Lagos Fashion Week (LagosFW) is a fashion platform that drives the Nigerian and ultimately, the African fashion industry; by bringing together buyers, consumers as well as the media to view the current collections of designers at a four (4) day event in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria. As a leading African fashion event, LagosFW leads the way with initiatives that supports, strengthens and develops the fashion industry. Beyond the runway, the annual event provides a physical platform that’s gradually repositioning fashion as a useful tool for commerce and creativity in Nigeria. Further, Fashion Focus Africa 2019, an initiative of LagosFW provides tools necessary for the young African Designers. As such, LagosFW 2019 announces a call for Fashion Focus Africa.
Fashion Focus Africa is a program that aims towards the growth and promotion of emerging talent in the African fashion industry. Moreover, the Fashion Focus presents unique opportunities for emerging talents to harness their skills through business development workshops, creative workshops, and mentorships. This long opportunity affords five young designers with some of the tools they need to grow.
In order to participate in the Fashion Focus Africa 2019, a young designer must have a profile that meets the following requirements:
In order to apply for the Fashion Focus Africa, at first, the participant will require to complete and submit the online application form. In the application form, the should submit three design samples.
A selection committee will assess the application and shortlist 15 candidates to present their sample one-on-one. Among the 15 candidates, the selection committee will select 5 candidates to receive the benefits of the 2019 Fashion Focus Africa.
LagosFW will accept the application from the young designers for the Fashion Focus Africa until 20 September 2019. However, applications arriving after the deadline are ineligible for the program.