The Annual African Fashion and Design week is set to hold from October13-15, 2017. We are more excited about the blue pearl rising star competition.
Before the three days event, there would be a series of events building up to the grand finale, which includes; Business of Fashion Seminar, this seminar offers opportunity to young rising designers to learn the basics of building a profitable and sustainable fashion brand alongside career opportunities that are available in the fashion industry. The second event is the African Icon of Hope Awards, this award is created to acknowledge designers outstanding works that has continuously put Africa on the fashion map globally. These seminars will take place in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, and Togo.
Lastly, there would be a competition which is put together by Blue pearl International, the organizers of African Fashion Week, “As part of BSI’s commitment to fostering creative independence amongst new talent in the African fashion and design industry, Bluepearl Rising Star is a competition in which the most creative and innovative designers selected will each present a much-anticipated capsule collection, before one of the young designers is awarded the title of Bluepearl Rising Star and also given the opportunity to showcase during the New York Fashion Week,” a statement from the organizers read. It also added that: “The prize also includes a scholarship to study Fashion and Design Technology.”
With all this happening, let’s not forget the main event which is themed “Honor the Masters and Celebrate the New’’ and the aim of this theme is to simply celebrate the veterans, and renowned designers while also giving room for new and emerging designers to showcase alongside.
Africa, Nigeria!! are you ready for what the organizers call “the grandest fashion week Africa has ever seen!” this is set to hold at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. Collections from over 30 leading established and emerging African designers from 11 countries will feature at the AFDW.