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.

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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.

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.