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Organizers of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 have revealed workshops and panel discussions would be added to this year's lineup.

READ: Open call to designers to showcase at this year's edition of AFWN

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Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016

 

The AFWN 2016 set to originally include 5 Catwalk Shows, 50 Designers  and a Fashion Gala & Awards Night  and panel discussions aimed at promoting Nigeria as a production hub.

For the 2016 edition, there are plans to open a fashion hub in Nigeria, to host student workshops, provide internships, scholarships and short coursework to develop talent and also help designers produce their fashion collection and build their own design business.

READ: Call for designers, sponsors, media partners as foremost fashion showcase, AFWN announces dates

Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is a social enterprise that provides a platform to help promote Nigerian and brands through worldwide visibility and distribution and manufacturing. We focus on empowerment, creating jobs and supporting education and skills training in fashion.

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Africa Nigeria Fashion Week 2016 Sponsors

 

The first edition launched in May 2014, was created by Ronke Ademiluyi, also the founder of Africa Fashion Week London.. The core mission of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is empowerment through fashion, to create jobs through fashion, to support education in fashion and develop skills training and capacity development in the fashion industry.

To see fashion in Nigeria grow and be recognized as a multi-million pound industry as it is in the UK, We hope that it contributes to GDP like in the UK where fashion is a million pond industry.

The core aim of the fashion week is to provide platforms for new/emerging talent, who would otherwise not have the means to gather attention and awareness on their own.

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Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 from July 1st- 3rd 2016 with the Africa Fashion Week London set for Sept, 2016.

 

The AFWN platform allow the global audience to see what Nigerian and African Fashion is all about, and contribute to its growth for creativity to grow.

The panel discussions will include the following topics:

FINANCING OPTIONS

VALUE SUPPLY CHAIN

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING & MACHINERY

MANUFACTURING PROCESS

QUALITY & STANDARDIZATION & PRODUCTION FOR INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS.

SETTING UP A FASHION BUSINESS IN NIGERIA- THE LOGISTICS

PRESS, BRANDING & MARKETING

RETAILING OF MADE IN NIGERIA FASHION PRODUCTS

TRENDS & UNDERSTANDING THE GLOBAL MARKET

TEXTILES- THE OPTIONS & QUALITIES IN NIGERIA.

Details:

Date - 1st-3rd July 2016.

Venue - Eko Hotel & Suites.

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