Africa Fashion Week Nigeria Season one is divided into two events happening on the same day. The first show will be in the afternoon while the gala show will be later in the evening. The afternoon pre- Gala show will be showcasing a cross section of brands including Isi Atagamen, Buchiver, Dé Laurels, YCR, Evelyn -Rose di omimi, IJC collections, Afrikanus by Rui Lopes, AAMAA a la Mode, Elikem The Tailor,Magnetic Elegance[ME], Long feet boutique, Faerens, Jazz Effect,Yon Seno, Belois Couture, Mademoiselle Anglaia, Meg Alabi. These designers will be showcasing their full collections at Africa Fashion Week Nigeria on a sponsored show, funded by AFWN’s sponsors.
The evening Gala fashion showcase will feature designers Elegante by Tiannahs styling, Yutees, Zarita Couture, Dyzn ,House of Marie, Emos Ejiro, Didi Creations, Big Ben, Raymona, Queen E collection, Awe Dzyn, AFT, Lines by Chaab,Style by Adesuwa,BA’AN WURE,St Eves. The climax of the evening will be a special inspiring showcase by Veteran Designer Princess Abba Folawiyo of Labanella Couture which will end the runway show.
Speaking on the AFWN runway shows, the founder and CEO Africa Fashion Week London and Nigeria, Ronke Ademiluyi reassured Nigerians that the show will not only be a success, but it will foster a paradigm shift towards the perception of fashion design as an instrument of economic reconstruction.
According to her: “The first edition of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is set be a successful one. We have such a diverse cross section of designers participating, showcasing the great talent coming out of Nigeria & Africa as a whole at the moment. We intent to create a generation of Brand New Nigerian Designers by need analysis which is identifying what the young up coming designers need and creating a method of assisting them into becoming sustainable brands We are confident that this will positively impact on the economic growth of Nigeria”
Opening Hours for AFWN on the 18th May 2014
The Pre-Gala showcase at Africa Fashion Week Nigeria will be open from 1pm -4pm on 18th May 2014 and AFWN will close with the Fashion Gala at 6.30pm on the 18th May at the Eko Hotel, Adetokunbo, Ademola, Victoria Island. Lagos Nigeria