Winasbet Nigerian Student Fashion And Design. . .
Week 2015 has come and gone but the memories from the fashion week will not be forgotten anytime soon. The event is gradually becoming one of the biggest fashion events in Nigeria.
NSFDW took place at the Indoor sports hall of the University of Lagos on the 17th and 18th of
July 2015 and it had an impressive turn out of celebrities, fashionistas, students, buyers and the press.
Guest Judges Kola Kuddus, Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Tewa Onasanya and Onome Fasan were present to select the most creative designers from the over 30 emerging designers. 15 Universities were represented at this year’s edition.
Day One July 17th (Host- Saygee And Yemi Akamo)
Oyinyechi Amadi-Thompson the creative director of St O’MaaN an undergraduate of Wisconsin Intl University Ghana opened the show at about 7pm. The other designers were OLORIE MARTINS (Alumna Babcock University), BIBI LAWRENCE (Alumna Yabatech), LAYOLOOKS (Alumna Tolumi Fashion People), M O R A F A (Undergraduate, University of Lagos), JOYMARIE (National Open University of Nigeria), HOUSE OF ANNIE OTI (Obafemi Awolowo University), T.I.O Clothings (University of Lagos), and SHIRLEY SWISS (National Open University of Nigeria). Reigny King and Yung Ace thrilled the audience with musical performances. The show ended at exactly 10pm.
Day Two July 18th (Host- Saygee, Yemi Akamo, Skillz Unilag FM and
Ariyike Akinbobola Spice Tv)
The 2nd day opened with a pre gala show at 6:00pm with host Saygee and Yemi Akamo. Oluwafolakemi Aigbirior creative director of Fowal flair and Alumna of the Obafemi Awolowo University opened the show with her “Elegel” collection, other designers were OMIDAN by ENITAN (Undergraduate, Babcock University), LOVE’N’SAINTS FASHION HOUSE (Obafemi Awolowo University), CY’S FIT COUTURE (University of Technology Adamawa), SHIDARLbyDQ (University of Lagos), THERESA REEBS (Obafemi Awolowo University) and OBEAMPEH COUTURE (University of Ghana) closed the show.
There was a 30 minutes red carpet interlude with Tunrayo and Victoria
official redcarpet hosts for the night.
The Gala show started at about 8pm with ONOMENE COUTURE (Alumna Covenant University), opening the show with her “Spot Light” collection. Followed were designs from MESOBEN (Image Plus Design And Fashion School), AFRIK ABAYA (Alumna Bayero University Kano) O’KHIEMMS
COUTURE (Alumna Lagos State School of Nursing) KIDWIT (Alumna University of Sheffield), BLOKE OLUWAJIMI (University of Agriculture Abeokuta),BRANDELLE (Igbenedion University) AZARIEL (University of Lagos), PRECIOUS EYE FASHION (Alumna Lagos State University), CONAE INSIGNIA (Bells University) and OZA COUTURE (Babcock University).
Jhybo, Ola Dips and Toby Grey thrilled the audience with musical performances.
The judges announced Hauwa Liman of AFRIK ABAYA as the Most creative designer, the 1st runner up was Joymary Okafor of JOYMARIE & the 2nd runner up was Seun Morafa of M O R A F A. The Winner will have the platform to showcase at the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 with her showcase fee fully sponsored by AFWN. The top 3 designers will also enjoy massive publicity through NSFDW media networks.
In a brief chat with Mr Ololade Soyemi Business Analyst & Development Manager he said “Life is a rare opportunity to make your mark and create your own history by accomplishing real deeds in the face of impediments. Winasbet as lead/headline sponsor of NSFDW in the last 3years concurrently was glad to be part of the winning initiative aimed at driving youth and graduate entrepreneur development across tertiary institution in Nigeria. The goal of our partnership is to
oil/grease the wheel of wealth of Nigeria economy via youth and graduate entrepreneur skill acquisition.
The youths and graduates are promising Nigerian that have felt the pang of frustration and misery associated with the economy down turn engendered by unemployment. The vicious cycle of poverty is such that it can work to even mentally disempower youth, leaving them disenfranchised and disillusioned at the long term prospects for their lives in their home country.
However, we cannot all fold hands because of bad governance.
We must try to capture the minds of this youths at a very tender age and instil into them several opportunities that abounds in the environment Winasbet strongly believed to encourage high entrepreneurship patronage among our teeming of youth especially on viable micro and small businesses”.
NSFDW is an initiative of Uk/Nigerian based fashion promoting company;
BlackNBold Fashion House in partnership with Africa Fashion Week
London and Mahogany Productions.
Photocredit: Ojhay Photography, Oj Media and Studio 360