Lagos State is certainly prepared to host the first ever Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN), themed, ‘The Iconic Catwalk Shows’.
The State government has announced the pre-events for the occasion, which is being held in partnership with the AFWN team.
AFWN will hold at the National Theatre on the 1st of April and Tinubu Square on the 2nd of April 2017.
According to the government, ‘The Iconic Catwalk’ pre-events for the AFWN will spotlight talented designers expressing how traditional culture brings modern spirit to fashion against the splendor of these heritage sites.
The Governor Akinwumi Ambode-led administration explained that the events are meant to form an opportunity for viewers and participants to gain insights, appreciate the beauty and versatility of the Nigerian fabrics and fashion.
“The events are also an opportunity for us to show the world a glimpse of our rich heritage and culture. Clothing and accessories are inseparable from culture and what better way to express this than through these iconic location events,” says the government.
The Founder of the Africa Fashion Week London and Nigeria, Ms. Ronke Ademiluyi and her team also expressed excitement with their decision to host the event in some of Lagos’ historical locations.
“These exciting events will provide a unique platform for the media to interact with the designers and the State to share its vision for the fashion and tourism industry,” she says.
Ms Ademiluyi notes that the objective of AFW, based in London and Nigeria, is to create an enabling platform across the globe where creative African designers and fashion entrepreneurs can showcase the beauty and creativity of Africa through their designs and costumes.
She says, “Africa Fashion Week is strongly committed to promoting and positioning African designers within the global fashion space, especially up and coming designers. AFWN is unleashing the ‘Power of Africa’ in the fashion industry. We aim to build appreciation for Africa and increase Africa fashion footprints across the globe.”
Accelerate TV will be live on each location to bring all the juicy details, pictures and behind the scenes reports.
Written By Ugochi Obiajunwa