As we prepare for the fifth anniversary of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, we look forward to the formation of African designers from different countries showcasing on our runway for our 2018 edition.
Meet some of the designers on our line up.
Congolese designer, Adriana Talansi’s dream became reality in 2014 when she launched her first collection “Simple and Sublime” in Angola. She remains inspiring young ladies in her home country to follow their dreams especially in the fashion world by breaking barriers most designers in Congo have not dared to. She went on to become head stylist for Miss Cabinda pageant in Angola and was recognized for her fashion excellence in Brazza Fashion Night in 2014.
Her fashion house TALANSI has become a fast rising fashion brand in Congo. She has showcased on several runways like Runway Dubai Season 5 (2017), Africa Fashion Week London 2017 and more.
Bushai Weave is a menswear fashion label in Ghana that creates well-tailored addressing the style needs of the Afro gentlemen.The fashion label has over the years showcased on a number of runways such as the Mercedes Benz Africa Fashion Week, Glitz Africa Fashion Week, Accra Men’s Fashion week, Nigeria Fashion week a lot others.
The label founded by Shaibu Abdullah intends to give the public authentic clothing, homemade fabrics and quality finishing touches.
DEL AFRICA FASHION
Del Africa Fashion House has become a household in the fashion industry. The fashion label has showcased on various runways like Africa Utopia Fashion Show London, Accra Fashion Week Ghana, Nigeria Television Fashion Show Nigeria, Africa Fashion Week Nigeria. They provide exceptional aesthetic designed clothing for local/international market. They combine unique blend of African fabrics and designs to produce clothing and accessories of international standard for both local and export purposes.
The Creative director Fidelis Usigbe is a member of FADAN (Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria) has a 9-year track record and leadership training skills with various NGO’s, Entrepreneurship training with Jos Business School, Internship with the National Assembly. We train and equip youths with the necessary skills that will enable them start-up a sustainable fashion business.
Africouture Clothing is a creative fashion house for modern day women and men who enjoy couture and contemporary pieces. Her designs are African inspired with western aesthetic.
She started designing at an early age but started her career professionally in fashion design in 2012 after completing a course in fashion construction & design at the Lusaka Business and Technical College (lBTC).
She has showcased her designs at numerous fashion shows and a high point in her career was showcasing her collection for United Nations (UN) First Ladies dinner gala in Livingston during the United Nations World Tourism Organization(UNWTO) conference which was held in Zambia.
TM Clothing Line is about image and its connection to personality; it is about standing out amongst the crowd. They are about style, sportswear, and casual-wear fashion that leaves you feeling cool all the time.
“We are your perfect choice in winter, summer, autumn and spring; we are your all season clothing choice. We were inspired the everyday Namibian, and thinking wouldn’t it be great if we can have a clothing line when you walk down the street people are eager to show it off wear I with pride. We were inspired things like our climate, whatever season or weather the TM brand will have clothing for any casual occasion.
We are about connecting with people from all walks of life and our brand is an epitome of the young, old, mature, today’s generations and the future. We identify with and cater for that innocent girl, the naughty, the cool guys and girls as well as the modern fashionista. Excellent brand and proudly Namibian brand clothing line“.
TM Clothing was founded by Mike Nghipunya and Hendrick Muatara.
Revel is an online lingerie store born out of love to provide Nigerian and African women the perfect lingerie experience. No matter what personality or body shape, Revel is in its mission to offer you premium fit. Revel is an ode to every woman, who is versatile and in control.
For a woman who is diverse and wears many hats everyday, a touch of perfection is what Revel provides.
SAVE THE DATE
6th – 8th July 2018
National Arts Theatre
Doors open from 10am on Friday and 11am on Saturday for Exhibition
Friday Catwalk Shows: 4pm & 7pm
Saturday Catwalk Shows: 1pm, 5pm & 7pm
Saturday – Peoples Runway: 3pm
The National Arts Theatre is a multi-purpose national monument for the preservation, presentation and promotion of Nigerian arts and culture.
Described as an architectural masterpiece by many, The National Arts Theatre is a cultural landmark located in the heart of Lagos. It has been the host place for a number of national and international activities, including musical concerts, dramas, dances, film shows, symposium, exhibitions, workshops and event sports.
ABOUT AFRICA FASHION WEEK NIGERIA
Africa Fashion week Nigeria a social enterprise that provides a platform to help promote Nigerian & African brands through worldwide visibility and distribution and manufacturing. We focus on empowerment, creating jobs and supporting education and skills training in fashion
As Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2018 celebrates five outstanding years in Nigeria, fashion week has over the years successfully built a platform for emerging and renowned fashion designers in Africa to showcase exquisite and creative pieces depicting our African heritage and culture through fashion.