The Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 team revealed exciting things to look forward to this year when they visited the Pulse TV studio recently...
The Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 (AFWN 2016) is set to kick off on July 1st through 3rd 2016 and it's gearing up to be the biggest fashion showcase with at least sixty (60) designers from different parts of the world presenting their latest collection.
The organizers unveiled Yemi Alade as the ambassador for 2016 revealing her love for a blend of Africa style as top reasons she made the face of the annual fashion event.
The team; Yetunde Ogunnubi; PR Communications for AFWN, Jide 'JReason' Adedeji, Mary Jane; GM of Zaron Cosmetics and more sponsors of the upcoming event visited the Pulse TV studio recently and apart from introducing Zaron Cosmetics as official makeup partner, Da Viva as official textile partner and more designers from Nigeria and beyond, the AFWN team revealed things to look forward to this year.
1. 60 Designers to showcase
The AFWN 2016 will see sixty (60) designers from Nigeria and beyond showing their collection on the runway at the 3-day event. Set to be the fashion show with the largest showcase of designers, the initial 50 designers set to showcase were bumped up to 60 to accommodate others willing to show this year.
2. Trainings and seminars
For the first time ever, the AFWN 2016 will open with a conference with participants cutting across all interests in fashion. Resource persons from the fashion industry, finance, business and so on will take people through the business of fashion.
3. Dramatic presentations/showcase
The team revealed designers have interesting presentations lined up for the event, think artsy effects brought to life, dramatic pieces on the runway, models going wild and other interesting factors to make the showcases memorable.
4. Unexpected/ unique beauty trends
The team revealed people's mind will be blown at the makeup artistry for this year. Mary Jane, GM of Zaron Cosmetics revealed they are working closely with the designers this year to create mindblowing mood boards that will inspire beauty trends after watching the show.
5. A young designer of the year set to take on international runways
The AFWN team revealed a young designer will be 'introduced to the international world' this year. The designer of the year will be chosen and will be supported/sponsored on to present at international shows.