The third edition of the Lagos Fashion and Design Week got off to a fantastic and show-stopping opening at the Ocean view Restaurant, VI, Lagos.
The 4-day event which was powered by Nigeria’s leading telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria together with Guaranty Trust Bank, Style House Files and the British Council Nigeria has become the Mecca for all fashionistas in Nigeria to show off their trendy outfits.
The show offered a combination of fashion and design-focused activities, talent hunt for international modelling contracts and Young Designer of the Year as well as exhibitions of creative works ranging from arts, interior designs, photography, and architecture to
technology, among others.
Speaking on why they decided to sponsor the show for the third consecutive year, General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN Nigeria, Mr. Kola Oyeyemi, said the show is aimed at grooming young designers and entrepreneurs by injecting fresh ideas into the local fashion and
style industry and facilitating their steady movement up the ranks to revolutionize the industry.
20 shortlisted young designers from the ages of 21 to 30; who were selected from a vigorous screening process across the country competed to create a collection for the MTN Young Designer Awards 2013 where the winner Igwedinma Rodney Ememka, Creative Director of McMekawa, received a cash prize of N4, 000,000.
Designers Ella & Gabby, Samson Shoboye, Wiezdum Franklyn, Christie Brown, Wana Sambo, Xclamations, Orente Ayaoba, Alter Ego, Kola Kuddus, Kinabuti, Sunny Rose & Valerie David lined up to showcase their collections on the opening night which was attended by industry
players, renowned designers and models.
Nkiru Anumudu, Executive Director, Globe Motors Ltd, Eunice Efole, Stephanie Okereke Linus and Fade Ogunro were some of the faces present at the glam opening show.
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