Lagos – It was 3 unforgettable days of glamour and razzmatazz as Legendary Gold Limited in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture & National Orientation and the World Fashion Organization hosted in Lagos, Nigeria the 9th edition of the Nigeria Fashion Week.
This year’s edition featured 53 designers and 48 exhibitors from 24 countries. Some of the designers that showed their collection included Frank Osodi, Adebayo Jones, Kosibah Creation, Mai Atafo, Zizi Cardow, Kiki Kamanu, Alexandro D’amico-Milan, Fred Eboka- Johanesburg, Wangujeans-Copenhague, Estella Couture-Washington DC, Frankoo designs-Darres Salaam, Kipusa Clothing-Nairobi, B’Exotic-Accra, Trinite S.A by Zinnia-Bangkok, Helen Apreala-Milan, Alexandre Alexandre-Maputo, Angybell Creation-Abidjan, Nafytoo- Dakar and Omaks Designs-Washington, DC.
For the first time in any fashion event in Nigeria, the Nigeria Fashion Week welcomed international buyers. They included the Milan based Camera Buyer Moda who runs over 120 shops in Europe. Also in attendance was the Sak Brand Group which is one of the largest accessory companies in the United States. It has outlets in 4,500 departmental stores in the United States and is sold across the globe in 24 international markets. Some of its outlets include Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Belk, Neiman, JC Penny, Sears, Nordstrom, Jaks Fifth Avenue etc. Also in attendance was the Australian based TCF Global Group. They have some of the biggest marketing networks in Asia like China, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and around the world.
Following the theme of the Nigeria Fashion Week 2012 ‘Going Green 2’, there was the ‘going green collection’ on the 2nd day of the fashion week.. Since last year, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of the Environment, the NFW has been drawing awareness to climate change issues. This year, most of the designers participating in the fashion week contributed garments and accessories made from recycled materials to the ‘going green collection’. Environmental activist, Desmond Majekodunmi was Special Guest/Speaker at the ‘going green collection’
The Nigeria Fashion Week 2012 kicked off with a networking cocktail at the Moorhouse, Ikoyi. It enabled participating designers, international buyers, local and international press, event partners and top celebrities to network.
Nigeria Fashion Week 2012 paid homage to recently demised top designer, Remi Lagos who passed on a week before. As a result, each of the 6 runway shows observed a minute silence in her honour. Also, Frank Osodi’s collection was dedicated to her.
Partners of this year’s event included Moorhouse, Rossonero jewelry & wristwatch, Chevrolet, Ibis Hotel, SAKR Power group, Next Generation Luxury, Prime Chinese, Noah’s Ark, Europa Regina, Ovation International, City People, Encomium, Soundcity, ON TV, Spice TV, Cool FM, Wazobia Fm, Trendy Africa, Naija Fm, Da Viva, Carthago, Make Me Beauty Place, Planet One, Pages, Lufthansa, Villa Picasa, Connect Nigeria, Rhapsody & Red Bull etc
The Nigeria Fashion Week 2012’s after event party was hosted at the Grotto fashion night club.
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