International Fashion Showcase 2013 Nigeria Showroom
konknaijagirl | On 10, Feb 2012
The British Council and British Fashion Council will collaborate for a second time on the International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week February 2013.
27 embassies will display the work of over 110 international emerging designers. The public, together with international press and buyers, will have the opportunity to explore these innovative collections throughout the month of February.
Nigeria participates too!
Lagos Fashion and Design Week presents Woven Threads, an exhibition that will look to the future of Nigerian fashion as it explores the art of textile craftsmanship. Such traditional arts are an integral part of Nigerian heritage and cultural identity and bring employment and income for many communities in the country.
Woven Threads will complete the link between the art of textile craftsmanship and the fashion industry’s emerging talent in Nigeria, making its vision of synergy between the country’s garment heritage and blossoming fashion industry a reality
“The shows offer a collective welcome to everyone with an interest in fashion, whether professional or not. London has developed its reputation as a supporter of the future of fashion by being open to ideas and innovation from everywhere – as a city we are multi-cultural, our art colleges are a magnet for international students and we are always thrilled to be able to get the first glimpse of the new.”- Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and contributing editor Vogue US
Organised by the Nigerian High Commission & Lagos Fashion and Design Week, the Nigeria Showroom runs from 13 February 2013 to 21 February 2013
Designers on show include:
- Orange Culture
- Bridget Awosika
- Kola Kuddus
Participating countries include Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Estonia, Jamaica, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Vietnam.
culled from British Fashion Council & London Fashion Week
image credits - British Fashion Council