Le Reve Events, the creators behind the hit stage production, Music Meets Runway (MMR), have announced preparations for this year’s event scheduled to take place in just a few months at the Eko Hotel Expo Center, Victoria Island.
Music Meets Runway has set an unparalleled bar with not one but two successful shows; fusing haute couture and buzz-worthy performances from some of the best artistes and upcoming designers in Nigeria. This third season will be called ‘The MMR Icons Edition’, this year the team choose to spotlight, recognise and honor the most amazing and undisputed Fashion & Music ICONS that have changed the industry and put Nigeria proudly on the world map.
“It’s our third year anniversary so we wanted to do something very inspiring, prestigious and glamorous!” says Jennifer Olize, the producer of MMR. “We want our guests to enjoy every second of the event and leave with a memorable experience. This season our expectations are high and the bar will be unparalleled. So expect nothing but the very best!”
Last year was nothing short of spectacular with the gorgeous Tanzanian model, Millen Magese and Oliver Twist crooner D’banj chosen as the hosts of the show.
Upcoming designers in the fashion industry like April by Kunbi, Kimono Kollection, Tiannah Styling, Nkili, Andrea Iyamah, David Bowler, Shakara Couture, Eclectic by Sasha, Rebahia and Moofa to name a few gave us timeless runway looks that we still see on red carpets today.
Similarly, Wizkid, Naeto C, D’banj, May-D and Iyanya got the audience on their feet as they performed their hit singles on the MMR stage.
The Iconic designer, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi closed the show with Dbanj performing alongside. It was truly an amazing fuse of Fashion and Music.
Selected guests were invited to the Music Meets Runway Pre-Party sponsored by Ciroc Premium Vodka, which took place two days before the main event and was deemed by attendees as the most entertaining party of the year.
Who will host this season? What artistes will be performing and which designers will be showcasing their pieces on the runway? Stay tuned, because the journey has only begun!
THIS YEAR THE THEME OF MUSIC MEETS RUNWAY
Rationale of the Black Panther and the Iron Musical Throne
The Black Panther signifies power, struggle, freedom and empowerment of the black race. MMR 2013 is celebrating Music & Fashion Icons who have been recognized internationally and as such have put us (Nigeria) on the world map. “Panthers” are known for their extra-terrestrial strength and these iconic pioneers are determined men and women who are not only passionate but believe in hard work.
The Iron Throne represents the political relationship between both fields (fashion and music) metaphorically. Fashion has always needed music to get to a certain level of acceptance by the public. And this year, as seen in “THE GAME OF THRONES”, MMR is filled with suspense, intrigue and lots of power; the Fashion Gurus will literally ride on music to showcase their inherent creativity.
Watch the MMR 2013 Icons Edition Teaser here
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Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi
Graphics: Emeka Ihejirika
Accessories: Le Reve Pieces
Head Piece: Ene Lawani
Hair: Lo’Lavita Hair
Stylist: MMR Creative Team (Adebayo Oke-Lawal; Kike Soyode; Bubu Ogisi. Assisted by Noble Ezeala and Ian Auddifren)
Make Up: MMR Creative Team (Joyce Jacob Beauty)
Gold Dress: House of Nwocha | Red Dress: April By Kunbi | White Dress: Weddings by Mai | Black Dress: Mai Atafo Inspired | Black Suit: Mai Atafo Inspired
Models: Nkem Okorofor | Makida Moka | Uju Nwobodoh | Seyi Adetayo | Victor Kwe
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