As the curtain falls on the 2nd edition of Native and Vogue Port Harcourt International Fashion Week, tonight, the three day event that has brought Port Harcourt to a standstill, will climax with the annual Allure Style Awards.
Instituted five years ago to recognise and applaud excellence in different sectors of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and entertainment, tonight’s event will honour Nine individuals and one company.
The categories are; Allure Style Icon Award, Model of the Year Award, Fashion Promoter of the Year Award, Designer of the Year, Young Designer of the Year and Allure Personality of the Year. Others are, Make Up Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year and Accessory Brand of the Year Winner of the Style Icon category. will be Allure’s brand Ambassador for the next one year. Nominees for this year’s edition are Nkiru Anumudu, Helen Prest-Ajayi and Mo Abudu.
The first edition was won by Dorothy Atake, the second edition was won by the duo of former. MBGN queen, Omowumi Akinnifesi and Mai Atafo while property developer, Eunice Efole was the winner for 2013. On the bill for today’s show are six designers; four international and two Nigerian designers. Led by UK based Kosibah Couture, others are South Africa based Naked Ape, KluK/CGDT, AD by Agbani Darego, Vera Nora Couture and Dak Val.
The show which promises to attract a huge number of A list Lagos and Port Harcourt celebrities, will be spiced with electric performances by Tu Face Idibia now re christened Tu Baba.
As nominees file out tonight, the question remains, who wins Allure Style Awards?