Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) will be holding the 2017 edition of the show on the 3rd & 4th of June at the The National Arts Theatre Lagos.
The founder of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, Ronke Ademiluyi, has stated the long term growth of the fashion industry is grounded on developing initiatives to ensure that Nigeria remains the centre of fashion and a leader at the forefront of creativity, style, and innovation. According to her, this new location fulfills the much desired goal to host a Fashion Week in a location that is true representation of our continent. The Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2017 theme is ‘Celebrating the Vibrant Pulse of Africa’ and is dedicated to Africa’s colourful and rich heritage. The venue for the 2017 edition has been tried and tested with a catwalk show held in April. The Theater space offers the freedom and flexibility to transform it to the required aesthetics required.
Honourable Adebimpe Akinsola, the Acting commissioner for Culture, Arts & Tourism, said in a recent interview that “The use of an iconic monument like the National Theater as the venue for a fashion show, is a welcome innovative idea and is in line with the State’s drive to promote the tourism, entertainment and the creative arts industry. This move by Africa Fashion Week will generate positive interest in one of the most important iconic locations in Lagos state.”
Aiki Odiawa Chief Operating Officer of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, said that “The decision to host this year’s fashion week at this iconic location is a conscious effort to take our guest on a nostalgic journey of the best of the past and vibrant pulse of the future by using this venue as a point of reference. Recall that this is same location that hosted the continent 40 years ago to FESTAC 77, a spectacular event that is yet to be rivaled in the continent to date”
This year’s event is done with the support from partners and sponsors like Daviva, ABC English Wax, Acceleratetv, Rite foods, Biggie drinks, Unilever, Domino Pizza, Morsi Pr, and media partners across the globe.
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