Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015 has unveiled the names of sixteen finalist from the Fashion Focus series while set to introduce an award for 'Outstanding Emerging Designer of the year' (in fashion and retail) for this year's event.

The fashion event currently in the fifth year revealed there will be an award to recognize a Fashion Focus Alumni who has gone ahead to do well in the retail and fashion world.

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The organizers also released the names of the finalists who were unveiled at a press cocktail event recently at the Heineken house in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The sixteen finalists who emerged from over a hundred applications selected across the country include:

1. Uchechi Arinze

2. Taiwo “Papa” Omisore

3. Emmanuel Weje

4. Deji Eniola

5. Ibrahim Aminu

6. Chikezie Daniel

7. Nura Ikhalea

8. Chukwuma Ekwerike

9. Victoria Ogwanighie

10. Ify Onyido

11. Chioma Igbokwe

12. Lovelyn Ita

13. Chinenyenwa Ekejiuba

14. Wager Ayu

15. Oisetohanmen Isinugben

16. Johnson Iyaye

The 16 finalists will participate in a comprehensive 3-day workshop  facilitated by ace photographers Kelechi AmadiObi, Lakin Ogunbanwo, Darren Blac, Nina Manandhar as well as stylists like Carri Munden, Dimeji Alara, Rebekah Roy, Tokyo James from 20th through 22nd October 2015 in partnership with revered institutions from Nigeria and the United kingdom.

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The 2015 Heineken Lagos fashion & Design Week is set for the 28th through 31st October 2015.

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