Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 begins tomorrow

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-06-30 16:30:00 – Africa

Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) 2016, set to be one of the biggest fashion shows in Africa with the theme ‘’Connecting Africa’’ this year’s event which holds from July 1-3, takes off tomorrow with the Textile and Garment Manufacturing Conference. Africa Fashion Week Nigeria has a reputation for being a meeting point of luxury and innovation in the African fashion industry.

The organizers revealed that about 60 designers from across Africa, will be showcasing their latest designs at this year’s event. The 2nd and 3rd July will feature catwalk shows from emerging and established designers, with an influx of designers, buyers and exhibitors on display.

The conference which is first of its kind is expected to bring industry experts together under one roof, to deliberate on ways of maximizing the potentials within the fashion industry so as to enhance the economic fortunes of the nation.

The AFWN launched in 2014, a sister event to the Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) was founded by Ronke Ademiluyi, to project Africa and her creativity to the world. The objective of the event is to project young undiscovered talents in Africa to the world. The show was created in Nigeria to provide a platform for designers who can’t afford to travel to London to showcase their designs; their aim at AFWN is to see them through.

Mr. Lucky Idike of the Bank of Industry, sponsors of this year’s show speaking at the event said that the Bank of Industry is collaborating with Africa Fashion Week Nigeria because, Africa Fashion Week is an industry platform, designed to grow the textile and fashion industry in Nigeria.

BelloEdu, the fashion brand designed to amplify esteem and lust for life, launches their new 2016 collection and will be the only Ghanaian fashion house showcasing at African Fashion Week Nigeria.

The Africa Fashion Week Nigeria will be held at the Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island.

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