The fair which had over 50 leather designers in attendance held on the 3rd & 4th of June at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Day 3 Exhibitions, masterclasses, a workshop and a finale runway show which officially closed the Lagos Leather Fair. Masterclasses included; A conversation with the Lady Cobblers: Overcoming the challenges by Tosin dekalu (CEO Lady Cobbler) and Tokunbo Onagoruwa (CEO City Cobbler) hosted by Adeola Azeez (Founding member, WIMBIZ)Repositioning your brand for the Global Market by Nelly Wandji (Founder of Moonlook Paris) hosted by Isioma Onochie- Aihie (CEO of Grey Velvet stores) The workshop by Robert Gussoni (Development consultant at the ModaPelle Academy) was very practical and hands on as he taught guests a lesson in handbag design and construction.
The finale runway show themed, ‘The leather Collective’, presented leather masterpieces from 3 different designers; Jane Michael, Samuel Noon, Wanger Ayu and a surprise show from Femi Handbags.
The Lagos Leather Fair supported the Made in Nigeria initiative by providing a platform for business linkages and collaborations that will ultimately change the narrative within the Nigerian leather industry.