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Heineken Lagos Fashion Week (LFW) returns for the eighth season from October 24th to 27th 2018 .

The biennial show, which takes place in Africa's largest city, has become an integral part of the global fashion calendar. Each year, the tents of Lagos Fashion Week buyers, media and fashionistas welcome the collections of young, emerging and leading designers from all over Africa.

Lagos Fashion Week is a leader in initiatives to support, empower and develop the fashion industry. Beyond the runway, the annual event provides a platform that is gradually repositioning fashion as a useful tool for trade and creativity in Nigeria.

This year, Lagos Fashion Week uses its annual Fashion Focus program to promote its work and commitment incubator support for emerging talents with the launch of Fashion Focus Africa. Founded in 2011, Fashion Focus (formerly the Young Designer of the Year) seeks to discover new talent and accelerate growth over a twelve-month period through mentoring and awarding a grant through the Fashion Focus Fund. This program, previously open only to Nigerian talents, will now leverage applications from across Africa

The Fashion Focus City Tours, which provide lectures in various cities, are supported by leading industry experts for emerging and emerging talent, expanding into other pan-African regions, an organic orientation with the introduction of Fashion Focus Africa. Tour locations include: Abuja, Enugu, Ghana, Lagos, Nairobi and Port-Harcourt

  Lagos Fashion Week

The founder of Style House Files (the organizers of Lagos Fashion Week), Omoyemi Akerele Speaking about the new direction of Fashion Focus,

"This is a natural progression for Fashion Focus, which opens up possibilities that the Fashion Focus program for up-and-coming talents across the continent offers with our commitment to develop the African fashion industry to ensure that it contributes significantly to the economy and intra African trade ".

Other programs :

  • Green Fashion Access – A competition aimed at Nigerian students to highlight the need to make sustainable choices in the Nigerian fashion industry while discovering raw fashion talents
  • Graduate Fashion Exchange – A series of wor kshops aim to empower fashion photographers and filmmakers in the Nigerian fashion scene
  • SHF Presents – Following our success last year, in cooperation with Nigeria Export Promotion Council, our access to Market Initiative in London, New York and 19659005] Milan
  • Africa House New York – An Initiative by Pangolin LLC – Africa House is a weeklong member club that hosts a vibrant network of politicians, thought leaders, business people, entrepreneurs, artists and designer, who all benefited from the economic, social or cultural development of Africa are.

#LFWNG Important data:

● Open applications – 1. July

– Fashion Focus Africa

– Green Fashion Access

– Graduate Fashion Exchange

● SHF presents x NEPC: July to September of 2018

● Fashion Focus City Tours: [19659027] 20th – August 31, 2018

● Runway Shows: 24. – October 27, 2018

● Fashion Business Series: [19659002] October 25, 2018

● Fashion Focus Talks: 26 th – 27 th October 2018

To stay up to date on Fashion Focus Applications and City Tours, please visit the social media sites @LagosFashionWeekOfficial and @StyleHouseFiles.

The Heineken Lagos Fashion Week is proudly sponsored by Style House Files, Heineken, Maybelline, FETS Wallet and Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).

For more information on #LagosFashionWeek, see www.lagosfashionweek. ng

For press inquiries, please contact press@lagosfashionanddesignweek.com

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