Fashion Business: Is Nigeria the Next Frontier for Fashion Retail? #Africanfashion

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Is Nigeria the next frontier for fashion retail? While South Africa has enjoyed a thriving retail climate, Nigeria, especially when it comes to fashion, has been lagging. However, in just the past few years alone, it appears Nigeria may very well be the next frontier for fashion retail. From stores like Zara, Mango, Levi’s, Nike and many more Western brands … Read More

Mathew Williamson – Spring/Summer 2013 Collection in Lagos #Luxuryfashionbrands

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Coming off the celebration of fifteen(15) years in the fashion business, one would have expected English designer Mathew Williamson to show the same collection he showed at London Fashion Week, in September, at MTN’s Lagos Fashion & Design Week in Lagos, Nigeria. Williamson, however, chose a different route. For his appearance as a guest designer at the prestigious event produced … Read More

Tiffany Amber – Spring/Summer 2013 Collection #Africanfashion #Africanluxurybrands

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We saw Tiffany Amber’s Spring/Summer Collection at the Arise Magazine African Icons show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York this September. For her showing at the MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week, she managed to spice things up a bit with a couple of red pieces we didn’t see before. For a review of the Spring/Summer collection, click here. … Read More

Jewel by Lisa – Spring/Summer 2013 Collection #Africanfashion #Africanluxurybrands

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Nigerian Fashion label Jewel by Lisa owned by Lisa Folawiyo has become a highly coveted brand within Africa that also continues to gain momentum on the international front. On the international front, in the last few years alone, Jewel by Lisa has enjoyed numerous American celebrities rocking her designs and international fashion buzz. What is the secret? We think it … Read More

MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013: Kelechi Odu Takes the Nigerian Man to the South of France in the 1920s with Igbo References #Nigerianfashion

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If there is one thing that became apparent during the recently completed MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week, it had to be that there were some gems that we needed to pay attention to from Nigeria’s Fashion Industry. One such gem is emerging designer Kelechi Odu. Resting on a solid design foundation, we particularly enjoyed his fresh and progressive spin … Read More

Fashion Business: SHF’s Omoyemi Akerele Quoted in New York Times – Fashion Weighs a Deeper Investment in Africa

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OMOYEMI AKERELE MTN LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK BLUE PRINT TO FOLLOW

  Omoyemi Akerele founder of Style House Files and the just concluded MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week was recently quoted in the New York Times, as part of the newspaper’s coverage of the IHT Luxury Conference held in Rome. “ROME — Has Africa’s golden moment arrived? For the gurus of the luxury world, the answer is a resounding yes … Read More

MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013: Kiki Kamanu, Delivers Something Different #LFDW

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Designer Kiki Kamanu promised something different for her Spring/Summer 2013 collection at MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week, and she indeed delivered. For starters, we loved her tank tops that bore subtle branding of the label and the label’s message. Kamanu then followed up with wearable art that was fresh, cosmopolitan, cool and sensuous. We also liked the designer’s own … Read More