The AKWA IBOM FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2014 is a fashion festival created to celebrate African fashion & arts prowess, thus showcasing largely African content in the fashion & arts industry worldwide. The AIFDW 2014 which is also branded to be “AFRICAN 1ST 3 – DAY STREET INTERNATIONAL FASHION & ARTS FESTIVAL 2014” will showcase cultural, modern and economic importance of fashion and designing; manufacturing, marketing and merchandising in addition to numerous fashion investment and fashion business potentials as it affords designers and sponsors the opportunity of exploiting, accessing and reaching the large niche target market effortlessly in an attractive, themed and fashionable African street fashion festival.
The event which is aimed at promoting the business of fashion and arts in Akwa Ibom state and Nigeria at large will feature designs from both our Local and Internationally established designers with their designs that are inspired for Africa by Africa. This fashion platform will be a stepping stone to Akwa Ibom states viability as a world fashion market. The event will also contain fashion sales, open air fashion auctions, exhibition, elegant runway strutting, competitions and awards.
This event is proposed to take place at The Scenic View of the Silverbird Galleria Ibom Tropicana, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state scheduled to hold on the “24th – 26th of July, 2014”.
AKWA IBOM FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2014 will open substantial and potential marketing, networking and sales opportunity to all its partners and stakeholders. It is the premiere edition and the 1st fashion week to be held in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria. The fashion Week is an event produced and hosted by Dwhytes Entertainment and is endorsed by the following;
The Akwa Ibom state Government
The Federal Ministry for Culture & Tourism
The Akwa ibom state Ministry for Culture & Tourism
The State Ministry for Women Affairs.
The fitting THEME for the event “TELL A TALE” will explore designers’ inspiration, attitude and style behind their designs so as to give the audience a perception and idea behind the design creation as it hits the runway.
The MORAL theme of the event “SHUN NUDITY, SAVE DECENCY & MORALITY” also explores the designers’ creation of trendy, en vogue but decent designs fashionable to people of all works of life.
The STREET FASHION theme of the event “YOUTHS, TRENDS AND VOGUES” will explore designers creation of a street fashionable attire as it becomes en vogue, trendy, fashionable and for the African youth who basically occupies the largest target market idea of all designers.
Over 50 designers are expected to grace the premier edition of the AIFDW 2014. Part of the designs expected to hit the runway are the Kenyan, South African, Mozambican, Ghanaian and Tanzanian designs as designers from these countries get ready to take the centre stage alongside other Nigerian designers who have also been established in the International fashion scene creating a forum whereby the upcoming designers showcasing would intermix with these designers, thus improving their optimism in the African fashion market.
MAKE UP ARTISTES/HAIR STYLIST
Over 20 selected make – up artistes and hair stylists would also have a feel of the street fashion festival as they would not only be involved backstage in making up the models and other casts but will also be opportune to be on the runway showcasing their best of make – up and hair styles towards which at the end, a selected winner will emerge going home with lots of gifts. This is geared towards projecting both the brand and the image of the styling/make up company.
Over 45 local and international models would strut the runway of the forthcoming AIFDW 2014 street fashion festival.
Casting call would be disseminated to all models very soon.
No doubt, AIFDW 2014 would really project the glitz and glamour of our African/contemporary designs. AKWA IBOM STATE is getting ready to host you in this grandeur event. DON’T MISS THE ACTION!!! Be there!!!
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