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Arise Magazine Fashion Week Lagos, officially kicks off today at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island till Sunday, 11th of March 2012.  The event starts off with the glamorous ‘Lighting of the Fashion Torch’ and ends on Sunday with the Arise Magazine Fashion Awards.  This is certainly a huge development in Nigeria.  All fashionistas would be attending this event either as a model, designer, stylist, buyer, fashion editor, fashion blogger, fashion writer and whatever fashion badge carried.  Expect to see 77 designers showcasing their talents – we can’t wait to share the runway pictures with you.  See the schedule below.

DAY ONE (TUESDAY, 06/03/2012)
12 – 4pm Press Registration/Ticketing Office Hours
4pm Lighting of the Fashion Torch
5pm Business of Fashion Seminar – Africa
6pm VIP Cocktail Reception (Invitation Only)

DAY TWO (WEDNESDAY, 07/03/2012)
12 – 4pm Press Registration/Ticketing Office Hours
4pm Phunk Afrique (Nigeria); Poisa (Kenya); House of Silk (Nigeria)
5pm Meena (Nigeria); Mustafa Hassanali (Tanzania); Amede (Nigeria)
6pm Femi Handbags (Nigeria); Jini Collections (Nigeria); Zooni (India)
7pm Taibo Bacar (Mozambique); Romero Bryan (UK/Jamaica)
8pm Imane Ayissi (France/Cameroon); Bridget Awosika (Nigeria); Frank Osodi For Bruno Creazioni (Nigeria)
9pm Closing Music Acts

DAY THREE (THURSDAY, 08/03/2012)
12– 4pm Press Registration/Ticketing Office Hours
4pm  House of Divas (Nigeria); Kaveke (Kenya); Kola Kuddus (Nigeria)
5pm Toju Foyeh (Nigeria); Loza Maléombho (US/Côte d’Ivoire); Re Bahia (UK/Nigeria)
6pm Paul Hervé Elisabeth (France/Martinique); Laquan Smith (US); Sandra Muendane (Portugal/Mozambique)
7pm David David (UK); Mai Atafo (Nigeria)
8pm Okunoren Twins (Nigeria); Gavin Rajah (South Africa)
9pm Closing Music Acts

DAY FOUR (FRIDAY, 09/03/2012)
9 – 11am Business of Fashion Seminar
12 – 4pm Press Registration/Ticketing Office Hours
4pm Davida (Nigeria); Jil (Ghana); House of Farrah (Nigeria)
5pm  Christie Brown (Ghana); Kezia Frederick (US/St Lucia); Buki Akib (UK/Nigeria)
6pm Madam Wokie (Sierra Leone); Eki Orleans (UK/Nigeria)
7pm Prey of London (UK); Sunny Rose (Nigeria/Thailand)
8pm Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (Nigeria); Amrapali (India)
9pm Closing Music Acts

DAY FIVE (SATURDAY, 10/03/2012)
1pm Maki Oh (Nigeria)
2pm House of Nwocha (Nigeria); Adama-Paris (Senegal/France)
3pm Kiki Kamanu (US/Nigeria); Karolyne Ashley (US/Bahamas); Kinabuti (Italy/Nigeria)
4pm Ejiro Amos-Tafiri (Nigeria); Prajje 1983 (US/Haiti); Clan (Nigeria)
5pm Ohema Ohene (UK/Ghana); Amine Bendriouich Couture & BS (Germany/Morocco); Iconic Invanity (Nigeria)
6pm Laurenceairline (France/Côte d’Ivoire); U.Mi-1 (UK/Nigeria); Mataano (US/Somalia)
7pm Jacob Kimmie (UK/South Africa); Tsemaye Binitie (UK/Nigeria); Odio Mimonet (Nigeria)
8pm PPQ (UK/South Africa); Tiffany Amber (Nigeria)
9pm Closing Music Acts

DAY SIX – (SUNDAY, 11/03/2012)
2pm Kastle Design & Treasure Chest (US/Ghana); Vonne Couture (Nigeria); Viv La Resistance (Nigeria)
3pm Bestow Elan (UK/Ghana); Kiki Clothing (Ghana); Grey (Nigeria)
4pm Nkwo (UK/Nigeria); Gloria Wavamunno (Uganda); Duaba Serma (Ghana)
5pm Koke (Bostwana/India); Funlayo Déri (UK/Nigeria); The Vessel. by Lois (US/Jamaica)
6pm William Okpo (US/Nigeria); Telfar (US/Liberia)
7pm PetrouMan (US/Europe); Jewel by Lisa (Nigeria)
8pm Kluk CGDT (South Africa); Ozwald Boateng (UK/Ghana); Arise Magazine Fashion Awards
10pm Closing Music Acts

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