Lagos Fashion Week launches competitions to discover raw fashion and visual-making talents

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Heineken Lagos Fashion Week in partnership with Style House Files, Fets Wallet, Fayrouz, and Canon launches the first ever Green Access Competition and 2018 Visual Makers Fellowship.

The Heineken Lagos Fashion Week is the bi-annual showcase held in the mega-city of Lagos. It is set to return for its 8th season from October 24-27, 2018. The next run arrives with two platforms to bring together creatives from around the country — fashion enthusiasts and image makers — to help fine-tune their talent and promote their careers.

The Green Access is a competition that aims to raise awareness amongst Nigerian students of the need to make sustainable choices in the Nigerian fashion industry and simultaneously, discover raw fashion talent.

Sustainability is at the forefront of global fashion conversations. More and more fashion enterprises are transforming their business models and embracing strategies towards more environmentally, socially and ethically conscious production.

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In Nigeria, designers like Emmy Kasbit, Maki Oh, Zashadu, Nkwo, and JZOsource for and utilize traditionally crafted materials, in an effort to support artisan craft, grow economic status and sustain generational craftsmanship of indigenous fabrics such as Adire, Akwete, Aso Oke, and Leather.

Fifteen (15) selected Green Access finalists will be commissioned to design one (1) outfit each, and gain promotion through participation in a fashion film and photo shoot.

On the other hand, The Visual Makers Fellowship, is specially created to discover, nurture and support budding image makers in the Nigerian Fashion scene and fine-tune their skills as Fashion Photographers and Filmmakers.

Successful Visual Maker Applicants will receive accreditation invitation to shoot for Lagos Fashion Week and will be provided with access to workshops and masterclasses.

Applications for the Green Access competition and Visual Makers Fellowship available on http://lagosfashionweek.ng

Applications close on September 14th, 2018. Pulse.ng

LFW2018 launches competitions to discover fashion talents

LFW2018 launches competitions to discover fashion talents