In anticipation of Fashion week in October, we welcome this years
Fashion Focus Talks kicks off this weekend in Nairobi, Kenya. Tagged “Building From Within”, the Fashion Focus Talks is a series of curated free talks to inspire African creatives of the need to work together towards achieving a sustainable economy. It will run from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September 2018.
On Sunday the 26th of August, Nairobi will host speakers Omoyemi Akerele (Founder, Style House Files and Lagos Fashion Week), Diana Opoti (Founder, Designing Africa Collective), Adebayo Oke-Lawal (Creative Director, Orange Culture), Sunny Dolat (Co-founder, The Nest Collective), and James Kahuri (Strategy and Financial Advisor) at the first city stop at the Tribe Hotel, Limuru Road, The Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya.
Speaking on the talks, Londe Thompson, Programme Director of Fashion Focus Africa & Fashion Focus Talks stated:
“The expansion to include Nairobi and Accra in our talks couldn’t have come at a better time when Fashion Focus Africa is opening its application to candidates all around Africa. Our goal is to provide as many young and emerging designers with enough knowledge to level the playing field in the fashion industry in Africa and the rest of the world.”
Fashion Focus City Tours is an initiative of Heineken Lagos Fashion Week in partnership with Style House Files, FetsWallet, Viva Boutique, Glitz Magazine, Avivere, and Designing Africa Collective.
Media Partners: BellaNaija Style, Pulse NG, Guardian Life, Konbini, Genevieve, George Britton, Glitz Africa, Business Day, and Ventures Africa.
City Tour speaker announcements for Lagos, Abuja, and Accra will be announced via @lagosfashionweekofficial Instagram page. Follow for all updates.
Attendance to all Fashion Focus City Tours is FREE.
Follow the link to register to attend http://lagosfashionweek.n
Other programs lined up:
Green Fashion Access - A competition aimed at Nigerian students, to begin to raise awareness of the need to make sustainable choices in the Nigerian fashion industry and simultaneously, to discover raw fashion talents
Graduate Fashion Exchange - A series of workshops targeted at empowering fashion photographers and filmmakers on the Nigerian fashion scene
SHF Presents - Following our success last year, in partnership with Nigeria Export Promotion Council, our access to market initiative will continue in London, New York and Milan
Africa House New York - An initiative by Pangolin LLC - Africa House is a week-long members’ club, convening a vibrant network of policy-makers, thought leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs, artists and designers, all of whom are vested in the economic, social or cultural development of Africa.
#LFWNG Important Dates:
● SHF Presents x NEPC: July to September 2018
● Fashion Focus City Tours: August 26 - September 2 2018
● Runway Shows: October 24 - 27 2018
● Fashion Business Series: October 25 2018