Nigerian fashion designers set Ibadan agog
No fewer than eight Nigerian fashion designers put on show designs and the best of African fashion for kids and teenagers at the 2015 African Kids and Teens Fashion Week in Ibadan.
The event, held on Dec. 27 at Mauve 21 Event Centre, Ibadan, featured various innovations and designs from Nigerians.
Among the designers at the event were Arambe, Dware outfit, Owambe, Datina Clothings, TJ Clothings, Zuchini, 509 Clothings and Bridal Showers.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the colourful and expository event was the second edition organised by Smartcode Africa and sponsored by the Bank Of Industry in Ibadan.
Speaking at the forum, Mr Ajibola Akande, the Chief Executive Officer of Smartcode Africa, said that the event was created to showcase the best of African fashion for kids and teenagers.
Akande commended the BOI for partnering with the organisation in transforming the industrial sector through the fashion industry.
Mr Pacqueens Irabor, the Oyo State Officer, BOI, said that the organisation would always support programme put up to transform the nation’s economy, the industrial sector and the promotion of indigenous innovations.
“We have provided N1 billion Fashion Fund to support fashion business, provide opportunity to create jobs and add value to the nation’s economy, while promoting our unique fashion sense,’’ he said.
Irabor said that the fund was to be accessed by fashion business owners and designers as loans to support their businesses.
Also, Mr Mobolaji Abimbola, the Head of Marketing, Smartcode Africa, commended the people for the large turnout to celebrate and appreciate Africa innovations, urging people to patronise the indigenous innovations.
Abimbola said that the nation at present needed more patronage of local goods and services to shore up the economy.
NAN reports that the three-day event featured media parley, fashion symposium and the fashion show.
The fashion show featured eight designers, 48 kids/teenage super models and over 100 incredible designs while programme was anchored by Rolake Bello from Fresh FM and Jacobs Adeyemi from Splash FM
NAN reports that Reekado Banks, Adetoun of Project Fame, Fabulous Pizzy, Shete, 13th Disciple, Kent Oxygen, MC Olympia and the Xpendables, performed at the event