Lagos fashion week held it’s press cocktail in preparation for this year’s fashion week. Africa gears up for Heineken Lagos Fashion Week as Fashion Focus Africa semi finalists are announced.
Lagos Fashion Week will return for its 8th edition this year from October 24th – 27th 2018.
Heineken Lagos Fashion Week is the leading event on the African Fashion calendar, bringing thousands of fashion experts, enthusiasts and media across the continent and beyond together. This season’s event will feature over 50 designers showcasing their Spring/Summer 2019 collections as well as the Fashion Business Series, #LagosFWRetail in partnership with #SheTrades, Visual Makers Fellowship with Canon, Green Access Showcase with Fayrouz x Garment Care and Heineken Live Your Music After Party.
The Heineken Lagos Fashion Week press cocktail took place to announce plans for this year’s event. The cocktail began with a short message by Obabiyi Fagade, Senior Brand Manager of Heineken, talking about Heineken’s commitment to inspiring African consumers to break boundaries through the LFW platform. He also expressed his excitement for LFW guests to experience the Heineken hospitality suite as well as Live Your Music.
Fashion Focus Alumni, and Fashion Focus x FETS Wallet Fund recipient, Emmy Kasbit was also present, sharing his experience of the incubator programme, he said, “Fashion Focus has been a great journey so far. The fund has helped propel my brand forward in such a short period of time through business mentorship and global opportunities, this has only been possible with the support of the Fashion Focus platform which continuously facilitates positioning my brand globally”.
Excited at the opportunity to continue to impact young African creatives and businesses, the 2018/19 Fashion Focus Africa Semi Finalists who will be going through to the interview stages have been selected, and they are:
-Mohammed Jafaru Larry fromGhana
-Linda Mukangoga from Rwanda
-Katungulu Mwendwa from Kenya
-Tayo, Tola and Tope Alakija from Lagos
-Amali Curtis from Lagos
-Moses Turahirwa from Rwanda
-Ilse-Naolila Teixeira from Angola
-Nelly Emerald Aboagye from Ghana
-Jasleen Matharu from Kenya
-Eidusi Patrick Eromosele from Lagos
Interviews will be conducted during Lagos Fashion Week.
Omoyemi Akerele – Founder #LFWNG, rounded up the press cocktail thanking the commitment of sponsors and reiterating the objective of the #HLFW18 platform and the growing need to engage the Pan-African fashion industry to promote skills acquisition and commerce that can catalyze economic growth.