Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion and Design Week (GT Bank LFDW), in collaboration with Nigerian Export Promotion Council, announces its participation at the annual International Fashion Showcase hosted at Brewery street Car Park by British Council / British Fashion Council at London Fashion Week from 20 – 24 February.
The GTbank LFDW platform will present designers Grey, Iamisigo, Kenneth Ize, Orange Culture and LFDW Fashion Focus 2015 Finalist/ Fayrouz L’Original Season 1 winner – T.I Nathan; via a curated static exhibition titled ‘Meta 5’, which is co-sponsored by Fayrouz Nigeria. Nnenna Ifebigh-Hemeson, Senior Brand Manager, Fayrouz said we are proud of Temitayo, a designer from the winning team of Fayrouz L’Original 2014. We believe this is only the beginning of his wonderful journey. Our hope is that his success will encourage other young creative individuals to follow their dreams and challenge themselves to Be Original like the Fayrouz brand”
Meta 5 is an experiment in time that admires both the naturally subtle and wildly obvious progressions in the trajectory of a designer’s fashion artistry, curated by Yegwa Ukpo.
International Fashion Showcase 2015 will host over 130 emerging designers from 30 countries in the largest public fashion exhibition of its kind. Each participating country will present a selection of emerging designers whom they feel most represents the future of fashion in their region. This year’s event will include designer mentoring programmes and seminars on business development facilitated by London College of Fashion.
Underlining the importance of the IFS, Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Olusegun Awolowo said “The
International Fashion Showcase offers an excellent platform for presenting the vast richness of Nigeria’s fashion, textiles and creativity. This opportunity comes on the heels of the government’s renewed efforts at reviving the cotton, textile and garment sector to further increase non oil exports.
NEPC is very positive about the collaboration with Style House Files and sees this as one of many crucial initiatives in our partnership aimed at gaining optimal position on the global market place for Nigerian fashion and design.
Founder/Chief Creative Officer Lagos Fashion and Design Week, Omoyemi Akerele stated ” We are delighted to present the Nigerian delegation at International Fashion Showcase 2015. As the Nigerian fashion industry gradually evolves with growing support and partnership from the private and public sector, the GTBank LFDW platform forges ahead with a determination to ensure that Lagos, Nigeria can hold its own as a fashion capital that’s both creative and commercial.