Celebrity stylist Jane Michael Ekanem launches a styling school in Lagos! See what the students got up to at the maiden edition.
The stylist and creative director who debuted her eponymous brand over the weekend at the Lagos Leather Fair officially launches her School of Styling in Lagos where she takes budding stylists through the rudiments of styling.
The maiden edition held on 13th & 20th May 2017 at the Jane Michael Studio in Lagos with the fashion entrepreneur tutoring students in Basics of Styling, Ethics of Styling, Skill of Improvisation, Business of Styling, and a Practical Session as part of an Intensive Fashion Styling Certification Course to kick off the school’s maiden set of styling classes.
The practical session of the Intensive Fashion Styling Course involved a 3-step project that saw the students styling celebrities Okiemute Ighorodje, Bolanle Olukanni and Aderonke Adefalujo and as their respective muses in groups A, B, and C respectively.
"For the longest time during my earlier years as a stylist, I had always wished there would have been some form of training I could have benefited from. As my skill and appreciation for my craft grew, it became paramount that I create a center of learning that can properly guide young styling creatives to achieving their dream of starting fashion conversations through proper selection and arrangement of fashion pieces. It is our hope that by employing industry experience through professional educators in guiding a stylist’s dream, we can foster every student’s distinctive style nature, educating them on how to challenge set patterns and define the future of fashion styling" Jane Michael Ekanem shares about launching the school of styling.
"The conception of the School of Styling Lagos aptly epitomizes it as the fashion school for style visionaries. A truly modern styling institute that tailors learning in accordance with the interests and needs of each student who is enthusiastic about fashion styling. Through innovative practical approach across all channels of learning, the School of Styling operates with a goal to nurture budding and already existing styling careers to create a movement of skilled style professionals, from Africa to the world.
School of Styling will run periodically taking on a limited number of students to ensure effective tutoring and hands-on practical training in an elaborate styling curriculum" she shares.
See the students' final styling results and more in the gallery below. Visit the school website on http://www.schoolofstyling.com.ng/
Theme: The Afro-Grecian Look
Muse: Okiemute Ighorodje @theokiemute
Student Stylists: Ojeme Eva @dru_jaeger, Funmi Sanda @flakeebob, Obajimi Adura @adoorah__,Edobor Faith @faithiyosayiedobor, Ihekuna Oluchukwu @oluchi_i
Makeup: Elizabeth @charmcastaa
Theme: Afro Urban Look With A Twist of Pop Culture
Muse: Bolanle Olukanni @bolinto
Student Stylists: Akomolafe Ifedotun @dottiewyne, Udeme Asian @udeme_, Omoloye Esther @cutetutu2, Okafor Kosiso @khossie_o
Makeup: Adaora Lilian Okoli @cutisbytinastpatrick
Theme: Sex & The City
Muse: Aderonke Adefalujo @therealrhonkefella
Student Stylists: Eric Nwankwo @erykbarbz, Okafor Ifeoma @theifeoma, Toro Adedeji @jeshusare, Olamide Rufai @orlamideh, Obiajulu Unokiwedi @ms_obiajulu
Makeup: Aderonke Adefalujo @rhonkefellamakeover
Dean of Faculty: Jane Michael Ekanem @janemichaelekanem
Styling Assistant: Chinonso Raymond @chinonsoraymond
Brand Manager: Justin Ukaegbu @just.inlagos
Brand Strategist: Bolaji Ajayi @b2datj
Content Creator: Nanya Konwea @theladychief1
Photography: Ayodeji Praise @praiz32
Video: Somto Onubogu @schucksmedia