the Fashion Focus Fund Live presentations will also involve past Alumni of the programme. The stakes are higher with a N10,000.000 (Ten Million Naira) grant for the 2017/18 Fashion Focus Finalists as well as Alumni.

In partnership with Sunlight, two (2) Fashion Focus Alumni (female) will have the opportunity to receive a grant of N2,00,000.00 (Two Million Naira) each to support their businesses. To access this grant, they will present a business plan to a live audience, who will be voting for the winning presentations. The two women with the highest votes, will be awarded the grant of N2,00,000.00 (Two Million Naira) each.

Also new to the Fashion Focus Fund Live presentations is a N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) Audience Favourite Prize for a 2017/18 Fashion Focus finalist. After closed presentation sessions with judges, the Fashion Focus finalists will have the opportunity to present their business plans again but this time, to a live audience for the chance to be voted the Audience Favourite. The finalist with the highest votes from the audience will be awarded the Audience Favourite Prize of N1,000,000 (One Million Naira).

“Contributing to the growth of emerging designers is essential to the development of the industry, the Fashion Focus Programme was created for this reason and continues to exist extending our involvement to the entire African Continent, and exploring more ways to impact fashion entrepreneurs. We are excited to be expanding our reach this year, with not only one, but potentially four recipients who will benefit from a Ten Million Naira grant to support their business” said Omoyemi Akerele (Founder #LagosFW & Style House Files).

Fashion Focus Live is an initiative of Lagos Fashion Week and Style House Files, Supported by FETSWallet and Sunlight (Unilever).

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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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