Lagos Fashion Week (LFWNG) is an annual multi-day fashion event founded in 2011 by Omoyemi Akerele.
Lagos Fashion Week is a fashion platform that drives the Nigerian and ultimately, the African fashion industry; by bringing together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria.
Lagos Fashion Week details
Genre: Fashion Week
Begins: 24 October 2018
Ends: 27 October 2018
Location(s): Lagos Nigeria
Founder: Omoyemi Akerele
Activity: Exhibitions Fashion Shows Master classes
Organised by: Style House Files
As a leading fashion event on the African fashion calendar, Lagos Fashion Week leads the way with initiatives that supports, strengthens and develops the fashion industry.
Beyond the runway, the annual event provides a physical platform that’s gradually repositioning fashion as a useful tool for commerce and creativity in Nigeria.
Lagos Fashion Week has also expanded its scope of works by creating two main platforms that run concurrently with Fashion week – Fashion Business Series and Fashion Focus.
The former offering industry master classes and the latter providing incubation support for emerging talents. LFWNG also advocates for the industry with the government as well as potential investors.
The Multi-day fashion week first took place in 2011 and was well received by both Nigerian designers and fashion enthusiasts.
The 2012 event was organized by MTN Group and the 2018 event is being sponsored by Heineken, Other sponsors include British Council, and Fetswallet.
The platform aims to cut across geographic and culture barriers and position itself as a business of fashion and design event targeted at showcasing the best of the fashion and design industry, drive the fashion in Nigeria industry and ultimately uplift its profile within the economy.
Importance of Lagos Fashion Week
Lagos Fashion Week (LagosFW) is a fashion platform that drives the Nigerian and ultimately, the African fashion industry; by bringing together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of designers at a four day event in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria.
Lagos Fashion Week Activities:
Runway Shows and Presentations featuring new season collections from designers
Fashion Focus Africa – talent discovery initiative that creates access to Fashion Focus Fund, knowledge transfer, information exchange, networking opportunities and access to market
Fashion Business Series to facilitate conversations with key players from the Nigerian and Pan African industries and beyond, as a useful tool for exchanging ideas, networking and developing the fashion industry.
Green Access – Talent discovery with a vision to encourage designers to create social, economic and environmentally sustainable fashion brands
Visual Makers Fellowship – Created to empower budding filmmakers and photographers with workshops and masterclasses
LagosFW Showrooms – Access to shop some of your favorite fashion brands.
After parties – an opportunity to experience Lagos’ night life and connect with some of Africa’s finest creatives in a relaxed environment.
Lagos, the Lagos Fashion Week host city is an attraction itself. A metropolitan island that’s home to 17.5 to 20million people, features an interesting mix of people, culture and is fast becoming the melting pot for creative talents and business in Africa.
Participants, designers and visitors alike can expect a diversified and interactive platform to maximize their exposure within and beyond their industry circle and open gateways for more business opportunities.