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LFDW 2017 This year's edition kicks off with Fashion Focus Talks across Nigeria

Heineken LFDW 2017 kicks off with Fashion Focus Talks across states in Nigeria with Eku Edewor, Omoyemi Akerele, Tsemaye  Binitie as speakers...

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The Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2017 kicked off with the Fashion Focus talks on 7th through 11th August 2017.

Themed 'From Passion To Profit', top influencers including Eku Edewor, Ezinne Chinkata, George Okoro, Kelechi Amadi Obi, Ink Eze, Omoyemi Akerele, Tsemaye  Binitie, Yummie Ogbebor, and Zara Odu all shared personal experiences on how to make fashion a sustainable business.

The talks hosted in Enugu, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos kicks off the 7th edition of the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week set to hold in October.

Ink Eze, Tsemaye Binitie,  Eku Edewor play

(L-R) Ink Eze, Tsemaye Binitie and Eku Edewor at the LFDW Fashion Focus Talks

(Style House Files)


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The Fashion Talk "was geared towards opening the minds of aspiring creatives in the fashion industry and those alike, whilst creating a space to network with like minds and influencers", a rep for LFDW shares.

Speaking on how to build a business beyond creativity in Enugu, Omoyemi Akerele, Founder #HLFDW, emphasised the importance of being deliberate and intentional as part of a strategy for building a visible, desirable and profitable business.

Top celebrity stylist and fashion consultant Ezinne Chinkata expressed the need for constant training in order to attain excellence.

play George Okoro (L), Zara Odu (R) at the LFDW Fashion Focus Talks

In Abuja and Portharcourt, there was an underlining sub-theme of vision and identity where panelists spoke on how to be successful in business through authenticity and passion.

Whether you have a business or a 9-5 job, work hard to stand out" Ink Eze, Founder AsoEbi Bella stated at the Lagos edition.

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Attendees from this year's edition were thrilled to gain more insight into alternative ways of making their passion more profitable to them. They expressed sincere gratitude to have been part of the talks and are already looking forward to the next edition.

Ada of Adaz fabrics, who attended the talk in Enugu stated “The talks were indeed well curated as it gave us tools and pointers as creatives in the fashion industry. We talked about identity gaps/voids to fill, challenges in the creative industry and how to overcome them. I was so grateful to be part of it”.

This year's edition of Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week will hold on the 25th through 28th October 2017 in Lagos.

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